Did you know that the figurines in Matsumoto’s famous giant karakuri clock change? I didn’t!
Of course I have seen the giant clock spin open and whirl its mechanical figures before, but I always thought that they were permanent parts of the machine! In the past year, I’ve only seen a mechanical marching band turning around the ball’s center, but yesterday when I was riding past the clock, it opened and there were many figures of children dressed in kimono and playing with Matsumoto’s famous temari balls.
If you’re in the area and happen to be walking past the clock when it strikes on the hour, check and see who is dancing around the ball now!