2015 Sakura classic Winner
2015 Sakura classic Winners (Photo Courtesy of Kendama USA)

Kendama is a traditional Japanese toy.The Kendama is made up of the “Ken” (handle), three cups and the “Tama” (ball), which is connected by a string. Made of wood, the ends of the base and the crosspiece of the hammer are cupped so that they can catch the ball, and the ball has a hole in it that can fit on a spike on the end of the hammer. Kendama USA will have demos on the Sakura 360 stage on April 9 and 10 as well as a competition on the Peace Plaza stage.