NHK ~ Japanology: Spinning Tops / by john cheng

I love spinning tops! I played with them when I was little and still do, although I do still hold a slight fear of tops when throwing them because of one incident of having the top whip back at me and giving me a fat lip. Despite that, I still love tops.

Spinning tops have been a part of many different cultures but recently I found a video on youtube called Japanology that delves deep into the cultural significance of tops in Japan.

(NHK) ~ Begin Japanology invites you into the world of Japanese culture, both traditional and modern, explaining how traditions evolved and the part they still play today in people's everyday lives.