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.

Wood Options:

Yellow Birch

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.

Hard Maple

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 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Quinn Ritter (Johnstown, US)
Great so far!

The birch was a little rough/raw at first, but with some play it smoothed out nicely. I glued the tip and it has been working great since then!

el_serado (Atlanta, US)
Top of the line

Kendama USA makes my favorite shape to play. The nova shape is fantastic. The quality of the Craft Ken is unmatched. It’s absolutely beautiful and plays like dream. This Ken feels great in the hand and leaves plenty of room for grip. Your hand doesn’t feel cramped up under the cups like other Ken shapes I’ve played.

Brandon B. (Lake Crystal, US)

I've been using sticky clear and now this natty Tama making me not wanting go back to sticky clear! This natty tama helps me to focus on the foundation of balancing, and feels good when you succeed any balancing trick on this natty tama! Im still beginner but this natty tama have a special feeling which painted tama couldn't give me. Highly recommend for anyone!

Bluto Blumpkin (Cheshire, US)
I love it💪🏼

I love naturals and this is some of the best I’ve seen. Smooth, well made, quality wood. Definitely would not be dissatisfied with anything they did.

Yesol Bang (Mapo-gu, KR)

I can’t say anymore, Just, IT IS SUPER AWESOME!!!!!!!! Love texture, shape ,,,everything!!!!

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