Old Japanese spinning top (koma) with throwing string. 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 good condition though the wooden body of the top is a bit darkened from age. We suspect that this top has never been used and dates from the mid to late Japanese Showa period (1926-1989). The top includes a throwing string.
Height: 3.9 inches (10.0 centimeters)
Diameter: 2.9 inches (7.5 centimeters)
Weight: 4.9 ounces (139 grams)
item code: R1S4-0004450
ship code: L1650