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