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Thank you Sourmash, from everybody at Kendama USA!

Sourmash hooked up the Kendama USA warehouse employees with some beautiful custom Tributes for Christmas. Everybody was stoked to get them, and we decided to film this quick thank you video outside the warehouse while we broke them in. Support great artists!!!

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Ube #4 Available now!!

The Artist Series is a new project here at Kendama USA. Our goal is to collaborate with talented artists to create Kendamas that are hand painted at a high quality level that could never be duplicated in mass production. We love working with artists and this series was a natural step that we are absolutely thrilled about. These Kendamas are truly one-of-a-kind pieces of art. The hardest part is deciding if you want to put it in a display case, or actually risk playing with it!

We are honored to have Ube Urban collaborate with us on our first ever Artist Series. Ube is a highly skilled industrial designer/painter, and owner of Ube’s Icecream Shop in San Francisco, CA. He is highly sought after for custom paint jobs, and has made quite a name for himself in the Kendama community. All the custom Kendamas in this series are hand painted by Ube himself. There are no duplicates made of the Artist Series designs, so “limited edition” would be an understatement. There is 1 of each. As soon as it’s gone, it’s gone, and the next custom design will be available in it’s place. The intricate detail Ube puts into his work is difficult to capture in photographs or video, and needs to be seen in real life to truly appreciate all the small features.

The 4th Ube custom is an Ozora painted like a deep midnight sky.  A custom blue hue glistens with Ube’s signature ice-cream style paint detailing unlike anything in your collection.

We must stress that these are Kendamas are pieces of art, and are not intended to be children’s toys.  The Artist Series Kendamas use several different materials and paints that are not considered “toy-safe” by US toy standards.  Please enjoy your artwork responsibly.

Artist Series purchases are non-refundable, and shares of the profits go directly to the artist.  Every purchase includes the Artist Series Kendama, an extra string, framed original sketches, and a framed autographed photo.

Available now in our STORE

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The Kendama USA Sticker Pack Challenge!

The Kendama USA Sticker Pack Challenge!

We have been busy designing our new Sticker Pack for this holiday season.  We always give out free stickers with all our orders, and it’s time for some fresh new sticker styles.

That’s where YOU come in!   (more…)

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