Japanese Skill Toy

By Kendama

$17.95 More on the way


Traditional Japanese skill toy similar to the classic cup and ball game. Catch one object with another using simple and complex tricks. Great for beginners and advanced players.

  • Materials: FSC certified beech wood
  • Includes instruction manual in English, free stickers, replacement string, and bead pack
  • Ages 8+
  • Made in China
  • Dimensions (in packaging): 7.7" x 3.4" x 3.3"
  • Weight: 0.4 lb.

95 Reviews (4.9 out of 5 Grommets)

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So fun for the kids

6/27/2019 by Lynne

My great nephews love this. I bought one for the oldest & the other 2 wanted one. Great birthday gifts.



2/13/2019 by Mike

Everyone loved this toy and the story



2/13/2019 by larry

a real hit with the family


Looks Simple, not

2/13/2019 by Jane

Takes practice.....


The new craze?

12/24/2018 by Debbie

I bought this for my 12 year old grandson. I can see this becoming the newest game for kids, teens and beyond (think hackysak). We searched Kendama online and found a lot of videos from amateur to pro. Something that can be practiced and improved to compete with his friends. Simple, strong wooden construction, comes with an extra string. Great Japanese invention now in the US. Very happy with this purchase. Would buy again.More > < Less

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About Kendama

Catch and Release

Jeremy Stephenson is bringing a classic toss-and-catch game to a global audience, and kids of all ages are joining the craze.

A Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy that consists of a ball attached by a string to a spiked base, which holds cups of different sizes. The goal is to catch the ball in one of the cups, or spike the ball by landing its hole on the pointed end. Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity. Once you’ve learned the basic moves, you can try dozens of complex catching, juggling, and balancing tricks.

Jeremy discovered the Kendama in 2006 while touring in Japan, where he saw people playing with the toys while they waited at train stations and walked around the city. Seeing people’s enthusiasm for the game inspired Jeremy and his team to start KendamaUSA, which is dedicated to expanding Kendama’s playing field.

For beginners and seasoned masters, a Kendama strengthens hand-eye coordination, balance, and reflexes. It’s a great way to keep active with a handheld toy that’s NOT electronic.