In Animal Crossing, the player is able to dig up strange, musical figures called Gyroids on a day after it rains. Usually, there are 3 of them buried around town. No one is sure why they appear, but they do.
In the Japanese versions of the AC games, Gyroids are called Haniwa, which have a special meaning in themselves: Haniwa (埴輪) are terracotta clay figures which were made for ritual use and buried with the dead as funerary objects during the Kofun period (3rd to 6th century AD) of the history of Japan.
Basically, Gyroids are gifts that are buried with people who have died. The reason that Gyroids appear after a rainy day is because when it rains, the soil becomes loose, wet, and may erode. Thus revealing past graves and other things (fossils) in the ground that have been buried.
In Kujji, to honor those animals or people who have passed away, Mayor Ary has decided to mark their graves properly, hoping that they are resting peacefully and that they are missed, even though they are complete strangers to her.
I made a special pattern just for this quirk of mine. Now I’m sharing it with everyone who may be interested in doing the same thing that I am! ^^;
And thus, Animal Crossing creepyness is resurfaced.