Long before the smartphone (about the late 18thcentury in fact) came the curiously addictive Kendama! So much more than a novelty, these traditional toys have stood the test of time with their ingeniously simple ball, cups and spike combining in dozens of ways to challenge coordination and reward persistence.
Instructions are in Japanese but clear diagrams give many suggestions for testing your skill and progressing through the levels of difficulty. An astonishing trove of masterful pro tips and tricks awaits on youtube (and you might even invent one or two yourself).
A beautiful basic Kendama, finished in sustainably harvested natural beech with a glossy cherry wood ball. Relatively light and with excellent weight distribution, this makes an ideal first model for any new player, and comes with a replacement string. Having to pick your favourite from the range of rich colours is the only dilemma…
made in Japan
materials : beech wood