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How to Fix Loose Cups on a Kendama

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Tape, paper, or glue what is your favorite way to fix loose cups on a kendama?  This is ours.  The bands don’t disintegrate like regular rubber bands and they slip under the saradō easier.  The Goody bands are available at our shop.  We repackage 3-4 to a set since most people won’t need 250.

A video intro to goenKendama

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A little something we put together for Youtube.  A friend of goenKendama calls it the “Fast & the Furious” edit. Most of the photos were shot at an Oh No Manga event and the go-en 2nd Anniversary Matsuri. Kendama in the Philippines, we’re rockin’ it.

How to make a purchase from our site

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We have received a number of messages and calls about the payment and shipping options on our site so we thought we would try to clear things up a bit. In an effort to keep things simple we’ve chosen to use direct bank deposit and delivery by LBC as the preferred methods on our site. […]

How to prep & glue a kendama tip

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Putting glue on the tip of your kendama’s spike isn’t mandatory but it helps keep the point from wearing down and becoming flat.  It also can help smooth the entry when you spike the ball by cutting down on the friction between the tip and the walls of the hole.

How to tie a slip knot

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At some point you will probably want to change the string on your kendama or disassemble it for other maintenance.  Here’s a freeze frame progression that shows how to tie a slip knot.  This is the same knot used on many brands of kendama and is specifically recommended by Yamagata Koubou  for their Ozora.

Chuu-zara (Base Cup)

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中皿 – “Chuu-zara” Nail this one and you will have completed the holy trinity of Kendama Cups. This one is a bit trickier than the other cups – the base cup is smaller than the other two cups and it’s located on the other side of the Kendama. To make it easier some people prefer […]

Oo-zara (Big Cup)

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大皿 – “Oo-zara” This one is Kendama 101. The first trick in the book. You’ve unpacked your new Kendama, it’s all set up, time to nail the big cup. Hold the Ken with the ball hanging down. Pull the Ken up so the ball flicks into the air. Catch the ball on the big cup. […]

Ko-zara (Little Cup)

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小皿 – “Ko-zara” The logical progression once you have mastered the art of the big cup. Time to make things a bit trickier and start catching the ball with the little cup instead. Start with the Ken in your hand and the ball hanging down. Flick the ball into the air and catch it in […]