夜祭 (night festival)

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Title:

夜祭 (yomatsuri)
night festival

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This top depicts a night festival. When it is spun, the little figures at the center of the base look as if they are dancing. Hiroi-sensei also comments on the next top in the collection, which is a howling top (narigoma) that whistles when spun.

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Hiroi Michiaki: Umm this is…

Paula Curtis: It’s a dance, right?

Hiroi: It’s a night festival. If you spin it, inside it [looks like] they’re dancing. This is a paper lantern. Actually this is a howling top. A noise comes out of it.

Janell Landis: He made it for me.

Hiroi: Mm… Newton-san really liked night festivals. And later, he came even after Landis-sensei was gone, and, and what was it? He bought a number [of tops]. And one of them couldn’t move properly and he came all the way here, and I remember fixing it for him.

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