Downspike
Kendama Entertainment Network

A community for the balanced lifestyle.

May 14 : Kendama Day!

Discussion in 'The Sesh' started by azleonhart, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Check out the link from Gloken!
    (Usage of Google Translate highly recommended)

    http://www.gloken.net/jp/blog/201702061701/


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    So, if any of you haven't read the link yet, the Japan Anniversary Association has awarded May 14th as Kendama Day.

    This is in line with historical records that show the original prototype of kendama, nichi getsu boru (lit. Sun and Moon Ball) was registered on the 14th of May, 1919.

    This also means that in two year's time, we will have the 100th anniversary of the toy we know and love.

    Huge shout out to the awesome folks at Gloken for making this happen.
    I cannot stress enough on how much these guys and gals have done for kendama.
    It's possible that if not for them, we would not have a platform to meet, socialize and test the skills of all kendama players around the globe - Kendama World Cup.


    Bonus kendama fact :
    The kendama shape that we have come to know and love today has derived from the design of Mr. Egi Hama.
    This design (with a really small, small cup) has been applied for a patent on the 1st of October, 1971, and later registered 17 years after the date, on the 14th of May, 1988 (69 years from the date of conception, hehe).


    Dama on, and May the 14th be with you.
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2017
    Feb 6, 2017
  2. damon

    damon Slayer

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2016
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    Oooooh a "Go Dama Day." I like that!
     
    Feb 6, 2017
    Aloysius_hung_ and Churlthomp like this.
  3. Avry K

    Avry K Honed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Location:
    Airdrie Alberta
    May 14 is my birthday. ITS A SIGN!!!!!!
     
    Feb 7, 2017
    Cheech_Sander and htimSxelA like this.
  4. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Hehehe go tell your parents about this.
    They'll probably buy you a kendama!
     
    Feb 7, 2017
  5. Avry K

    Avry K Honed Member

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2017
    Location:
    Airdrie Alberta
    Yay! Everything I've always wanted!!!
     
    Feb 7, 2017
  6. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2016
    Location:
    Vancouver
    I've seen some very suspect '___ days' lately, but dama day seems legit... and the date has meaning, which is nice!
    May 14 is a Sunday this year, fyi. I'm gonna go ahead and say there will most likely be a jam in the Terra shop on this day! Seems appropriate.


    Example of a suspect '____ day': "National Neighbourhood Toy-store Day'. wtf? I saw this in the context of being asked about hosting a jam session at a local shop on that day, all I could think was... 'who... cares? this just seems like something a marketing person came up with'.
     
    Feb 8, 2017
    azleonhart, Avry K and Jose Pablo like this.
  7. azleonhart

    azleonhart Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2016
    Location:
    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

    Awww yiss, i might just prop up a small contest for the slayers here!
    Thanks for the idea!
     
    Feb 8, 2017
    htimSxelA likes this.
  8. Congarranza

    Congarranza DS Legend

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2017
    Location:
    Camarillo, CA
    That's also Mother's Day this year. Shout out to all the mamas that dama!
     
    Feb 8, 2017
    Avry K and htimSxelA like this.
  9. Aloysius_hung_

    Aloysius_hung_ Honed Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Location:
    Earth
    Yayyy imma share this on fb and ig
     
    Feb 9, 2017
  10. Churlthomp

    Churlthomp Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2016
    Location:
    Australia
    I can get around this
     
    Feb 9, 2017
  11. Dæmon

    Dæmon Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2016
    Location:
    The Ether
    Happy kendama day!
     
    May 14, 2019
    htimSxelA, halidan and slothymane like this.
  12. htimSxelA

    htimSxelA Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2016
    Location:
    Vancouver
    Weeooooooo
     
    May 14, 2019
    JHard502710 likes this.
  13. JHard502710

    JHard502710 Honed Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2018
    Location:
    Louisville, Ky
    100th anniversary. Now that’s a relationship I can get behind!!
     
    May 15, 2019