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A kendama is a traditional Japanese toy which consists of a wooden, hammer-like object with a ball connected to it by a string. In English, kendama may be referred to as ring and pin and bears similarities to the classic cup-and-ball game, known in the Latin American world as balero. The principle of these toys are the same: catching one object with another, where both are joined by a string .
Using a kendama
To play with a kendama, one grips the toy and using one hand only, jerks the ball so that it may be caught in one of the cups or impaled on the spike. More advanced tricks are sequential balances, juggles, and catches .There are eleven prescribed moves on the kendama trick list for achieving a kyu ranking and several more for a dan ranking. A 1-kyu rating, for example, is attained by simply catching the ball in the largest cup. A book published by the Japan Kendama Association lists 101 different tricks for the toy and there are supposedly tens of thousands of trick variations .Different stances and grips are required to perform different tricks.
While most people play with kendamas for personal satisfaction, competitions do take place, especially in Japan. Participation in such competitions entails performing lists of tricks in sequence or completing particular tricks repeatedly for as long as possible. Additionally, tricks may be performed head to head with a rival to determine a winner. The competitor who is first to fail a trick loses.
In the trick moshikame , the ball is juggled between the big cup and the smallest cup at the bottom repeatedly. A Japanese children`s song of the same name is often sung to help with timing.