Saturday, May 19, 2012

P-G: Mt. Lebanon toy store on the ball with latest craze: kendama

Cup and ball was a popular game played in early America and in Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. These days a Japanese form of the game called kendama is drawing young players away from video games, computers and television with its challenging hand and eye coordination routines.

Made up of a wooden handle (ken) and ball (tama) connected by a string, the kendama allows players to juggle the ball into one of three cups on the handle, spear the ball with a spike at the end of the grip or balance the ball next to the spike with creative maneuvers.

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