Traditional 7.25-inch size, including 1.5-inch spike. Comes with replacement string. Made of laminated bamboo. Stable handle and angled cups. More durable than painted models. Comes with storage case.
Cups can dent and chip over time as the wooden ball bangs against them.
7-inch size designed for small hands, for ages 6 and up. Lightweight and durable. String tethers ball to handle for safety. Quality construction. Good for doing kendama tricks. Minimalist unpainted look with no paint to chip.
String may come undone, although you can learn how to retie it.
Exclusive paint design. Wooden construction. Extra string included. Crafted with 3 cups and catching spike. Vivid, attractive colors with few chips. Well made. Good for hand-eye coordination. 7-inch design good for elementary age children.
As with all painted kendamas, some scratches and chips will appear as the ball is banged against the cup.
Made of solid wood. Comes with extra string and sticker. Traditional 7.25-inch size. Good for hand-eye coordination. Funny, edgy-looking face wins over reluctant children.
Manufacturer advises that paint chipping is expected with normal use, so the fun painted face may chip off.
Made of cherry wood, so it's more durable than traditional bamboo kendamas. Measures 4-inches tall. Can be used by both left handed and right handed players. Comes with instructions, stickers, replacement string, and bead. Easy to fit in your pocket.
Harder to do some tricks because of the weight of cherry wood.
A kendama is a classic traditional Japanese toy that has never gone out of style. The toy is a cup and ball game that adds to the element of challenge with 3 cups and a spike. Most often made from wood, the kendama includes a ball on a string the user attempts to land on the spike or in one of the cups. Variations on this product include the length of the shaft, which is generally 7.25” in length from base to the tip of the spike. Some smaller models could work well for beginners or younger players. Painted models may make the model more interesting, but the repeated banging of the ball over time will tend to chip the paint.
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