We are sad to report that on July 27, 2020, Hiroi Michiaki passed away. He was 87 years old. We were very fortunate to be able to interview both Hiroi and Janell before their deaths. Hiroi was a playful, thoughtful person who hoped that the tops he created would make others smile. As we bring the Carving Community project to a close this year, we are deeply grateful to be able to share the interviews from our time with Hiroi and Janell.

2020年7月27日、廣井道顕先生が87歳でお亡くなりになりました。廣井先生とジャネルがこの世を去る前にインタビューを通してお二人とお話しできたことはとても幸運なことでした。廣井先生はお茶目でいて、思慮深く、自分の作った独楽が人を幸せにすることを望む人でした。このプロジェクトは終わりに近づいていますが、廣井先生とジャネルと過ごした時間の一部(インタビュー)を皆さんと分かち合えることに深く感謝します。

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