Hiroi Michiaki: This is a daruma, but I think there’s probably something inside of it.
Janell Landis: It’s a headstand [top].*
*[Editor: A type of top that when spun fast enough flips upside down and spins on the tip of its handle]
Hiroi: There’s something inside, right? Something–
Janell: A string. It has a big head, and–
Hiroi: It spins.
Janell: It’s a headstand top.
Hiroi: Oh really? Ahh, it does stand on its head.
Janell: It’s one of the last ones I got from him.
Hiroi: Ohh that might be so. This form [of top].
Janell: Yeah. You use it by putting the head down and putting this on, and you pull the string.
Hiroi: The image on [his stomach] reads kaiun (welcoming good fortune).
Janell: It’s a nice one.
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