Kind of psyched we got some legit coverage from the local news. (article too) Here's the translation: Have you ever seen a kendama? It's a toy from Japan. This is played with by trying to catch the ball on one of the cups, or on the spike. One of the groups playing kendama in the country is called Kendama Philippines. According to them, kendama is a good alternative to video games. Many tricks can be done with the kendama, that's why it makes a good group activity. The kendama can be made with either wood or plastic. Kendama can be bought at Japanese surplus shops.