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Monday, October 15, 2012

Soundscape: Pachinko Parlor

Pachinko (:52) This short video by Tim Prebble illustrates the soundscape within and outside a Pachinko parlor. Pachinko is a mechanical game machine that is used for recreation and frequently for gambling in Japan. The soundscape within the parlor created by an array of of these machines is quite loud as is evident as the door of this venue opens and closes. Source: Vimeo.

According to Wikipedia, "A pachinko machine resembles a vertical pinball machine, but has no flippers and uses a large number of small balls. The player fires balls into the machine, which then cascade down through a dense forest of pins. If the balls go into certain locations, they may be captured and sequences of events may be triggered that result in more balls being released."

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