Where to buy a kendama

The Bottom Line: You guys are pressed for time and don’t want to read this long page, and I’m pressed for time and am ignoring your e-mails. So here is my executive summary. By region, my most recommended sources for buying kendamas are:

  • Japan: Naranja, reliable service for your basic needs
  • Asia other than Japan: Kendama.com.tw, run by reliable extreme sports online shop company
  • North America: Kendama.net, full-blown kendama superstore selling wide variety of products
  • Europe: Love from Tokyo, bilingual shop with recently expanded inventory

Looking for a kendama for sale? Hi, there! My name’s Amren, and I may be able to help you. I’m a JET teacher at Joto High School in Tokushima, Japan. I love the kendama! My nephew in Maryland tried mine out when I was visiting my family over Thanksgiving last year, and he wanted one. When I got back to Japan I bought one and sent it to him. But then his friends wanted them. At that point I started lookingGreen kendama on the internet for places where they could buy them on their own. Otherwise I would have ended up as the unofficial kendama supplier for all the kids in Maryland.

I don’t like to let anything go to waste, so I thought I’d put the results of my research online here. I hope someone finds this useful. My ratings are entirely my personal opinion based on what I’ve been able to find out, and they take into account things like ease of ordering, product mix, availability, service to the extent I am familiar with it, and apparent seller trustworthiness based on their Web site disclosure. The ratings are somewhat relative to each category.

I’m not planning constant maintenance on this page, but if you’ve heard of other kendama sources, or if you have any personal experience with any of the sources listed, you can reach me at info@ this domain, and I’ll file it away for possible use in future updates. (January 2009)

Japan Physical Stores Japanese Online Japan Online in English United States Elsewhere

My Ratings: Recommended Recommended, Satisfactory Satisfactory, Not Recommended Not Recommended, Insufficient Data Insufficient Data

In the queue:

  • http://thailandkendama.wordpress.com/
  • http://www.oddballs.co.uk/
  • http://kendamacn.com/
  • http://kendamamalaysia.blogspot.com/
  • http://rollmartshop.com/kendama.html
  • http://www.hedonskate.com/
  • http://ice-community.blogspot.com/2009/01/get-your-kendama.html
  • http://www.grindhouse.eu/srcontent/module/20/product/1850.html
  • http://www.toy-wholesaler.jp/
  • http://www.flowcircusstore.com/
  • http://www.kendama.lt/
  • http://www.ipureshop.com/