commentary: ナンキンさん (Nanking-san)

Hiroi Michiaki: Umm what is this. Oh, it’s Nanking-san. Nanking-san is… Long ago Japan greatly respected China, and so Chinese people were called Nanking-san, and so it was like [unintelligible]. That pigtail–in the past Chinese people grew out their hair. This top puts that hair high up into the air, and makes it the handle of the top that spins it.


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