Talented 80-Year Old Japanese Craftsman Wants to Keep Making Toys Until He’s 200 Years Old

AJ+ sat down with the incredibly talented toymaker Masaaki Hiroi, who, at 80-years old, finds so much joy in hand-crafting his uniquely humorous, highly sought-after Edo spinning tops for children of all ages, that he wishes he could live 200 years so he “can work hard and do a better job”. Cutting-edge technology is fun, but it’s a pity if children become absorbed only in those toys. There are traditional toys and traditional ways to play in Japan, one of them is spinning top. I am sad to see so many old toys become obsolete around the world. I can … Continue reading Talented 80-Year Old Japanese Craftsman Wants to Keep Making Toys Until He’s 200 Years Old