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Monday, August 24, 2015
Japan's Xylophone of Forest Shows Rolling Stones Gather Sound...not moss
Docomo, a Japanese telecoms giant has created a xylophone in the forest out of small planks that play Bach's Cantata 147 just by placing a hard stone-like ball at the starting point and letting it roll downhill along a series of fir and maple wood pieces grown in Hokkaido, Japan where this nature-ly exhibit is being showcased. A vending machine is near the featured piece, where you can purchase a ball to use as many times as you want; then take it home. Play it only on sunny days, though. On rainy days, the xylophone takes a rest. The cost to get in the gardens is 1,500 JPY and 300 JPY to play. A must see if you're in the Far East. "A single wooden ball is released from the top androlls down the step-like keysand plays Bach's Cantata 147" --Wired Co UK CONTACT; Hokkaido: Garden Show 2015 Daisetsu Management Committee Office Kamikawa-cho Town Office180 Minami-machi, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaido 078-1753, Japan
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Featured: John Ross' shopping cart chair; Life Pittsburgh's art panel of reused papers; Biko's sax, James Simon's glass embellished bust; CC McBeth's salvaged cheeseboard mask; a KH Mural detail of "green" artist, Vanessa German; Barb Ali's shard earrings; Bill Cousins' recycled sign of "Peace,"and a painting of salvaged logo wrappers from the Artz Explosion Event at Duquesne U. Also, decorating tips: Plain sticks painted to look like red coral and a cool pic of an rusty letter plate by photographer Bob Strovers. Caught recycling: A "polo" Player from Bike Pittsburgh with salvage wheel guards, Green Artists Brenda Aminah Lynn Robinson w/LaVerne Kemp; Artist, Susan Constanse, who reuses old canvas, and a young man found knitting in The Strip with sustainable bamboo needles.