Posted by: softypapa | March 17, 2008

Old Japanese Toy Spinning Top – Solid Wood Painted Koma

Koma Toy Spinning Top Japan Japanese Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Koma Toy Spinning Top Japan Japanese Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Koma Toy Spinning Top Japan Japanese Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa

Koma Toy Spinning Top Japan Japanese Nippon Nihon Tokaido Softypapa 

Description

Old Japanese 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 less than 40 years old and in good condition though the wooden body is a bit darkened from age.

Size:
Height: 2.7 inches (7.0 centimeters)
Diameter: 1.4 inches (3.5 centimeters)
Weight: 0.8 ounces (24 grams)

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item code: R1S4-0004466
ship code: L2160


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