釣鐘とび出し (leaping out of the bell)

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釣鐘とび出し (tsurigane tobidashi)
leaping out of the bell

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This top is a type known as a “leaping top” and it depicts a bell. When it is spun, small tops appear to leap out of it from the inside.

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Hiroi Michiaki: This is called a leaping top.

Mrs. Hiroi: That’s a leaping top.

Hiroi: If you spin it, a teeny top suddenly jumps out of the middle. It jumps right out. Did Maeda-kun make one of those yesterday?

Mrs. Hiroi: Yeah he did.

Hiroi: Why don’t we show you afterwards?

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