The Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy which consists of the “Ken” (handle) and the “Tama” (ball), which is connected by a string. The two extending sides of the kendama are concave cups, with one end smaller than the other. The larger cup is called the ?zara (“big cup”) and the smaller cup is called the kozara (“small cup”). There is another, even smaller cup, called the ch?zara (“center cup”) at the bottom of the ken. The Kendama tricks are done by variations of juggling the ball in the three cups spiking the ball with the Ken spike, and balancing both in new creative ways. Mastering the Kendama takes practice, focus, patience, and creativity.
So there you have it, readers! The Kendama is anything but a boring toss and catch game…and it goes to show that sometimes the simplest games (sans lights, batteries, and sound effects) provide the most fun of all. Here’s to hundreds more years of good old fashioned fun with the Kendama. Want to read first about hand experience? Check out Mom Loves 2 Read’s full review.
Now for the FUN – A Giveaway!
Kaleb Kendama has generously offered to provide the followers here on Mom Loves 2 Read with a Giveaway of 4 Kendamas! 4 separate winners will get to choose a Kendama from Kaleb Kendama website of their choice. Winner must be 18 or older and have a valid US address. All entries will be validated – winner will have 48 hours to reply and claim prize. Giveaway will run 8/28 11pm CST through 9/20 11pm CST
**Any Bloggers willing to post this giveaway and promote may email Susan at MomLoves2Read@itv-3.com and request the html in exchange for a free link on the giveawaytools form!
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