Friday, December 30, 2005

Japanese Street Magic

Two things I really like are Japan and magic, and I recently stumbled across a video that combines the two. Apparently, the fellow in this video is a famous Japanese magician, and one day he decided to wander around the streets and seriously freak people out. He must be a flexible fellow; I wonder if Kit Fitzsimons can learn to do this?

2 comments:

Corey Brown said...

That head looks fake.

Sorry TED! But Kit isn't fake.

Ted said...

Kit is indeed not fake, but he is certainly unreal. (In a "wow, that's unreal!" sense.)



And actually, that's the guy's real face. He's just an odd-looking guy. The trick is actually a classic magic bit, done by wearing a long coat with a false shoulder framework and special slits down the side. The magician basically just squats suddenly, contorts his body, and drops his head down through a slit in the shirt. Done well (as this guy does) it's startlingly realistic.