Craft Kendamas stand at the pinnacle of kendama quality and engineering. Designed by Kendama USA for next-generation play and performance, the nova shape is the next step in kendama evolution and is unmatched in playability, balance, and ergonomics.

Craft Nova Kendamas are exceptional on so many levels. For over a year, the entire KUSA team has collaborated to design a new kendama that is absolutely superior in its performance. These are NOT mass-produced kendamas from overseas. Every single Craft Kendama is made from scratch with an exhaustive detailed process and hand-finished by experienced players right here in the USA. This extraordinary level of craftsmanship and care results in a kendama that will elevate your game.

Just want to upgrade your ken? 

Wood Options:


Birch offers players both flexibility and hardness without added weight. Yellow birch is a very resilient and durable species and is more forgiving with high-speed impacts, and risky contacts.

White Ash

Ashwood is strikingly beautiful and the spaced and porous growth rings will provide you with a prime & coarse surface to help those tricks come to a halt. Ash wood is also durable and lightweight with grippy feels and textures that you will love during catches.


Maple wood will give you the stiffest feel during play and is the most resistant to scratches and dents. Hard Maple is the strongest of the maple species and its closed grain structure gives the ken a smooth feel and crisp sounding contacts.

Features & Improvements

  • Available in: Yellow Birch, White Ash, Hard Maple
  • Refined, Robust & Balanced Shape
  • Larger Cups for Insane Playability, Reduced Rocking & Hold
  • Increased Ken & Tama size from our Shift shape
  • Stall Points have been updated to lock in tricks
  • Classic Double Burned Tracking Lines 
  • Perfect Nova Bevel Angle for Smooth Finishes 
  • Drilled Base-Cup Hole for More Balance & Less Weight
  • 100% Designed and Produced by Experienced Kendama Players
  • Proudly Manufactured in the USA 

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Tom Mudry
Best shape ever

That’s the best shape for sure

Stephen Atalla
Excellent Craft kendama

Sturdy with amazing weight distribution hollowed out bottom cup

Tristan Simmons
Craft kendama nova shape ken

Awesome ken super great feel love playing it

Darrell Banks

Honestly the best shape out right now, no cap

Ryan E.
Best shape out

I'm extremely happy with this Kendama, best shape out right now!

We're stoked that you love the new shape! Thanks for the support and review!

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