野球けん – “Yakyuu Ken”
Hit a home run! Start with the ball in either the big or little cups. Flick (not too hard) so it goes into the air. Rotate the Kendama so you tap the ball with the other end and hit a home run (the ball is hit back over the cup that it was sitting in and swings under the kendama and all the way back round 360 degrees so it lands back in it’s original cup. Schaaawing batter!
[Edit: we got sent an additional translation: “Place the ball on the big cup, then flip it with the side of the base cup to knock it and catch the ball again on the big cup”. This version is without the ‘home run’ part of the trick and is more commonly known as a tapback. Thanks to Yoko and Alex for clearing this up!]