Example of it in the opening of Persona 4 Dancing All Night's Opening

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ddXM6HX1PgU?start=30&end=45 (from 0:30 to 0:45)

Another somewhat example might be the Goron City theme from Ocarina of Time.

What is this funky window-wiping sound effect referred to as? And are there any other prominent examples?

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The Zelda example seems to be emulating the samba instrument cuica. The first example is less clear, since it’s a series of discrete notes, but it might be inspired by the same source.

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