蝋燭独楽 (rōsoku goma)
These tops depict candles with patterns of autumn plants (pampas grass and bush clover) on the sides. The flames on top are removed from the base and become tops.
Hiroi Michiaki: And these are candles.
Mrs. Hiroi: Candles, regular ones. For everyday use.
Hiroi: And it’s got spring and autumn, I think. This is… This has pampas grass on it, and this has bush clover, so they’re both autumn.
Mrs. Hiroi: Right.
Hiroi: This is the candle, this is the flame of the candle. If you use the string and wrap it around and give it a pop, it–
Mrs. Hiroi: It leaps out.
Hiroi: This comes out, and it spins like this. Mm. That’s all.