Japanese Shishi Odoshi "Deer Scarer" Bamboo Water Fountain

Japanese Shishi Odoshi "Deer Scarer" Bamboo Water Fountain

Featured in the famous “Kill Bill Vol. 1” fight scene – the Shishi Odoshi or “Deer Scarer” Bamboo Water Fountain would make a fantastic water feature for one’s Backyard or “Zen Garden”. This one was filmed at the Morikami Japanese Gardens near Boca Raton, Florida. There are many kits and DIY ideas out there, but I have to say, if I was to do one – I would imitate this one, make it big and use natural bamboo and lots of rocks. A relatively simple project that just requires a pump and some imagination. This fountain operates on about a 50 second period and when full of water it falls and makes two loud knocks on rocks and then resets for another 50 seconds. One adjusts the length of the return knocks and how loud the knocks are by how many bamboo cells you open letting a certain volume of water collect and adjusting the pivot point. A large cavity and a slow period and heavy water for a big splash and loud knocks, which is what I would prefer. The ideas is that the loud knocks disturb deer that might eat your garden plants, but it doesn’t bother the birds and other little critters. And really it functions as a meditative background. Enjoy three complete cycles of this unique fountain!
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50 Comments

  1. Daniel on June 5, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    So this really is hattori hanzo steel…

  2. Stuart Kent on June 5, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    The SUSPENSE!!!!!! Relaxing?

  3. yixnorb on June 5, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Oh Dear, I"m scared.

  4. My Jattapong on June 5, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Nice video

  5. Ghost on June 5, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    That’s a beautiful backyard!

  6. Ghiaccio Frame on June 5, 2022 at 9:16 pm

    The irony is that I love these things but I’m a deer!

  7. Subhadeep Mandal on June 5, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    I am watching this doesn’t mean that I got inspired from an anime and came searching.
    I mean yes I did get inspired from animes but it doesn’t mean that’s the reason I’m here 😂

  8. IcarusFlys on June 5, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    It sounds better in anime

  9. Leo Cornelius on June 5, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    2:10 is when it falls (for those looking)

  10. Cat Demiboy on June 5, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    is it normal that it bangs like that on the floor?

  11. Adorabunny on June 5, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  12. Shadow Dragon Productions on June 5, 2022 at 9:24 pm

    I have one of these in Animal Crossing, so I just had to look it up and see what it’s like in real life. I kinda want one.

  13. jgerke55 on June 5, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Speaking as a deer, this is Hellraiser to us.

  14. OnsuVensa on June 5, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    So that’s the purpose of them I never knew…

  15. Anvilshock on June 5, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    These things were created for punctuating punchlines in Anime!

  16. Throw a Chair on June 5, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    Deer: Holy Shit

  17. Bobby on June 5, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Ultimate Zen

  18. Hummingbirds on June 5, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    I’m gonna build one of these to keep raccoons away!!!

  19. S0 DOONE! on June 5, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    This one doesn’t make much of a sound 🙁

  20. Wednesday on June 5, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    Was used to add tension in Kill Bill

  21. Regan Ridings on June 5, 2022 at 9:35 pm

    Omg I was just looking through the description I can’t believe this was filmed at the Morikami Museum. I live near there. How crazy. I haven’t gone to Morikami but I want to really badly. I love the Japanese, Korean, Chinese culture. It’s so interesting

  22. Kaida Tong on June 5, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    0:27, 1:17, etc

  23. Dennis Høegh on June 5, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Dull sound when knocking back on the rock. Like the bamboo has cracked.

  24. Agustin Lopez on June 5, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    Can someone please explain what these are for?

  25. T Mel904 on June 5, 2022 at 9:40 pm

    I LOVE IT

  26. poop-fart-daily on June 5, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    It’s so cute and makes me feel tranquil. I want one!

  27. hoobaguy on June 5, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Excuse me. Do you know a place where sailors like to hang out?

  28. WoomyWobble on June 5, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    I liked it when the thing went thunk.

  29. KONSERVATIV_ORK on June 5, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Ahhhhh! It’s suck a fuck up

    Very cool water feature though

  30. Biag Edmond Jr. T. on June 5, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Huh. Never thought this video made me learned about patience

  31. L2 BLINK on June 5, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    Anime

  32. Maica Sherman on June 5, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    I am researching ancient sounds in anime for a final project. The main focus is Jiraiya (Naruto) and the sounds of Kabuki, but I am also looking at things like shishi odoshi … just common ancient sound effects that are inserted into anime.
    I don’t know the meaning of ANY of it, but I want to know.
    If anyone has any pointers (animes, what these sounds mean, etc) please let me know!

  33. Suryo Ardi on June 5, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Voice of bird, water, bamboo boring, very satisfied

  34. Toxyn Corvin on June 5, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Twilight Princess Hyrule Field Night Theme has a sound in it similar to this

  35. mujahed mohammed on June 5, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    My WhatsApp number 8686354884

  36. Hameed Zagadinow on June 5, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    Theses move much faster in animes, lol…

  37. Chitra Iyer on June 5, 2022 at 9:54 pm

    super

  38. Blankface Nobody on June 5, 2022 at 9:56 pm

    Who’s here from animal crossing?

  39. 고3406박종하 ParkJongHa on June 5, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    I NEED LOOP!!

  40. Love Craft on June 5, 2022 at 9:58 pm

    Sounds like smth has broken 🙂

  41. Matt C on June 5, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    If I had one of these in my garden I think I’d spend most the day sitting and watching it

  42. Parker Vogel on June 5, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    y’all member the time in jojo where they used this? CX

  43. Noah Blanchette on June 5, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    animal crossing brought me here

  44. Snowfall Thecat on June 5, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    nobody:

    deer: run away!!!

  45. BASU on June 5, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Came from Gintama

  46. Big L on June 5, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    I guess we all come from kill bill cottonmouth scene

  47. Sharad Seth on June 5, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Truly awesome…!!

  48. Tom Florczak Jr. on June 5, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    Shenmue brought me here

  49. BeastGamer1337! on June 5, 2022 at 10:04 pm

    I am going to make one of these.

  50. eertikrux 666 on June 5, 2022 at 10:05 pm

    *Dororo opening flashback*

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