Kendama is a traditional wooden toy from Japan. Also called Japanese cup and ball, it is a game which consists of catching the ball with the handle, while performing technical and fun figures. As you will have understood, Kendama is a game of skill.
Appearing several centuries ago, it was in the 2000s that Kendama became popular in the hands of practitioners of freestyle disciplines such as skiing and roller skating. The phenomenon is growing and different player scenes are emerging, mainly in the United States, Canada, but also in Europe. Halfway between a game and a sport, the practice of this curious object attracts new fans every month.