のんべ坊主 (drunk priest)

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のんべ坊主 (nonbe bōzu)
drunk priest

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This top depicts a drunk priest. He is holding an octopus to snack on and a gourd full of sake. When you spin it from the top it appears he is staggering about.

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Hiroi Michiaki: Mm, this is a drunk priest. He’s a priest that’s drunk on sake and he’s staggering about. He’s holding an octopus, a boiled octopus, and there’s sake in his gourd. This priest, I wonder if he was in there [in the workshop]. Um, if you spin this, in any case, the priest lolls about and spins. He’s drunk.

 

 

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