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Japanese Kendama Toy Ball Game

Japanese Kendama Toy Ball Game




Do you like a challenge?  I do.  Sometimes.  Sometimes challenges come in disguise.  For example, Kendama Toy Ball Game.  Who would’ve thought that a ball hooked to a string, attached to a wood handle with 3 cups, would be so challenging!

What am I talking about?  For those of you who haven’t heard of Kendama here is a tidbit of history.

Many people may think that Kendama was invented in Japan, But this is not actually the case, While many different theories exist, there are records indicating that Kendama originated in France in the sixteenth century.  There are also theories that this game was developed in Greece or China, and the absolute trust is not known.  However, Hatsukaichi City in Hiroshima prefecture is considered to be the birthplace of the modern Japanese Kendama.

I have found it interesting to find out about different toys in different countries and this was no different.  I assumed it would be easy – but that isn’t the case.


While there is several ways you can play this, the main way it is usually played is by tossing the ball (attached to the string, then you attempt to catch it in one of the cups or even the point that is at the top of the Kendama stick.  There is several different techniques for doing this, you just have to figure out what works for you.  Develop your own techniques.

This can be used for people of all ages.  My only suggestion is to supervise younger kids.  This ball is heavy, like a pool ball type.  If you aren’t careful you could hurt yourself or somebody else with this ball. 

Other then that, it is electronic free fun that could keep someone busy for hours.  I really appreciate Kendama for sending this item my way. 

If you would like to find out more about this company and the Kendama you can visit them on Facebook.  Or Visit their page at Amazon.  While you are there you may want to consider buying your own Kendama for yourself or a loved one.

Disclaimer:  I received the product discussed in this post in exchange for sharing my opinion of it.  All opinions in this post are 100% my own and may or may not differ from yours.


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