Ozora make a special kendama called the Zodiac Edition to celebrate each New Year. 2016 is the Year of the Monkey, and to celebrate Ozora have created an evolutionary Year of the Monkey Kendama, featuring a special Matte finish non-slip light blue paint with a cool Monkey logo. The non-slip matte paint makes the ball a little more 'sticky' and so helps complete tricks such as the Lunar. Japanese Kendama Association (JKA) competition Approved. The Year of the Monkey is a special Limited Edition Ozora kendama, made to celebrate 2016, the Year of the Monkey and will only be made during 2016.
The Ozora (aka Oozora or Big Sky) Kendama is approved by the Japanese Kendama Association (JKA) for competition use. JKA approved kendama carry the JKA endorsement sticker on the handle of the kendama. These are nicely balanced Kendama, better suited to more experienced players. Some players feel the superior weight distribution helps you to perform more complex kendama tricks. For this reason the Ozora kendama is preferred by many more experienced players.
Sold in the original Japanese packaging with instructions (in English) and one spare white kendama string.
Weight: 148 g
Ball weight: 80g
Ball diameter: 60mm
Height including ball: 181mm approx
Stem height: 160mm approx
Not suitable for children under 12 years.
Kendama will suffer wear during play. The paint will chip. The wood will chip and may crack. The string will wear out and may break. This is normal wear and tear and is not covered by any warranty.
A note about the weight: wood is a natural material and the weight will vary.
Shipping costs: based on weight and location. Calculated at the checkout before you pay.
Shipping times: we aim to ship within two working days of receipt of payment.
The string on your kendama will wear out and can break. It is a user replaceable part; we recommend you buy some spare strings.
All Kendama will suffer wear during play. The paint will chip. The wood will chip and may crack. The string will wear out and may break. This is normal wear and tear.
Wood is a natural material. The weight and finish of wooden kendama will vary.
Kendama are not suitable for children under 12 years old. It is possible to cause injury when playing with a kendama. Please play with care.