The bicycle horn and wind-up motor / 自転車のパフパフとぜんまい

I added a couple of things to my instrument.

The horn is a bicycle horn. I attached goose-neck and melodica mouth piece (not in this picture).

The white parts in right-bottm corner is a wind-up motor. Banetoriko without wind-up motor is like sushi without wasabi.




This Heatがある曲で使ってたピアニカのあの核戦争やっちゃって全部焼け野が原的な音がすると、言い聞かせています。チャルメラの最期の息か。

手前の白いものは、ぜんまい!です。ぜんまいと言えば、バネ。バネといえば、ばねとりこ。ばねとりこがばねを使わずして何がばねとりこと言えよう! ということつけました。「じぃぃゆいいいいんっ!」って音がします。「ぎゅいんぎゅいん」って感じで。


The Rice Cooker Blues / 妖怪『鳴釜』

My beloved rice cooker finally gave up on me. He died.

It was wonderful six years with Mr. Rice-cooker.

So I decided to take him apart if I can find some useful parts for noise.

He was very simple. As dried rice fell from departed parts, I began missing him. Sayonara…

I saved these remembrances (also the inner pot, which is not in pictures) for the future. Spring is always useful. This thick metal thingy makes faintly dried metal sound when I hit.

… Now, I guess I have to cook rice with a pot…











『吉備津神社には鳴釜神事の起源として以下の伝説が伝えられている。 吉備国に、温羅(うら)という名の百済の王子が来訪、土地の豪族となったが、鬼となり悪事を働いたため、大和朝廷から派遣されてきた四道将軍の一人、吉備津彦命に首を刎ねられた。首は死んでもうなり声をあげ続け、犬に食わせて骸骨にしてもうなり続け、御釜殿の下に埋葬してもうなり続けた。これに困った吉備津彦命に、ある日温羅が夢に現れ、温羅の妻である阿曽郷の祝の娘である阿曽媛に神饌を炊かしめれば、温羅自身が吉備津彦命の使いとなって、吉凶を告げようと答え、神事が始まったという。』

「鳴釜神事」「フリー百科事典 ウィキペディア日本語版』より鳴釜神事



An inner pot remind me yokai (Japanese folklore spirit / monster), “narigama”.

I drew my version of narigama, based on the painting by Sekien Toriyama.

So much fun to sketch yokai.

I found out interesting facts about narigama.

The origin of this yokai comes from the ritual at Kibitsu Shrine, Okayama, divining fortune by sound of the pot cooking rice.

According to Wikipedia Japan,

“This is a story about the origin of the ritual of narigama:

The prince of Baekje, Ura visited Kibi no Kuni in Japan. He became a powerful clan in the region, but then he became a demon, committing evil acts. So the Yamato imperial court sent one of the four shoguns, Kibutsuno Hikomikoto to cut Ura’s head off. Even after being beheaded, his head kept growling. Ura’s head kept growling even he let dogs eat the head to bones, or he buried it under the iron pot at the shrine. One day, Ura appeared in kibitsuno Hikomikoto’s dream, saying if he let Ura’s wife (Asohime) cook the rice for him, he would tell the fortune. This is how the ritual of narigama started.”鳴釜神事

Yokai and noise are related often.
Making noise with the rice cooker has deep significance… I guess.

Banetoriko on the Edge / ばねとりこ危機一髪

When I was replacing the pick-up for my instrument, The metal nuts got stuck in the important part.

I tried hard to remove them, but only to find they got stuck and stripped even more.

I was about to cry, but instead I drunk sake and went to bed.

The next day, I tried with a socket wrench with my Ryobi….

Then the socket wrench head got stuck! Look what I did, I made it even worse…

But amazingly, I ended up having enough “grip” to loosen the nut on the other side.

What a relief! The picture shows my struggle… Look at the left nut how I beat that up!






やばかった… 写真に格闘のあとが。ナットが傷だらけです…