Kendama USA

What is a Kendama?

This my friends, is a Kendama:


This stylish Kendama is an extremely addictive wooden skill toy that comes from Japan. It strengthens hand eye coordination, balance, and reflex. It can be played by young and old alike. There are endless trick possibilities for both the beginner and the seasoned master.

The Kendama is made up of the “Ken” (handle) and the “Tama” (ball), which is connected by a string.  The Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the 3 cups, spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and balancing both in new creative ways.  Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity.


We love that the Kendama is a simple, productive, interactive toy that strengthens mental and physical skills while you play.  In today’s world of toys bombarded with flashy lights, computers, and mainstream entertainment, the Kendama stands out with its simple design and creative new ways to have fun.


Our History:

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The KendamaUSA staff was first introduced to Kendama in 2006 while touring in Japan.  Our good friends were always playing while we waited at train stations, bus stops, and while walking around the cities.  We got our first Kendama in Downtown Tokyo, and shared Kendama with all of our friends when we got back home. Everybody’s curiosity and enthusiasm inspired us to start KendamaUSA and help introduce people from all over the world to this great skill toy. Kendama has had a positive impact on our lives, and we continue to believe that is worth sharing. For more than a decade, we have been able to introduce people from all over the world to the Kendama. We are happy that our efforts have helped Kendama grow into a global game, sport, and subculture.

Kendama USA is extremely proud to have a very diverse staff and Kendama team. We believe Kendama is a positive game that helps bring people together regardless of race, gender, religion, or ethnicity. We continue to stand against all forms of racism, oppression, injustice, or any other evil force that attempts to divide us. We are stronger together. We believe that Black Lives Matter. To anybody reading this, we believe that your life matters. We believe that Love always wins.