commentary: 提灯鳴り独楽 (chōchin nari goma)

Hiroi Michiaki:              This is narigoma (howling top), and it’s one where if you spin it, a sound like boouuu comes out. This is one type of howling top– there are many, but this is one, and this is a paper lantern narigoma. It’s a narigoma in the shape of a paper lantern.

Janell Landis:                 Shaped like a lantern.


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