Posted by: softypapa | December 29, 2007

Old Japanese Toy Spinning Top – Traditional Style Koma

Old Japanese Toy Spinning Top Traditional Style Koma Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Old Japanese Toy Spinning Top Traditional Style Koma Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Old Japanese Toy Spinning Top Traditional Style Koma Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Old Japanese Toy Spinning Top Traditional Style Koma Japan Tokaido Softypapa

Description

Old Japanese steel ring wooden spinning top (koma).  When I showed a similar top to my Japanese father-in-law (mid 70s) his face lit up as he began telling me how as a boy he and his friends would play with various types of tops on the street in front of their home (rural farming community without much car traffic).  Tops such as this are “thrown” after a long string is wound around the body.

About the Listed Item

The old Japanese spinning top offered here is in fair condition with dents, scratches and wear from past use and a darkened patina of age.  The steel ring is loose and can be removed.  This top dates from the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989) and does not include a throwing string.

Size:
Height: 1.1 inches (2.9 centimeters)
Diameter: 1.0 inches (2.5 centimeters)
Weight: 0.4 ounces (12 grams)

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item code: R1S5-0003744
ship code: L1650

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