The Mini Kendama is a great way to practice motor skills and hand-eye coordination in the classic Japanese way. A colored wooden ball is attached to the handle by the string, and features four challenging ways to catch the ball. Once you've mastered catching the ball on each individual surface try going for the more advanced moves of going from surface to surface. The handle is made from tough wood, and the wooden ball features a non-slick coat of paint that helps it grip the smooth wooden surfaces of the Kendama. The ball also features a hole in it, for catching it on the spike at the top of the handle. The four surfaces of the Kendama are the Kensaki (top spike), the Ozara (big cup),the Kozara (small cup), and the Chuzara (base cup).