While we try to of course bring you all the very sharpest reviews, events, films, comic books and artwork from around the world please allow us a moment of lowered guard to declare ‘IT’S SNOWING!!’ here at Bunker Towers!! Being joyous types we are going to no doubt be ankle deep in the white stuff over the next couple of days!! Luckily for you we’ve already scheduled this week’s stuff! Check out Moon update tomorrow, Part Two of Jack Kirby’s amazing rise to legendary status in Tuesday’s Practitioners and some Jedi stuff on Wednesday!! Plus all the usual stuff you’ve come to expect from us here at the Bunker!! Only less of it because we’re playing in the snow.

Karakuri: The first Japanese Clockwork Robots

Karakuri from Matthew Allard on Vimeo.

The Japanese have had more than a passing interest in robotics for generations. Well before the term robotics was coined the fine art of engineering Karakuri was developed. The patient and refined art of creating small clockwork models move in an almost unimaginably natural and refined way. Check this out to see a lady robot right a tiny Japanese symbol and then nod suggestively at you. Beautiful and a testament to fine artists and engineers and designers who slave everywhere to bring pieces of rare and unimaginable beauty.