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猪 (inoshishi)
“wild boar”


This top depicts a wild boar. Wild boar are often found in the mountains of Japan. When the top is spun, the boar below taps its feet as if digging its hooves into the ground. Hiroi-sensei made this design to celebrate the year of the boar.


Click the following links for  more detailed information on the top, a video of Hiroi-sensei explaining his work, and English and Japanese transcripts:


  • 猪 (wild boar):          English
  • 猪 (inoshishi):          日本語

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