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In these days of eye-popping game consoles with seemingly endless applications to amuse yourself, you may think tops -- spinning tops -- have been relegated to the dustbin of history. If so, you are in for a happy surprise with Edo spinning tops. Besides being an ideal item to add a Japanese touch to any decor, they are as fun to play with as they are to look at. But beware: there's more to Edo tops than meets the eye!

Number of items: 13
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Spinning Tops / Balancing Yajirobe on Mt. Fuji

Spinning Tops / Balancing Yajirobe on Mt. Fuji
[m0005_koma-13]

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Yajirobe is a Japanese term for a balance toy. The fun part of our Yajirobe and the difference with …
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Spinning Tops / Hot Air Balloon

Spinning Tops / Hot Air Balloon
[m0005_koma-10]

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Up goes the balloon!The gentleman on the hot air balloon, needless to say its made of wood, will tak…
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Spinning Tops / Papa Magician

Spinning Tops / Papa Magician
[m0005_koma-11]

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Papa Magician doesn't know the answer! Well, this is not a magic, it's a sense of humor found in thi…
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Spinning Tops / Spinning Top with String Set

Spinning Tops / Spinning Top with String Set
[m0005_koma-12]

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Is it spinning? Hard to tell if it is moving at all! The stable spinning movement of this top is the…
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Spinning Tops / Samisen Player

Spinning Tops / Samisen Player
[m0005_koma-01]

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Spin the knob at the top of the umbrella, and voila -- the lady with the large mouth begins strummin…
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Spinning Tops / Noodle Eater

Spinning Tops / Noodle Eater
[m0005_koma-02]

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Spin the knob at the top of the umbrella -- and his cute little lordship begins slurping his noodles…
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Spinning Tops / Lovey-Dovey Umbrella

Spinning Tops / Lovey-Dovey Umbrella
[m0005_koma-03]

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In Japan, a lovey-dovey umbrella -- in other words, an umbrella shared by two people -- is a sign th…
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Spinning Tops / Cherry Tree

Spinning Tops / Cherry Tree
[m0005_koma-04]

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This highly unusual top is a variation on the typical Edo spinning top. Pull the string from the han…
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Spinning Tops / Flying Saucer

Spinning Tops / Flying Saucer
[m0005_koma-05]

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This top is somewhat complex -- and a lot of fun. It basically consists of 3 parts: a base, a "…
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Spinning Tops / Saturn

Spinning Tops / Saturn
[m0005_koma-06]

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With this clever and colorful top, you can have part of the universe at your fingertips. Set the pie…
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Spinning Tops / Tortoise and Hare

Spinning Tops / Tortoise and Hare
[m0005_koma-07]

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With this amusing top, history just might be rewritten! When you spin the top, the slowpoke tortoise…
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Spinning Tops / Watermelon and Cucumber

Spinning Tops / Watermelon and Cucumber
[m0005_koma-08]

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This entertaining top just might change your attitude toward vegetables! Follow the instructions and…
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Spinning Tops / Super Spinner

Spinning Tops / Super Spinner
[m0005_koma-09]

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This super spinner is for those who seek to reach the pinnacle in spinning tops! Once you master the…
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