Weight: 4.6 oz (130g)
Ball Weight: 2.2 oz (63g)
Ball Diameter: 2 1/4" (57mm)
Height Including Ball: 7" (180mm)
Stem Height: 6 3/8" (162mm)
Small plate size: 1 3/8" (35mm)
Large plate size: 1 5/8" (41mm)
A kendama is a traditional Japanese wooden toy that consists of a hammer-like object with a ball connected to it by a string.
The ball (called the tama) has a hole in it, and it rests on a spike (the ken) on the top of the kendama.
The two sides of the "hammer" are concave; one is smaller than the other.
The larger side is called the oozara (large plate) and the other is the kozara (small plate).
There is also a medium sized plate at the bottom of the handle called the chuzara (medium plate).
The basic object is to throw the ball upwards and land it on one of the concave parts of the "hammer", as well as landing the ball on the spike.
More advanced techniques involve combination moves, different landing positions and even freestyle combinations.
Recommended 6 years old or older children to play
handcrafted in Japan. Well made