女男つり独楽 (meoto tsurigoma)
spousal string-release top
These tops depict a husband and wife. They are a specific type of tsurigoma (string-release tops) called ijiwaru koma (unkind/wicked tops), so-named because they are particularly difficult to spin. The string of the top must be wrapped very precisely and the top thrown just right to get it to spin.
Hiroi Michiaki: Umm this is an ijiwaru koma (unkind top). It’s not really named anything in particular. It’s a man and woman.
Paula Curtis: A married couple?
Hiroi: Yeah. A spousal string-release top. An unkind top. I made it an “unkind” couple.