Hand painted by Shinya in the Sweets Lab and finished off with Cushion Clear. Photos don't do these Sumos justice.
Very limited batch.
Words from Shinya:
Got the design idea from Traditional Japanese lacquer painting. Gentou means winter in ancient Japanese word. Gen also means excellent skill and Tou means completion. Gentou is an accomplished skill..
The Sweets Sumo is a legendary kendama, that has never been made available to everyone - until now!
Back in the day before everyone started making kendamas with oversized cups, the only way to get something larger was to use a Biggie. The only problem with a Biggie kendama is that it doesn't have great lunar balance. To fix that, we cut off the spike and moved the cups lower. What you are left with is the Sweets Sumo!
The Sumo is designed to have amazing lunar balance, fit well in the hand, and have great tracking. This kendama is oversized and is not meant for competition. The Sumo will help you land new tricks, and is a fun break from a standard size kendama.
Post your tricks on Instagram using #SweetsSumo for a chance to get reposted!