About North American Kendama Open - 2019

The North American Kendama Open (NAKO) is the largest event of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. With over 400 players traveling to compete last year, and thousands watching around the world, we strive to make the NAKO the best it can be every year.

Presented by Sweets Kendamas in partnership with the Kendama Institute.


Thursday, Oct. 3 - NAKO Kick-Off Party (All ages & free to the public)
Sweets Kendamas Shop
2920 Talmage Ave SE #150
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Friday, Oct. 4 - Saturday, Oct. 5 - Competition & Vending
Delta Hotels by Marriott - Minneapolis Northeast
1330 Industrial Blvd NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

Sunday, Oct. 6 - Finals
Varsity Theater
1308 SE 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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Delta Ballroom & Varsity Theater

1330 Industrial Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA

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