Japan's own native music is nothing like this, but the Japanese have, in recent years, become well-known throughout the world for their interpretations of western music, particularly Bach. The idea of creating a self-playing xylophone (marimba?) operated entirely by gravity to play this particular piece was a flash of genius. Any nation could have produced the skills to make it, but the Japanese THOUGHT of it. Perhaps the next stage would be to have a second instrument alongside this one to play the chorale melody, to which this piece forms the accompaniment!
I loved it! (I'm an engineer by profession, and an amateur organist in my retirement)
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