KAIZEN is the Japanese philosophy of constant improvement. Kendama USA applied this concept to their production process, aiming to improve every product that we put our name on. Each part of the Kaizen Kendama has been meticulously thought out by the Kendama USA team, making enhancements with the future of Kendama play in mind. The result is an affordable, premium Kendama specially crafted for the serious enthusiast.
The Kaizen Kendama features a 3 piece construction with traditional Japanese style handle assembly. Kendama USA has updated the Ken shape for precision balance, and the tama bevel has been widened for enhanced play. They're also excited about our refined silk paint, which adds extra durability and grip. They intentionally set our starting spike length shorter out of the box. This allows the sarado to settle over time, eventually bringing the spike into an ideal length after a few sessions without going past the "point of no return."
Verawood is a very dense, almost marble-like, fragrant hardwood. They have a very distinct grain and a natural olive color with hints of deep blue and green throughout them that will surely catch your eye. Please note that the logos were not engraved onto the handle of this model during production. The oils in Verawood caused inconsistencies in the engravings, so we opted against it.
*Please note that the grain structure for exotic wood species are different than the beech wood found in most Kendamas. Any wooden toy is expected to show wear after being played with. To keep your Kendama in good condition, we suggest playing gently over softer surfaces like carpet or grass. The exotic woods can crack or chip easier than beech wood if dropped on a hard surface, so please play these beauties responsibly.