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Jack

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Big Japanese top
« on: September 19, 2014, 03:02:54 PM »

I have looked for a photo of the Kawasaki top before and could not find it, what shows how different was life before the world wide web. Perhaps one of the collectors that have been around since before ebay would have it: Don? Lourens? Cyril? I would love to see it.


this wouldnt by chance be it? i have no idea what the thing looked like  :-[

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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2014, 05:14:11 PM »

That is a great find, Jack!

But it is not the Kawasaki Steel top.
That top is taller than wider while the Guinness Record was wider than taller, more like the aspect ratio of the most common koma. Although I wouldn't be surprised if it was a (steel) flywheel type, as Joe suspects.

The top on the photograph is a Sasebo koma typical of a port close to Nagasaki in the south of Japan. According to Wikipedia, Kawasaki Steel (now JFE Holdings after merger with NKK ) was from Chiba, in Tokyo Bay.
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Jack

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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 05:30:06 PM »

That is a great find, Jack!

But it is not the Kawasaki Steel top.
That top is taller than wider while the Guinness Record was wider than taller, more like the aspect ratio of the most common koma. Although I wouldn't be surprised if it was a (steel) flywheel type, as Joe suspects.

The top on the photograph is a Sasebo koma typical of a port close to Nagasaki in the south of Japan. According to Wikipedia, Kawasaki Steel (now JFE Holdings after merger with NKK ) was from Chiba, in Tokyo Bay.

oops sorry for puting that here Jmauk :-[ i guess ill have to start a thread of jumbo japanese tops cus i came across a few lol thanks for the info ta0 ;)

[Admin edit: I split the topic from JMauk's thread]
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the Earl of Whirl

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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2014, 08:06:23 PM »

Is that tip like a pyramid?
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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2014, 12:12:04 AM »

Is that tip like a pyramid?

yes indeedy, not very string friendly. heres a few other large japenese tops









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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 01:48:28 PM »

Nice finds! Do you know where in Japan they are located?
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Jack

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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2014, 05:28:52 PM »

Nice finds! Do you know where in Japan they are located?

thank you sir! the first set of pics are from oshu city. the 4th pic is from Onogawa Onsen. and the fifth pic "Spinning Top Museum in Japan Fukuoka Prefecture Iizuka Tateiwa 1122-1, the location of the museum is the national highway along Route 201. It proceeds to the east in front of the city hall Iizuka, you should keep in 500m as advanced beyond the overpass of Chikuhohonsen. I think because there is a big sign on the left side, and easy to search."   ;D
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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2014, 07:07:01 PM »

I have a small Japanese top like the first big one pictured, it too has a pyramid point.
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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2014, 09:58:47 PM »

Nice finds! Do you know where in Japan they are located?

thank you sir! the first set of pics are from oshu city. the 4th pic is from Onogawa Onsen. and the fifth pic "Spinning Top Museum in Japan Fukuoka Prefecture Iizuka Tateiwa 1122-1, the location of the museum is the national highway along Route 201. It proceeds to the east in front of the city hall Iizuka, you should keep in 500m as advanced beyond the overpass of Chikuhohonsen. I think because there is a big sign on the left side, and easy to search."   ;D

Thank you sir! I flew to the southernmost big island of Japan in google-map airlines and took the google-street-viewing bus. I got lucky as it went just in front of the Iizuka koma museum. There my luck ran out because it was closed:



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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2014, 01:55:33 AM »

I have looked for a photo of the Kawasaki top before and could not find it, what shows how different was life before the world wide web. Perhaps one of the collectors that have been around since before ebay would have it: Don? Lourens? Cyril? I would love to see it.


this wouldnt by chance be it? i have no idea what the thing looked like  :-[



i have found video of this top!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogH3yoTIi-Q
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Re: Big Japanese top
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2019, 09:39:18 AM »

What happend to the videos??

How can we put them back??

I would love to to see them!!
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