Temawashi Organ Kino, Yokohama


Street organs are a traditional instrument of Europe that have their history in the eighteenth century as tiny hand-cranked table organs designed to teach song birds to sing melodies. The street organ coming to WMDF has a unique extra feature: it can also tell stories by displaying pictures. It was made recently by Motoki Tanime, a Japanese craftsman living in Hakodate. It is worth witnessing this unusual spectacle, which also incorprates elements of mime and balloon play.