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The Music Box House is the home of Pamela and her father in Majora's Mask.[1] It is located atop the valley of Ikana Canyon.

Features and Overview

The house itself functions as a large phonograph, with three large flaring horns jutting from the roof. A waterwheel powers the house and enables it to play "Farewell to Gibdos", a song that drives away Gibdos and other evil spirits.[2] However, when Link first encounters the Music Box House, it is surrounded by Gibdos because the river driving the waterwheel has dried up and the music has ceased to play. The mummified creatures believe that Pamela's father, who has begun to take the form of a Gibdo himself, is of their kind, and they refuse to leave the surroundings of the house until he joins the rest of the Gibdos.[3] Because of this, Pamela refuses to open the door to Link, thinking that he is a Gibdo trying to get inside and take her father away.[4]

Sharp, one of the Composer Brothers, is the one who has laid a curse upon the Spring Water Cave, stopping the water flow and thus preventing the waterwheel of the Music Box House to function properly.[5] Link learns the "Song of Storms" from his brother Flat,[6] and uses it to break the curse upon him and return the Spring Water Cave to normal.[7] At the same time, the Music Box House starts playing the melody "Farewell to Gibdos" again, as the Gibdos that had been haunting the surroundings of the house are swallowed up by the earth.

Soon after this, Pamela unlocks the door to the house, giving Link an opportunity to sneak inside while she goes to the nearby well. When Link goes downstairs into the basement, a mummified man lunges out from the closet, approaching the young hero at a slow pace. If Link plays the "Song of Healing" to the man before Pamela comes in and kicks him out of the house,[8] the man will be healed from his curse, revealing himself to be Pamela's father. The curse that had been afflicting her father turns into the Gibdo Mask, which the young hero picks up before leaving Pamela and her father to an emotional scene.

Link can visit the house again later to speak with Pamela and her father. Pamela would rather leave Ikana and return to Clock Town,[9] but her father, a famed academic who researches supernatural phenomena,[10] studies the Garo,[11] Gibdos,[2] and other ghosts in Ikana.[12]

The thief in Ikana Valley, Sakon, briefly considered stealing or ransacking the Music Box House, but decided its size and dependence on running water made it unprofitable.[13]


  • Inside the broom closet where Pamela's Father is kept, there is a mummified teddy bear and a fish skeleton that resembles the Zora Guitar.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Moulin à musique (MM3D) Music windmill
French Republic FrenchEU Moulin à Musique Music Windmill
Federal Republic of Germany German Musik-Haus Music House
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Casa de la Caja de Música Music Box House
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Casa de la caja de música (MM3D) Music box house



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 246
  2. 2.0 2.1 "By the way, the song, Farewell to Gibdos, which the music box is now playing, drives away Gibdos. I discovered it after many years of researching Gibdos." — Pamela's Father (Majora's Mask)
  3. "Those inssside...Our friendsss... Brrrriiiiinnnng them!" — Gibdo (Majora's Mask)
  4. "Keep away from our house! My father is not one of you!" — Pamela (Majora's Mask)
  5. "He sold his soul to the devil and was the one who locked me in here..." — Flat (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Here is written the song that shall cleanse his cursed, black soul." — Flat (Majora's Mask)
  7. "With my brother's song, you have broken the curse that was placed upon me. It is all thanks to you." — Sharp (Majora's Mask)
  8. "I'm asking you... Please, forget what you saw here. Leave us alone!" — Pamela (Majora's Mask)
  9. "Whenever anything strange happens, my father immediately starts talking about doing research... and he does all kinds of crazy things, so... Once he calms down a bit, I think I'll try convincing him to quit researching in this dangerous place and to go back to town." — Pamela (Majora's Mask)
  10. "I am the famed academic who researches fairies, ghosts and similar so-called supernatural phenomena." — Pamela's Father (Majora's Mask)
  11. "Are you curious about that picture? That is the ghost of a ninja. Its scientific name is Garo Robe." — Pamela's Father (Majora's Mask)
  12. "In regards to ghosts, there isn't another academic who can match my knowledge, so ask me anything you like." — Pamela's Father (Majora's Mask)
  13. "Yeah, the parent and child in Ikana Village succeeded in driving off the spirits with some giant music box. But I can't afford something that ridiculously huge... But that's just me...Heh, heh. Of course, they need the river's current to power the music box. The river's all dried up, so there's no value in stealing the music box or ransacking the place... Uh...Just rambling...Heh, heh." — Sakon (Majora's Mask)