Kendamas and Henrys Yo-Yo

Kendama Ozora
Kendama Ozora
Kendama Sunrise Street
Kendama Sunrise Street
Classic Competition Kendama
Classic Competition Kendama
Classic Competition Kendama Dyed Wood
Classic Competition Kendama Dyed Wood
Jumbo Sunrise Kendama
Jumbo Sunrise Kendama
Ring Kendama Red
Ring Kendama Red
Kendama Sunrise Street for Teaching
Kendama Sunrise Street for Teaching
Hernys Yo-Yo Tiger Snake, Lizard, Cobra
Hernys Yo-Yo Tiger Snake, Lizard, Cobra

Kendamas and yo-yos

 

 Kendamas are a traditional Japanese toy. The ken (handle) has three cups and a spike which fits into the hole in the ball. Basic Kendama tricks consist of catching the ball in the cups and on the spike. Modern kendama style draws upon a diverse range of skills using other props, like yo-yos and diabolos.

 

• Sunrise and Ozora kendamas: Both models feature the same wood and construction. The Ozora is made in Japan and is the only brand of kendamas that can be used in competition. 

 

• Ringdama: a pocket sized toy that fits on your finger and with which you can do many kendamas-like tricks.

 

• Henrys yo-yo: with a soft plastic body but made like a diabolo; a perfect yo-yo for school programs.

 

Pro tips (intermediate to advanced)

 

The texture of the paint is an important factor in how a kendamas performs. The main difference between the Sunrise Street Kendama and the Competition model is that the Competition’s paint is slightly softer, which can make a difference when doing advanced tricks. All kendamas brands try to copy the paint characteristics of the Ozora, which sets the standard.

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