Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy consisting of a ken (sword), kensaki (spike), and tama (ball) connected by a string. The ken traditionally 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. However a huge variety of kendama tricks can be performed by juggling the ball between the cups, balancing it in various positions on the ken, balancing the ken on the ball and juggling the kendama. Reportedly, Kendama was initially a sort of adult's drinking game â€” a player who made a mistake was forced to drink more. Kendama are now super popular, with competitions and trick shows emerging all over the world!
The European standard for Kendama featuring the same classic handle you find on the regular Sunrise products, but with a fresh metallic paint that glistens while you play.