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   (Deer Scarer)

Introduced into Japanese Gardens  for  decorative reasons, the Deer Scarer was an import from the farmlands where it  was used to scare off wild deer and boar.  Water from a feeding spout flows into a hollow bamboo tube which tips forward and then drops back onto a sounding stone.  The resultant clack frightened the deer, and in the garden gives a feeling of solitude.

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