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4th Jun '16 10:49:52 PM nombretomado
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* The PS2 music/rhythm game ''Unison'' has its lead female characters dancing to a traditional Japanese ''enka'' song called "YoSaKu". The establishing shot of the performance hall shows one of these underneath a statue of an Eastern dragon.

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* The PS2 [=PS2=] music/rhythm game ''Unison'' has its lead female characters dancing to a traditional Japanese ''enka'' song called "YoSaKu". The establishing shot of the performance hall shows one of these underneath a statue of an Eastern dragon.
26th May '16 10:46:19 AM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. Every episode involving a flashback from Sasuke, or the Hyuga household.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
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Every episode involving a flashback from Sasuke, or the Hyuga household.



* One shows up in the 13th episode of ''{{Shiki}}''. It doinks away in the background of an scene with very little dialogue, making the whole thing seem rather awkward.

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* One shows up in the 13th episode of ''{{Shiki}}''.''Manga/{{Shiki}}''. It doinks away in the background of an scene with very little dialogue, making the whole thing seem rather awkward.
23rd May '16 7:36:18 AM AnotherDuck
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* No zen garden is complete without one. If you ever hire one of those feng shui "consultants", they'll most likely tell you that you need one of these and charge you hundreds of dollars for it.
* [[MundaneUtility These are also useful as automated nut-grinders if set up with correctly-shaped stones and a waterfall for continuous power.]]
28th Mar '16 10:46:25 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Sakura's family estate in Sendai, in ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen''. During the first episode of the first {{OVA}} series, the sound of the ''shishi-odoshi'' is used to punctuate the passing of time as the young Sakura struggles to learn the secrets of her family's style of kendo.

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* Sakura's family estate in Sendai, in ''VideoGame/SakuraTaisen''.''VideoGame/SakuraWars''. During the first episode of the first {{OVA}} series, the sound of the ''shishi-odoshi'' is used to punctuate the passing of time as the young Sakura struggles to learn the secrets of her family's style of kendo.
25th Mar '16 7:22:57 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Used immediately to show the wealth of the Shishidou household in ''Anime/SoraWoKakeruShoujo''. And we do mean "immediately" - it's the very first shot in the anime.

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* Used immediately to show the wealth of the Shishidou household in ''Anime/SoraWoKakeruShoujo''.''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughSpace''. And we do mean "immediately" - it's the very first shot in the anime.
10th Mar '16 2:56:25 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': there's one on the grounds of the [[{{Yakuza}} Sonozaki]] estate.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'': In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' there's one on the grounds of the [[{{Yakuza}} Sonozaki]] estate.
3rd Feb '16 6:16:04 AM SpaceDrake
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To establish that a BigFancyHouse belongs to a family that is both traditionally Japanese and exceedingly wealthy, one can show many aspects of the home that seem extravagant. There's the big yard, the high fence, the sheer size of it. But for something that just screams "Rich Japanese Family" you need The Thing that Goes Doink.

This is a traditional water feature that is found in the yards of Japanese homes, properly called a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishi-odoshi shishi-odoshi]]'' or "deer scare"/"deer-chaser". It has a bamboo cup on a fulcrum that slowly fills with falling water. When it fills, it tips over and empties; when it flips back upright, its hollow back end hits a stone underneath it and makes a distinctive hollow-log "doink" sound. With a simple two-second shot of this device doing its thing, it is established without a doubt that this BigFancyHouse is a place of wealth[[note]]they require constantly running water to operate, which means either an absurd utilities bill or high value land containing a river or stream[[/note]] and tradition.[[note]]They date back several centuries to a time when wild deer actually were a problem that needed to be dealt with.[[/note]]

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To establish that a BigFancyHouse belongs to a family that is both traditionally Japanese and exceedingly wealthy, one can show many aspects of the home that seem extravagant. There's the big yard, the high fence, the sheer size of it. But for something that just screams "Rich Japanese Family" you need The Thing that That Goes Doink.

This is a traditional water feature that is found in the yards of Japanese homes, properly called a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishi-odoshi shishi-odoshi]]'' or "deer scare"/"deer-chaser". It has a bamboo cup on a fulcrum that slowly fills with falling water. When it fills, it tips over and empties; when it flips back upright, its hollow back end hits a stone underneath it and makes a distinctive hollow-log "doink" sound. With a simple two-second shot of this device doing its thing, it is established without a doubt that this BigFancyHouse is a place of wealth[[note]]they require constantly running water to operate, which means either an absurd utilities bill or or, especially in works set pre-industrialization, high value land containing a river or stream[[/note]] and tradition.[[note]]They tradition[[note]]They date back several centuries centuries, to a time when wild deer actually were a problem that needed to be dealt with.[[/note]]
with in a way that didn't involve wasteful and labor-intensive mass slaughter[[/note]].
3rd Feb '16 6:13:24 AM SpaceDrake
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In addition to indicating a moneyed and traditional household, The Thing That Goes Doink is sometimes used to signal an imminent HotSpringsEpisode.

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In addition to indicating a moneyed and traditional household, The Thing That Goes Doink is sometimes used to signal an imminent HotSpringsEpisode.
HotSpringsEpisode - a proper Japanese ''onsen'' will often sell itself on a "traditional" image, and a ''shishi-odoshi'' is part of that, especially what with water logically being rather available at a hot spring.
30th Jan '16 3:19:55 PM WillKeaton
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If the [[BuffySpeak doinker]] happens to be in a Western home, you can bet that they're a NewAgeRetroHippie who recently converted to Zen Buddhism and insists that it "balances the home's chi" or whatever [[note]]Never mind that wild deer actually ARE a problem that needs to be dealt with in much of North America. Not to mention the not-always-sober hunters they attract[[/note]].

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If the [[BuffySpeak doinker]] happens to be in a Western home, you can bet that they're a NewAgeRetroHippie who recently converted to Zen Buddhism and insists that it "balances the home's chi" or whatever whatever.[[note]]Never mind that wild deer actually ARE a problem that needs to be dealt with in much of North America. Not to mention the not-always-sober hunters they attract[[/note]].
attract.[[/note]]
30th Jan '16 3:17:39 PM WillKeaton
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This is a traditional water feature that is found in the yards of Japanese homes, properly called a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishi-odoshi shishi-odoshi]]'' or "deer scare"/"deer-chaser". It has a bamboo cup on a fulcrum that slowly fills with falling water. When it fills, it tips over and empties; when it flips back upright, its hollow back end hits a stone underneath it and makes a distinctive hollow-log "doink" sound. With a simple two-second shot of this device doing its thing, it is established without a doubt that this BigFancyHouse is a place of wealth[[note]]they require constantly running water to operate, which means either an absurd utilities bill or high value land containing a river or stream[[/note]] and tradition[[note]]they date back several centuries to a time when wild deer actually were a problem that needed to be dealt with[[/note]].

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This is a traditional water feature that is found in the yards of Japanese homes, properly called a ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shishi-odoshi shishi-odoshi]]'' or "deer scare"/"deer-chaser". It has a bamboo cup on a fulcrum that slowly fills with falling water. When it fills, it tips over and empties; when it flips back upright, its hollow back end hits a stone underneath it and makes a distinctive hollow-log "doink" sound. With a simple two-second shot of this device doing its thing, it is established without a doubt that this BigFancyHouse is a place of wealth[[note]]they require constantly running water to operate, which means either an absurd utilities bill or high value land containing a river or stream[[/note]] and tradition[[note]]they tradition.[[note]]They date back several centuries to a time when wild deer actually were a problem that needed to be dealt with[[/note]].
with.[[/note]]
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