Oak & Steel

Yen Spin-Top made in Tokyo with Japanese ball bearing日本産の独楽

A project in Tokyo, Japan by Takahiko Hasegawa

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Pocket size EDC bearing top ,spin anywhere and will easily amaze your friends. Feel Japanese craftsmanship when you it spin.
Backers: 409
Average Pledge Per Backer: ¥3970

Funded: ¥1,623,570 of ¥150,000
Dates: Jul 30th -> Aug 16th (17 days)
Project By: Takahiko Hasegawa
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Latest News

Good news!We will use Backer kit to manage pledge/バッカーキットというシステムで追加オーダー可能に。

August 12th - via: kickstarter.com
First,we are happy to see "314"(π) backers in our project.Thanks for your support. Japanese traditional Koma performers trick "地紙止め".  @----------------------------------------------------------------@  We set up account in Backerkit and... (Read More)

You can buy extra Yen Spin when we send you survey after finish project.

August 11th - via: kickstarter.com
 This is our first KS project and beginner of Kickstarter.Everything is learning step by step everyday. Some of you asking to us extra add on,and we will try to set up add on option in project survey. All of baker(include Super... (Read More)

Video trick list for Yen Spin/Yen Spinのビデオトリック集です

August 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Yen Spin on Tatami mat Here is the video list for Yen Spin.You can check all tricks and tips in this list.We will keep update this list even no update here.... (Read More)

YenSpin production started!生産開始しました。

August 4th - via: kickstarter.com
CNC process started in Mitsumi Factory,Tokyo. We thank you for all of your support. We encouraged by your support,then started production yesterday. Here is the latest video from Mitsumi Factory in Tokyo.Hope you like it.... (Read More)

Yen Spin Today's video

August 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
We will show you 3 videos today.今日は3本の映像を公開! Combine with our past project,double pendulum with ball bearing.過去のプロジェクト、カオスメーカーとの組み合わせ。... (Read More)

Pink gold,Black Color sample arrived!

August 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Just got color sample from factory today. Super early bird does not has option,only Gold 18K.But other pledge can choose color. Raw is prototype shape(sharp edge),just use for color reference.Shape will be same as others. All colored Yen Spin has... (Read More)

Un-lock new trick "Magnet action #1"

August 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks support this project by over 100 people!We love you!We have wonderful weekend with Yen Spin. Yen Spin is very simple but we worry about too much information makes confusion.So We do not show all of "Tricks"(potential) for Yen Spin in Project... (Read More)

Success within 12 hours! We made it!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Thanks for your support.We made it.We will start process of production and ship to you on schedule! You are amazing!I really happy for your support. So I made amazing tricks video with Yen Spin.Enjoy it! Use standard,normal 1$ pen,but Yen Spin shows... (Read More)

Just start now!/いま始まりました!

July 30th - via: kickstarter.com
回りだしました!/Just had begun spinning! YenSpinを皆様の手元に届けるまでこの企画を回していきたいと思います。お楽しみに! We will spin and proceed this project until you get YenSpin!Keep your eyes to our... (Read More)

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