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August 7th, 2008

A “deer chaser,” also known as a “Shishi odoshi,” is a bamboo Japanese water fountain with an upright hollow pivoting arm attached to a water source that when the arm gets full it tips over creating a sharp unique sound. They were originally designed to scare deer away from a garden but are now also used as a garden ornament that adds a heartbeat to ones garden.

I recorded this in an authentic Japanese garden, I allowed it to strike two times so that you get the right amount of silence in-between that it takes for it to fill up before it strikes again.


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    heiwanalady 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for this :)
    Using on a personal art project for class.

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    Aleema 1 year, 7 months ago


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    darlosworld 1 year, 9 months ago

    Hi there,

    I just wanted to let you know I'm using this sound in a game.

    It's called Outlandish Move, and is designed to help Japanese students learning English.

    I won't put the link on here (since I think that counts as spam), but it you google it, you can find it.

    Many thanks ^_^


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    soundscapes 1 year, 10 months ago

    Outstanding! Thank you very much. (I'm going to use it to update the "Buddhist Temple" Natural Worlds soundscape that I made a long time ago -

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    TinyJiro 2 years, 11 months ago

    Also known as the thing that goes doink. Very good sound. Nice recording!

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