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Suikinkutusu is a Japanese garden ornament and a sound producing device. Also known as a "water harp" it is commonly part of a chozubachi, a place for washing the hands at a temple garden or before tea ceremony. In the past these contraptions were called tosuimon. The sound is made when water drops into the cavern below, reflecting on the enclosed jar underneath and creates a water echo effect such as in a cave.
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Suikinkutusu is a Japanese garden ornament and a sound producing device.  Also known as a "water harp" it is commonly part of a chozubachi, a place for washing the hands at a temple garden or before tea ceremony.  In the past these contraptions were called tosuimon.  The sound is made when water drops into the cavern below, reflecting on the enclosed jar underneath and creates a water echo effect such as in a cave.