Yamagata Koubou Co., Ltd.



Spread Japanese traditional culture "Kendama" from the manufacturing place in Yamagata

Kendama, a traditional Japanese play that the most of Japanese have experienced once, has developed into the present style that can be enjoyed by from children to elder people with creative ideas of Japanese people.

The official Kendama is that allowed to take “Kyu” and “Dan” license exams or to participate in official Kendama competitions held all over Japan. This culture is called "Kendama-do" and has a system in which you can keep challenging since the beginning and along your skill. Let's learn the basics of Kendama and challenge for higher level!

In order to spread this wonderful Japanese culture worldwide from the viewpoint of the manufacturing, we have obtained global safety certifications and participated in international exhibitions to distribute information. We are offering Kendama culture and products that are loved by all generations in many countries and regions.

Commitment to making Japan-made official Kendama

Yamagata Koubou has been manufacturing official Kendamas for over 40 years.

Our policy in making Kendamas is to make professional Kendamas with the eyes and hands of skilled Japanese craftsmen. As our Kendamas are used in the official competitions, we are maintaining high quality and accuracy in each Kendama in order for the players to perform a variety of tricks in these competitions. We have officially designated as a certified Kendama factory and accredited as the No.1 manufacturer in Japan by the Japan Kendama Association.

The founder Yosaburo Suzuki established the company policy "Nature’s bounty, The beauty of wooden works, Fusion of traditional and modern technique". It represents our attitude to make the most of the beauty of woods with thanking the blessings of great nature, and utilize modern advanced technologies to make products meeting the needs of our times.

We continue doing our best in Kendama manufacturing so that this wonderful Japanese traditional culture will spread further.

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