Sasebo “Fighting Spelling” Competition Top Sasebo “Fighting Spelling” Competition Top

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Sasebo “Fighting Spelling” Competition Top


Descriptive qualities:

This large top is from the Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture and one of a variety of tops often used in prestigious top-fighting contests. Characteristics are the egg shape, and the lathe grooved bands decorated in red, green, yellow and black. Usually they are made of camellia wood and oak. Tops with wooden bases are generally used during tournaments and for display.