commentary: 金の字やじろべー (“kin” character balancing toy)

Mrs. Hiroi: Mm. This is a kin character balancing toy.

Hiroi Michiaki: This is called a kin character balancing toy. If you look at this, it [appears in the shape of] kin, the kin character in kanji. [Meaning] gold.

Janell Landis: Gold.

Hiroi: Yeah. It looks like the kin kanji. There’s a reason for it. Because [the balancing toy already] looks like the character kin.

Mrs. Hiroi: That…

Hiroi: [You write it like] this, this, this, this, this, this, this [demonstrating strokes of the character]. The kin character balancing toy.

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