Vintage Japanese Wood Six Sided Dice Spinner with Pips | Vintage Gambling Koma
Dimensions: 2-1/2”h x 1-3/4”dia
This is a rare vintage Japanese Kijigangu wooden spinning top of a six-sided spinner. Instead of having a six-sided square die, this one is in the form of a hexagon that is perfectly balanced to land on one of the six numbers. There are two types of wood used in its design with black lacquer Pips, (small dots on each face of a common six-sided die), and arranged in patterns denoting the number one through six, the sum of opposing faces traditionally adds up to seven. The reason the pips are configured in this particular pattern is so they look the same no matter what angle you're looking at them. For the gambler, after 20 tries, the one came up 4 times, the two came up 3 times, the three came up 3 times, the four came up 3 times, the five came up 3 times, and the six came up 4 times for a reasonable random distribution.
Condition: Excellent in original condition.