Kamuraiju YoYo, by One Drop
The Kamaraiju is the signature yo-yo of team player Daiju Okamura. This is his description of how the yo-yo came to be:
“I designed this yo-yo so that it would be optimal when performing Skin the Gerbil. Taking inspiration from older One Drops like the Project, the Kuntosh and the Summit, I adopted the flat rim. This is a One Drop yo-yo after all! This choice wasn’t only about making a statement, but also to create an easy grip when holding and a unique feeling during play. Of course I really like the way it looks.
I recommend throwing the Kamuraiju with a light touch. For me, throwing it with less force than usual really suits the way I play. I just want to take it easy. However, this yo-yo is designed so that you can throw it powerfully and you'll be able to do the same tricks, so use it at full power if you feel that is what you need.
My setup is Flat Caps, 10Ball Bearing and Flow Groove pad which all come standard in the box. For string I use Cirrus Foam or Kitty Fat but it will ship with one One Drop basics string. Choose the string that works best for you.
For the box design, I used the kanji symbol "寿(Kotobuki)" that is used in my name. This kanji character means something like “Best Wishes” or “Long Life” and it is used frequently around New Years time. I give you Kotobuki and many thanks for supporting my signature yo-yo and I hope you really like it.”