Friday, August 01, 2008

Another Japanese Sound

I love the sound of pre-dusk on a sunny day. The sound of futons being beaten. The way the sound bounces off buildings and echoes. The way a number of women will be beating futons at the same time, it sounds like some sort of percussion jamming session.

Sitting at home and hearing that, I know it's been a lovely sunny day.

7 comments:

tornadoes28 said...

Yes, some of my strongest memories are of certain sounds I hear in Japan that I don't hear in the States.

A funny sounding bird in Otawara, the train station chimes, and the mailman cruising around the neighborhood on his scooter.

fantasybaseballmacbookpro said...

What about those great little things called Semi's?? :) How did I ever survive in Canada without them.

lina said...

my favourite Japanese sounds are the tunes at the train stations when a train arrives.

Syahiran Samsuddin said...

this one sounds romantic
-simple situation yet very meaningful to certain people.

huey mei said...

i can feel your happiness

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hey tornadoes - yeh, we have just gotten bird sounds at my local station, I just love them!

Hey fantasy.. - you mean cicadas? Definately a sound of summer. Actually, they still make me think of Christmas holidays and swimming in the pool, back home (in Australia), I'd wake up to a chorus of them every morning on summer holidays.

Hey Lina - yeh, we don't have that around here, but I know the sound you mean from Tokyo. I love it because to me, it's such a Tokyo sound.

Hey Syahiran - yeh these sounds stick with me forever. It's funny, when I'm back in Australia and I hear those sounds in a Japanese movie, I get really homesick for Japan.

Hey Huey - yep, very happy sounds :)

Pecos Blue said...

Thank you for dropping by and I will look for the book. My German is pretty good. I have to look up some words like bark but otherwise we can converse. My biggest obstacle right now is not having anyone near me who speaks german or whom I could have a play group with. So this is hard. Also requires lots of motivation.

Thank you for coming by.