Some years back I was at Disney World in Florida, and while there I went to Epcot. This is an excellent way to find some hint of far away places, since there are buildings designed as though they would fit in a different country. Many people working in these places are from that country, and there is an attempt at authenticity in the food served. The gift shops focus on the products of the country as well.
It was in the Japan area that we went into a gift shop, and on the wall were about two dozen clocks. What was special about these clocks is that every quarter hour they would make pleasant sounds while their faces would open and go through a well choreographed sequence of movements.