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辰 (tatsu)


This top depicts a dragon. Hiroi-sensei made this top coinciding with the zodiac year of the dragon. In his interview, he mentions that it is also related to the story of the previous top in the collection, “the one-eyed koi”, which is about a koi who wishes to become a dragon and ascend to the heavens.



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


  • 辰 (dragon)                     English
  • 辰 (tatsu)                        日本語

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