Sharing: Portrait of a Kendama Sensei

If you are connected to me, then you know my two sons are involved with Kendama. Since 2009, when Sam graduated high school at Bozeman High, he and older brother Lex have been building their business, Kendama Co. Here is a video sent to me from Sam this evening. This is filmed, produced, etc. by a young man who is just beginning college in order to major in films. At his young age, he has managed to capture the true essence of Kendama. Note the film subject’s back ground room and how chaotic it first appears and then you see just how methodical and design perfect it actually is.

I am very proud of my sons and how they have identified, tapped into, and embraced such a worthy culture. My darling youngest, Sam, turns 22 on September 6 th. He has been promoting, producing, selling, and building KendamaCo with his brother Lex for good reason, throughout these past 3 college years, at Denver University. Enjoy.I find it inspiring.Then, buy a Kendama for the kid you adore or think might benefit.

Imada Hiromu: Portrait of a Kendama Sensei from Matthew Ballard on Vimeo.

Imada Hiromu: Portrait of a Kendama Sensei from Matthew Ballard on Vimeo.

Imada Hiromu is a kendama instructor from Japan. Kendama is a Japanese juggling game that has been around for over a century. He teaches people of all ages all over the world.

This short film is about his background and philosophy about kendama.
Director Cinematographer Editor / Matthew Ballard

Special Thanks / Hajime Ishibashi & Tamotsu Kubota