Just Japan Podcast 88: Kendama

In Episode 88 of the Just Japan Podcast, host Kevin O’Shea chats with kendama player Ryan Cabal “rysofunny” on Instagram about the traditional Japanese trick toy, the kendama. Ryan is an American living in South Korea and a kendama enthusiast. He talks about his background as a kendama player, his frequesnt trips to Japan to participate in events as well as the kendama community in Japan, Korea and around the world.

In this episode of the podcast we learn that the kendama is certainly one cool toy and it takes a lot of practice and skill if you want to be noticed with it!


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This week’s guest is Ryan Cabal.

Check him out over on INSTAGRAM! rysofunny 

Twitter: rysofunny


Looking to buy kendamas? Ryan recommends GoodsFromJapan.

In the podcast, Ryan mentioned that all quality kendamas should have the Japan kendama Association logo. This is what you should look for:

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