柿つり独楽 (persimmon string-release top)

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柿つり独楽 (kaki tsurigoma)
persimmon string-release top

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This top is a string-release top, which is spun by wrapping a string carefully around the uppermost knob shown in the photo to the right. They are then spun by releasing the top with a sharp toss towards the ground. This string-release top is in the shape of a persimmon fruit.

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