Weekend Features: Amazing Japanese Commercial

It’s an Art World

This Japanese commercial shows a wooden ball rolling down a sloped xylophone and playing the song “Jesu, The Joy of Man’s Desiring”, by Johann Sebastian Bach. Quite a feat and though I don’t know for sure how much of this was real, I’d like to think it was. An incredible masterpiece. I can’t imagine the amount of time it took to get it right:

For those of you unfamiliar with the song, here’s a great piano rendition of it. This version was the end credits to the 1997 Japanese animation film, The End of Evangelion, which concluded the popular Japanese series, Neon Genesis Evangelion. Hey, hows about someone do some Evangelion art and screenprints yea?