Photographs: Hiroi and Janell

Hiroi-sensei and his apprentices participated in many local community events. Below are photos of them selling their top and kokeshi products at Sendai’s Shimin Matsuri, a local festival, in the 1980s.

廣井先生と弟子がよくコミュニティーのエベントに参加していた。以下の写真で、廣井先生たちが80年代の仙台市民まつりで独楽・こけしなどを売っている。

 

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The photos below show Hiroi-sensei, Janell, and Mrs. Hiroi  selling tops at a special event held in a local department store during the New Year’s holiday.

下:廣井先生、夫人、ジャネル。地元のデパートでの新年イベントで独楽を販売する様子

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These photos show a New Year’s Top Demonstration in the early 1980s in a local department store where Hiroi-sensei also sold his tops.

1980年代初頭、廣井先生が独楽を販売していた地元のデパートで新年に独楽の実演

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The photos below show Hiroi-sensei selling tops at a special event held in a local department store. He also set up his lathe to demonstrate his top-making skills.

下:地元デパートのイベントで独楽を販売する廣井先生。旋盤を持参して独楽づくりを実演

 

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