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Daemon
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Time Observance Day

Emperor Tenchi (or Tenji) of Japan (626-671) is credited with making the first water clock, a device that measured time by the amount of water leaking out of a vessel. The Japanese honor their 38th emperor on June 10, the day on which he first ordered the hour to be announced by sounding temple bells and drums. The Rokoku Festival, or Water Clock Festival, is held on this day at the Omi Jingu Shrine in the city of Otsu, Shiga Prefecture, where the emperor's water clock is housed. More...
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Rokokusai (Water Clock Festival)

Clock Festival(Rokokusai)




The Rokokusai (Water Clock Festival)is held on every June 10, the National Time Day, to commemorate the day on which Emperor Tenji began to use the water clock to tell the timeto people.Watch clock manufacturerswill bring their new products as the offerings for the Rokokusai to the shrine.




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