Collection

We will showcase the Landis-Hiroi collection gradually, adding new pieces with each update. Click on the photos or “More info” below to see larger images and detailed information, including text or video of Hiroi-sensei’s descriptions of each top.

ランディス・廣井コレクションは、更新のたびに新しい作品を加え、徐々にデジタル展示作品を増やしていく予定です。写真、またはMore infoをクリックすると、その作品のキャプション、大きいサイズの画像と廣井先生が作品について実際に説明している映像がご覧いただけます。

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追かけ独楽 (oikake koma)
chasing top
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飛脚 (hikyaku)
courier
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提灯鳴り独楽 (chōchin nari goma)
paper lantern howling top

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雀のお宿 (suzume no oyado)
sparrow’s nest

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唐子の蝶々遊び (karako no chōchō asobi)
karako (Chinese child) playing with butterflies
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お化けのトビ出し (obake no tobidashi)
obake (monster/spirit) springing out
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天狗の巣 (tengu no su)
tengu nest
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かえるの相撲 (kaeru sumō)
frog sumo
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泥鰌と田螺 (dojō to tanishi)
loach and pond snail
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天女の舞 (tennyo no mai)
the heavenly maiden’s dance
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お化け (obake)
obake (monster/spirit)
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猪 (inoshishi)
wild boar
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すね犬 (sune inu)
sulking dog
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お酒のみホテイ (osakenomi hotei)
sake-drinking Hotei (god of luck)
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つるかめと女男茶わん (tsurukame to meoto chawan)
crane and turtle his and hers teacups
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竹にすずめ (take ni suzume)
sparrow in bamboo
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舌切り雀のばあさん (shita kiri suzume no obaasan)
the old woman who cut the sparrow’s tongue
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018 味噌すり小僧 (misosuri kozō)
miso-grinding young priest
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019 蝋燭独楽 (rōsoku goma)
candle tops
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020 ろくろ首 (rokurokubi)
rokurokubi (a type of demon)
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だるまともみ独楽 (daruma to momi goma)
daruma and hand-rubbing top
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へちま当独楽 (hechima ategoma)
sponge gourd roulette-style top
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自雷也 (jiraiya)
Jiraiya
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たんたん狸 (tan tan tanuki)
a balanced tanuki
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福良すずめ (fukura suzume)
plump sparrows
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梅と鶯 (ume to uguisu)
plum and bush warbler
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釣鐘とび出し (tsurigane tobidashi)
leaping out of the bell
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片目の鯉 (katame no koi)
one-eyed koi
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辰 (tatsu)
dragon
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ひも絵当ごま (himoe ategoma)
string picture roulette-style  top
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金魚とふぐつり独楽 (kingyo to fugu tsurigoma)
goldfish and puffer fish string-release top
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かぼちゃ喰いねずみ (kabocha kui nezumi)
kabocha-eating mouse
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蛸の当独楽 (tako no ategoma)
octopus roulette-style top
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金の字やじろべー (kin no ji yajirobee)
“kin” character balancing toy
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鯉のり金太 (koi nori kinta)
Kinta riding a koi
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036 梅にうぐいす (ume ni uguisu)
bush warbler in the plum blossoms
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からす天狗 (karasu tengu)
crow tengu
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ピエロ当独楽 (piero ategoma)
clown roulette-style top
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くずの葉 (kuzunoha)
Kuzu no ha
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雨小僧 (amekozō)
young priests in the rain
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久米の仙人 (Kume no sennin)
Kume no sennin
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波乗り兎 (naminori usagi)
wave-riding rabbit
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たつ (tatsu)
dragon
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犬と子供 (inu to kodomo)
dogs and child
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たたき相撲(tataki sumō)
dirt floor sumo
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野立茶器(nodate chaki)
open-air tea utensils
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鯉のり金太(koinori kinta)
Kinta riding a koi
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たつと竜の子太郎(tatsu to tatsu no kotarō)
dragon and Tarō, the Dragon Boy
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やじきた(yajikita)
Yajikita
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熊坂長範(kumasaka chōhan)
Kumasaka Chōhan
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火鉢セット(hibachi setto)
hibachi set
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平伏(heifuku)
prostration
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とらの転がし(tora no korogashi)
tiger rolling toy
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ハトの押棒(hato no oshibō)
dove push stick toy
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河童ときゅうり(kappa to kyūri)
kappa and cucumber
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柿つり独楽(kaki tsurigoma)
persimmon string-release top
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ミノ虫飛び出し(minomushi tobidashi)
bagworm larva leaping out
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投げ独楽(nagegoma)
throwing top
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だるま(daruma)
daruma
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かえる(frog)
kaeru
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後ろの正面(Behind You (Kagome Kagome))
ushiro no shōmen
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ナンキンさん(nankinsan))
Nanking-san
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花独楽(hana koma))
flower tops
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雷さまのたいこつり(kaminarisama no taikotsuri)
the thunder god’s taiko fishing
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小春日(koharubi)
a warm winter day
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のんべ坊主(nonbe bōzu)
drunk priest
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花咲ぢいさん(hanasaka jiisan)
The Old Man Who Made the Dead Trees Blossom
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夜祭(yomatsuri)
night festival
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なりごま(narigoma)
howling top
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お竹さんの行水(otakesan no gyōzui)
Otake’s Bath
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河童(kappa)
kappa
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犬公方 (inu kubō)
dog shogun
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さんばそう (sanbasō)
Sanbasō
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松竹梅 (shōchikubai)
pine, bamboo, and plum
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招き猫 (manekineko)
maneki neko
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鬼の念仏(oni no nenbutsu)
oni (ogre) nenbutsu
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鬼 (oni)
oni (ogre)
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うさぎ道化(usagi dōke)
rabbit antics
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桃太郎 (momotarō)
Momotarō
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桃太郎 (momotarō)
Momotarō
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だるま (daruma)
daruma
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奴道中 (yakko dōchū)
attendant on the road
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河童の水汲み (kappa no mizukumi)
kappa drawing water
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色かわり (irokawari)
color-changer
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おなべごんすけ (onabegonsuke)
Onabegonsuke
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福助 (fukusuke)
Fukusuke
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ほていのカラコあそび (hotei no karako asobi)
Hotei playing with karako
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天狗とおかめ (tengu to okame)
tengu and okame
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めおと鳥 (meoto tori)
spousal birds
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しし舞 (shishimai)
lion dance
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おちょこ (ochoko)
sake cup
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鬼の子と桃太郎 (oni no ko to momotarō)
Momotarō and the oni’s child
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だるま (daruma)
Daruma
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いざり入道 (izari nyūdō)
Izari nyūdō
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うん (un)
un
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どうだ、金太郎が鬼退治 (dōda, kintarō ga oni taji)
How about that! Kintarō Exterminated the Oni
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猫つり (nekotsuri)
cat string-release top
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卵 (tamago)
egg
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巣ごもり (sugomori)
nesting
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タイトルなし (タイトルなし)
untitled
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もみ独楽 (momigoma)
hand-rubbing top
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ミノ虫飛び出しの中の独楽 (minomushi tobidashi no naka no koma)
bagworm larva leaping out top
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椿人形 (tsubaki ningyo)
camellia doll
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バテレン当て独楽 (bateren ategoma)
priest roulette-style top
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田植 (taue)
rice planting
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箱庭 (hakoniwa)
miniature garden
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女男つり独楽 (meoto tsurigoma)
spousal string-release top
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