金魚とふぐつり独楽

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金魚とふぐつり独楽 (kingyo to fugu tsurigoma)
goldfish and puffer fish string-release top

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These tops depict a puffer fish and a goldfish. They are both tsurigoma, or string-release tops, which are spun by wrapping a string carefully around the top as shown in the photo to the right. They are then spun by releasing the top with a sharp toss towards the ground.

ふぐと金魚がテーマの独楽。両方とも つり独楽と呼ばれる種類の独楽である。右の写真のように独楽に糸を巻き付けて回す。巻き付けた糸を捻り素早く糸を解いて独楽を床に放すことで回転させることができる。

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

こちらのリンクをクリックすると独楽についての詳しい情報、廣井先生が作品について説明された際の映像、日英のインタビュー記録がご覧いただけます:

  • 金魚とふぐつり独楽 (goldfish and puffer fish string-release top):               English
  • 金魚とふぐつり独楽 (kingyo to fugu tsurigoma)                                                  日本語

 

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