とらの転がし (tiger rolling toy)

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とらの転がし (tora no korogashi)
tiger rolling toy

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This piece is a children’s toy in the shape of a tiger. It is meant to be rolled around on the floor. Hiroi-sensei designed and created it during the zodiac year of the tiger.

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Hiroi Michiaki: And this is a tiger rolling toy.

Mrs. Hiroi: Yeah.

Hiroi: This is a tiger, and I definitely made this the year of the tiger.

Mrs. Hiroi: Yeah, you made it [then].

Janell Landis: I was [born in] the year of the tiger.

Mrs. Hiroi: You’re the year of the tiger? Ahhh.

Hiroi: Yeah. Heh heh heh. And you roll it like this, and it rolls this way. The tiger moves like this.

 

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