SPONSORED BY: Kaleb Kendama
HOSTED BY: Mom Loves 2 Read
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 ōzara ("big cup") and the smaller cup is called the kozara ("small cup"). There is another, even smaller cup, called the chūzara ("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.
Four lucky readers will each win a Kendama of their choice!
Giveaway ends 9/20. Open to US 18+ only. Please enter using the Giveaway Tools below. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. icefairy's Treasure Chest is not responsible for winner selection or prize fulfillment. All questions should be directed to Susan at MomLoves2Read@itv-3.com.