Harvest Loves Kendamas

Harvest Loves Kendamas

In Japan, Kendamas are traditional Japanese toys. They’re made out of wood and the ends of the base and the crosspiece of the hammer are cupped so that they can catch the ball. The ball has a hole in it that can fit on a spike on the end of the hammer.

Kids love Kendamas. They bring them to school and show their friends what kind of tricks they can do.

Eighth grader Garret Romaine shows off his skill with a Kendama.
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Eighth grader Garret Romaine shows off his skill with a Kendama.

There are so many colors and sizes for the Kendamas. They’re really fun and easy to learn tricks on. There are more than 10 tricks you can do, even if you’re a beginner.

Kendamas get a lot of peoples attention. People play with them in class, and they can be really distracting. You can get in trouble by the teacher.

They could also be dangerous because it’s made out of wood and can hit people or hit something.

You should only use them at the beginning of school, milk break, lunch or after school. Not during classes.

Every day we have school, people bring their Kendamas and every single day new people bring theirs. There should be a contest at school for people with Kendamas to see who’s the champion. It could be a boy or a girl from sixth, seventh, or eighth grade.

Dozens of students at Harvest are playing with them now.