Wind Telephone

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Continuing the discussion from Wind Telephone:

There’s a novel called The Phone Booth in Mr Hirota’s Garden which is centered around a fictional phone booth and how it supports the community and beyond. A great read. I’d love to travel to see the real one, which I didn’t know (or remember) existed until the Atlas O community posting.

There’s a great documentary called NHK Japanese Wind Phone on YouTube. It’s very moving…

This American Life on NPR did a segment on this too - Really Long Distance - This American Life