Temawashi Organ Kino & Stilt Nanisole, 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. For one day only on the opening day of Aug 5, the giant “White Clown” Nanisole will join Kino-san to reprise their joint debut from WMDF last year.