MOKURU – THE latest craze from Japan.
You’ve all seen and heard of fidget spinners, even if you don’t personally own one you’ll have come across them by now.
We currently have 3 in our house and the kids just love them as do us adults.
You probably won’t have heard of MOKURU yet…or you’ll be at least wondering what is MOKURU?
It’s a wooden handheld toy set to take the world by storm. Originally designed to test your balance and focus however once you get your hands on this it will soon become apparent just how addictive it is and how competitive you will get over this very simple toy.
Turn off the TV, put away the electronics and get back to basics.
The MOKURU’s simple design will test the dexterity of fast fingered flippers out there.
Crafted out of beech wood into an eye catching yet very simple design, players can flip tip and spin one MOKURU or more. Just click the end and watch it tumble over and over, spin in circles or with practice and patience you can get it turning into squares and different patterns across a flat surface.
It is small enough to fit in your pocket or into your bag, MOKURU is the toy which can be played on any flat surface anywhere, a toy for all ages. Play in the playground, awaiting dinner in the restaurant or for the big kids out there play in the bar, at a desk or even set up a friendly family competition but be warned once you start playing you’ll find it hard to out down but it isn’t the easiest toy to get to grips with and even if you set it flipping across the room once there’s no guarantee you’ll succeed on the next try which is VERY frustrating.
The experts say that players can refine their techniques until they become a MOKURU master.
Designer Masakazu Node has worked hard to ‘create the perfect size, shape and materials’ for MOKURU. Now the fast flipping toy will be distributed in the UK and Ireland exclusively by Peterkin.
Already a big hit in many markets around the world, including Japan and Hong Kong, beginners can simply tip over the toy, let it flip and catch it with their fingers or flip it to draw a triangle or square. MOKURU masters can use five MOKURU at once with one hand – just how much time they have spent to perfect this I am unsure of as I can barely get it tumbling a few times and have only fluked a square shape once!
Whether you want to help focus and concentration, imagination, alleviate stress or just kill time this is certainly something which will get you all competing to be the best – I’m afraid to say I’m not a fan though as I just find it rather infuriating and just too difficult to get to grips with. The kids however seem to love it and if that gets them away from the TV then of course I’m happy.
Be careful though as there are fakes out there so take care to make sure it’s a real MOKURU.