2011年11月28日星期一

Japanese Rain Clock

Where: South Gate building of Osaka City Station

Let’s say that you are on a trip to Osaka, Japan and you are at the newly built Osaka City Station, and suddenly, you want to know the time right now because you might be late for a friend’s party. You discover now that you forgot to bring your watch with you and your phone is out of battery. What can you do?

If you are in this situation, you should head to the south gate building of the Osaka City Station and stare at the fountain for a period of time. You will find out that it is actually a clock – wait, a what?


Yes, a fountain, raining clock!

This water fountain clock actually uses specialized printers that release water droplets in specific and determined patterns in order to reproduce images stored on a computer. Therefore, this raining clock is more like a “digital clock”!

Not only can this fountain display time, it can also show scrolling patterns and pictures; this technology, created by the Koei Industry, has just been created in March 2011 – and it has already attracted many tourists to come and to check out what time it is!

Watch the video below to check out this “clock”!


1 則留言:

  1. 如果我在現場,我想我也會像小朋友一樣咁興奮~~

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