January 05, 2007


Tops are played at New Year's and throughout the year. A top with a string is called bei goma. This one was Papa's when he was young. The tip is metal. They still make these.

This is another type of koma, top. Little Brother played with this type when he was very young.

This top has its own place to spin.

Some of these tops have wooden tips. Some have metal tips. These tops have strings, too. They are strung around the bottom of the tops. One end of the string is held and snapped. This sends the top flying and spinning. Tops are spun for fun, but they are also spun to knock other tops off course.

You may recognize this type of top.

The old and the new.

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