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What Time is It, Miyazaki-san?

Miyazaki Clock

Just caught this at Cartoon Brew, but apparently Hayao Miyazaki designed a 28-ton clock for Nippon Television Network…

The clock, which is 12 meters tall, 18 meters wide and weighs 28 tons, was made from 1,228 copper plates, and displays 32 mechanical trick features. The clock resembles images from Miyazaki’s film “Howl’s Moving Castle,” and at fixed intervals blacksmith dolls come out of the clock as music is played.

Read the full article here, which has a pic. Unfortunately, that YouTube video (direct link for the feedreaders) doesn’t show the dolls or anything. And the clock, to our knowledge, doesn’t take an unwitting passerby to an alternate dimension every second Thursday at 2pm. But, well, you can’t have everything.

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