About Kendama

Kendama is a traditional Japanese skill toy that is easy to learn but difficult to master.  The three main parts of the Kendama are the KEN, SARADO, TAMA.

Kendama tricks require focus and consist of catching the tama or ball in the cups (ozara and kozara) and on the spike, kensaki. Check out our video section to see some advanced Kendama tricks.

About Kendama  

 

 

1. Main body – ken 
2. Spike  – kensaki 
3. Big cup – ōzara
4. Base cup  – chūzara
5. Small cup – kozara
6. Ball – tama
7. Hole – ana
8. String – ito 
9. Cross-piece – sarado
10. Slip-stop