MIYAZAKI’S 28-TON CLOCK

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Studio Ghibli presented an early Christmas gift to Tokyo’s Nippon Television Network on Wednesday. A huge mechanical clock, designed by Hayao Miyazaki. The Mainichi Daily News reports:

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.

Jeremy Bernstein sent us a You Tube link to a video of the clock.