commentary: 雷さまのたいこつり (the thunder god’s taiko fishing)

Hiroi Michiaki: And this is the thunder god, it’s called “Raikō’s taiko-drum fishing.” While the thunder god is thumping the taiko drum to sound the thunder, he drops the drum and can’t make thunder anymore. In his haste he tries to fish for his drum from atop a cloud, tries to snag it on the hook. If you spin this, he clatters about and can’t easily ensnare [the drum]. And in the middle of that he stops thundering. It’s that sort of top.


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