ピエロ当独楽 (piero ategoma)
clown roulette-style top
This top is a roulette-style top of a clown. Ategoma-style tops are used for games. When the handle is spun, the clown’s head spins with it, and its nose points to one of the six numbers. Hiroi-sensei notes that Janell taught him how to write the Roman numerals for this top.
Mrs. Hiroi: This is like what you saw before…
Hiroi Michiaki: This is, well, it’s a clown.
Mrs. Hiroi: Yes, it’s a clown.
Hiroi: The way you write these numbers, Landis-sensei taught it to me.
Janell Landis: Yeah yeah yeah yeah.