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Some light reading for the coffee break

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Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Postby chonchon » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:27 am

Biidoro in Japanese ビードロ comes from Portuguese Vidro for glass, and indicates Edo/Meiji glass. Pop-pen as this toy is called, seems to come from the delicate little clicking noise it makes. Sounds Dutch somehow.

Little children sometimes wear Tsukkake on their feet which make the noise "Pop pee pop pee pop pee..." as they toddle along.
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Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Postby AFNetsuke » Sat Apr 22, 2017 7:36 pm

Was this invented to mimic some kind of bird chirps?
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Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Postby chonchon » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:30 am

Yes, natural sounds, Alan, entirely possible, or even Suzumushi cricket sounds.
https://www.google.co.jp/search?q=鈴虫&ie ... ent=safari
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Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Postby AFNetsuke » Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:43 pm

Yes, the cricket!
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Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Postby chonchon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:30 am

This site lets us listen to the sounds of an assortment of Japanese musical instruments.

http://www2.ntj.jac.go.jp/dglib/content ... zukan.html

(What I learned was called a Rin, the large Buddhist bowl bell, is described as a Kin here, so I will now go and check out the difference.)
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Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Postby chonchon » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:37 am

Ah, it depends on the branch of Buddhism, I have discovered, but according to our friend Wiki the generic term Rin is correct for singing bowl.
https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%88%B4 ... F%E5%85%B7)
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Re: Some light reading for the coffee break

Postby jbjtennyo » Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:48 am

I have a singing bowl, and use it quite often to clean the chi in my house, and also in my son's Chiropractic office. Sounds are said to bring good and positive energy, and music is high on the list. Children's laughter also among the highest of sounds for making auspicious energy.
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