Monday, May 09, 2005

...we came across this odd looking thing. It's a circle of loudspeakers for playing the "going to/from work music". I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but every town plays music to wake people up in the mornings and to tell them when to go home at night: in Asahi the music is played at 6am, 6pm and 10pm. No-one really pays attention to it though, as far as I can gather: apparently it's an old custom to let rice field workers know what time it is. It's bloody loud though, as well as being a bit surreal: especially since they play the theme tune from the Hovis advert at home time. Japan meets Yorkshire.


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