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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:43 am

Japan's most complicated clock is a 165-year-old mechanical masterpiece

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Also known as the Myriad year clock, the Mannen Jimeishou (万年自鳴鐘) was a universal clock designed by the Japanese genius inventor Hisashige Tanaka, who built most of the clock by himself using simple tools like files and saws between the years 1848 and 1851. It is designated as an Important Cultural Asset by the Japanese government.

Standing 63cm high and weighing 38kg, the clock is a true mechanical marvel made of over 1,000 parts and capable of running for an entire year when fully wound. It has six sides, each showing different aspects of time simultaneously. The first one is a wadokei that tells traditional Japanese time where the hours varied according to the seasons (for example, longer daylight hours in summer and shorter in winter). The second one shows the 24 seasonal periods of the traditional Japanese solar year. The third side shows the day of the week, while the fourth indicates the date according to the Chinese sexagenary cycle (translation: it shows the day based on the ten lunar calendar signs and the twelve signs of the Chinese zodiac). The fifth side displays the day of the month and has a sphere in the center that shows the phases of the moon. Finally, the last dial shows the usual time.

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:03 am

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Enpukuji Ceiling — Choshi, Chiba —1992
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Re: Japan

Post by Pyrrho » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:32 pm


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:55 pm

I find it fascinating that Japan has a Tom & Jerry museum, never mind the specifics of the exhibits.

If a weeaboo meets one of the patrons of the museum they mutually annihilate. :)
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Re: Japan

Post by Rob Lister » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:26 pm

I'd guess it would port just fine to any foreign nation. Nothing to translate.

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Re: Japan

Post by sparks » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:41 pm

Tom got the wrong end of the fucking stick. Just like Wiley Coyote did.

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Re: Japan

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:51 am

Image "If I turn in a sicko, will I get a reward?"

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Re: Japan

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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:28 am

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Re: Japan

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:23 am

Very Japanese. :D
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Re: Japan

Post by Witness » Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:05 am

↑ Indeed, looks straight out of Studio Ghibli. :)

Something more martial?

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Re: Japan

Post by shuize » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:49 pm

Typical of things in Japan, that gun is overstaffed.