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Swirling Dervish Tops Wooden Toys (Ginga Kobo Toys) Japan

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Swirling Dervish Tops

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ANCIENT INNOVATIVE TOY!
After much experimentation this top design was refined to spin easily, creating a beautiful nuances of colour. Spinning red and blue tomahawk faces blur into a gradations of purple. Slowly spin the wind top and a gentle breeze blows, forcefully spin it and create a tornado. Spin the three coloured crescent moons, they lose their colour and become monchromatic. Spin the black and white tomahawk face, subtle colours swirl into an optical illusion. Take a closer look at one of the spinning tops. Blink quickly like the shutter of a camera, watch the colours separate and appear 3 dimensional. Such an innocent glimpse into the mysteries of the brain. Discover the magic of subjective colour from these spinning tops.

ENTRANCED BY SWIRLING COLOURS
At 6 years of age spinning tops is simple.

At 1&1/2 years of age spinning is not yet possible. Lots of frustrated gestures are given for Mama to spin the top.


BS Fuji TV Program "KIDS" features designer Shigeru Kobayashi & his tops.
Big Sister shows little brother how to do it!

Spinning Wind Top (left) Spinning Diamond Top (right)

SPINNING TOPS FUN FOR EVERYONE
Favorite tops in a basket! Why not keep them on a table nearby !

In between those busy moments stop and breath, spin a top. Just before serving a cup of tea, spin a top for a friend let them spin their own tops. Lovely moments of top spinning tales.

SCIENTIFIC ANALYSIS OF SUBJECTIVE COLOURS
( BLACK AND WHITE SPINNING TOPS HINT COLOUR?)
The pattern and colour of the spinning top are transmuted. This transmutation is referred to as 「Chromatic Adaptation」. According to light and speed,the hues of perceptible colour of the black and white spinning top varies with every individual, this is referred to as 「Subjective Colour」.

According to the most recent trichromatic theory, light upon entering the eye separates into 3 colours, red , green and blue. Recognition time of each colour differs. Blue and green are perceived at a faster rate than red. With the perception of the colour white the brain first recognizes the colours blue and green, then red finally sstabilizing on the full spectrum of colours perceived as white. When light is extinguished and everything turns dark, first the colours blue and green will appear followed by red, then by darkness. With black and white alternately spinning around, the brain is forced to create an optical illusion and colours appear.

Size Diameter 80mm
Materials Axis Beech
Painting Design is Offset Print
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12 NAMES OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF TOPS
DIAMOND

A simple geometric design which creates subtle gradations of colour while spinning. A very popular top.


CHROMATIC

In the days of black and white television a Japanese educational program conducted a visual experiment. A disc of black and white designs was electrically spinning creating a subtle rainbow of hardly imperceptible colours. Did the audience catch the delicate colours? Not everyone it seems, but yes I caught them.


FINGER

With delicacy and refined gestures, this top recalls a live movie.What a spectacular vision!


RAINBOW

Subtle nuances of rainbow colours rise and float in the air. Gentle whisperings of love.


CRESCENT MOON

Primary colours become secondary colours, everything mixed and slightly off. Spin the top and monochromatic gradations seem to float above the secondary colours. In flourescent light the colours turn silver.


BLUE CHECKER

Some people say "I love this one"! The eye chases a pale enigmatic rainbow as it spins around and around. Just as the top is slowing to a stop the blue and white checkered pattern separates into a gentle rhythm reminiscent of ancient images of photo decomposition.


WIND

The Japanese character for "wind" is written into the design. A blue spiral becomes visible as the top spins.Whether spinning to the right or the left the patterns differ. Spinning slowly creates a gentle soft breeze, while a forceful spin creates a tornado.


PRISM

This symbol of an international radioactive trefoil transformed into a rainbow prism motif. The spinning top spins out into an immense rainbow. Caution! Radiating Rainbow!


OCEAN

The Japanese character for "ocean" is written into the design. A green spiral becomes visible as the top spins. Whether spinning to the right or the left, the patterns differ. Spinning slowly creates a gentle eddy , while a forceful spin creates a wild whirlpool.


SPIRAL

Patterns derived from daily phenomena emerge from a spiraling vortex. The carrot you sliced this morning, the intricate swirling colours of the little flower outside your window, these ordinary patterns might seem just "ordinary"to most people but they become something else if you let them. A world of galactic wonder spinning out a compositional structure of the universe, a mandala to the mind.


PROFILE

The feminine profile speaks out in segmented tones of grey, concentrations of darkness /brightness spiral out in a stratum of circular rings, a hierarchy of monochromatic dispersion. A simple yet intricately elegant vision.


VIOLET

Blue and red fade into subtle tones of violet. Exquisite haze of otherwordly beauty.



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------5 year old girl------


★ATTENTION
Beware of toys which have become chipped or broken, lost their orginal shape or have cracked painted surfaces. Also, these toys are handcrafted the actual toy may look a little different than the display photo. Although safety paints which are in compliance with european standards are used for all the toys rendering them safe to put in a childs mouth, it is the request of Ginga Kobo Toys that young children are carefully observed when they are playing with our toys. Ginga Kobo Toys does not take responsibility for misuse of our toys.



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Latest Product Reviews (76) Translating... Translate Product Reviews

大人も楽しんでいます
Posted by 観天*****, 2014/09/24 01:21:26
4歳の孫のために買いました。 回す要領が分からないので、孫は自分で回せません。 代わりに私が回します。 面白がって次々と回すようせがまれて、私も楽しんでいます。
綺麗な独楽でした
Posted by なみ**, 2014/09/12 21:09:46
友人の息子さんへ2歳のプレゼントにしました。まだ回せたり回せなかったりでしたが、何度も回してとママにおねだりしていました。綺麗に真っ直ぐ回るねとママも喜んでいました。ただ、余りに気に入って回し続けなければならないので、最後にはママが隠してしまいました! 贈り物を何にしようか悩んだので、喜んでもらえて良かったです。ありがとうございました。 [受注番号] 220805-20140831-0812604122
Posted by もも****, 2014/08/28 11:15:21
息子が自由研究用に購入しました。素早い発送に感謝します。欲を言えば、セット売りだけでなく単品でも購入できると嬉しいです。
お見事
Posted by ab*******, 2014/08/03 07:27:29
同僚の二人目の出産祝いに送りました。何といっても、お母さんを独占できなくなったお兄ちゃんが喜ぶものをと思って選びました。見事にお兄ちゃんの心を鷲掴みにしたようです。
Posted by sh***, 2014/07/16 03:55:57
とっても不思議で、こないだ甥っ子達が集まる時に出したら、みんなで一生懸命に回してました。子供でも簡単に回せるようになっていて、素晴らしいです。
Posted by ri**, 2014/07/09 13:59:32
1歳半ほどの友人のお子さん達にプレゼント。 まだ自分じゃ回せませんが、大人が回すと自分で止め、また大人に回してくれとせがみとエンドレスで夢中になって遊んでいました。 大人からみても、静止時と回転時の変化が面白く興味深い独楽ですね。
おもしろい
Posted by ヨッ*******, 2014/04/26 02:20:28
デザインがきれいだし、家族で楽しく遊べます。どんなデザインに変わるのか想像しながら、みんなでわいわいできるのがいい。サイズも大きすぎず、収納しやすいです。子どもが大きくなっても、手元に持っててくれそうです。
面白い!
Posted by もも******, 2014/04/21 21:24:40
回して止まるまでの色の変化、木の手触り、 大人も楽しめるし、癒されます。 子どもと「どれが一番好き?」と 選んで遊んだり、 同時に購入したアルミ軸でCD独楽を作ったり。 小学校低学年、高学年の娘がいますが、 一日独楽で遊べてしまいました。 おすすめです。
日本らしいものを探していました
Posted by ピヨ**, 2014/03/25 06:15:22
メキシコにいる姪の1歳の誕生日プレゼントとして購入しました。 せっかくなら日本らしくて外国のお友達とも興味深く遊べるものがいいかなと思い、 日本グッドトイにも選ばれているこちらの商品に決めました。 きっと喜んでくれると思いますが、まだ感想を聞いていないため ★は4つにします。
幾何学的デザインが美しい
Posted by do********, 2014/03/20 14:15:38
12個の駒それぞれに個性があり、駒をまわす楽しさが味わえます。素朴でよい玩具です。

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