Suikinkutsu means a water harp hollow in Japanese. It is a jar buried in the corner of the garden and it makes music-like sound generated by water drips. The film finds a practice in which Japanese people show their love of nature.
Video Water Harp : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enfTsvBCJfA
A suikinkutsu (水琴窟?, literally “water koto cave”) is a type of Japanese garden ornament and music device. It consists of an upside down buried pot with a hole at the top. Water drips through the hole at the top onto a small pool of water inside of the pot, creating a pleasant splashing sound that rings inside of the pot similar to a bell or a Japanese zither called koto. It is usually built next to a traditional Japanese stone basin called chōzubachi, part of a tsukubai for washing hands before the Japanese tea ceremony.
What beautiful sounds dripping water make! I’d love to meditate with a Suikinkutsu in my garden.