commentary: さんばそう (Sanbasō)

Hiroi Michiaki: And this is a New Year’s monkey (saru) umm… what was it called? There’s a dance done at New Year’s. It’s called sarugaku 猿楽. I don’t know why it’s called sarugaku, but if you spin this, it looks like it’s dancing. It spins around slowly. It’s an auspicious sort of top.  

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