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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    aarao 1 year, 4 months ago

    Thanks for this. Using it in the unreal game engine for a landscape architectural project.

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    CreepyPastry 1 year, 6 months ago

    This is perfect, thank you! I plan to use this in a relaxation tape themed lo-fi hip hop track.

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    takas20 2 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you for making this recording available. I have used it as part of the sound montage behind an arrangement of the Ainu tonkori piece Ikeresotte, an apotropeic piece to frighten off unseen monsters

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    keinvhz 4 years, 8 months ago


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    zero_organizm 5 years, 6 months ago

    this is perf. thank you.

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