蝋燭独楽 (candle tops)

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Title:

蝋燭独楽 (rōsoku goma)
candle tops

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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.

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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.

 

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