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Voila! (Cyril Takayama) July 11, 2008

Posted by Brian L. Belen in Odds and Ends.
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Once again, my brother showed me a couple of Youtube videos that I just have to share:

Folks, meet Cyril Takayama. His Wikipedia write-up describes him as a Japanese-American illusionist. Judging from videos of his performances posted across the internet he’s cast in the same mold as Criss Angel and David Blaine, but without the blase and weird affectation the two put on for showmanship.

What’s so special about his brand of magic? Well, the videos speak for themselves. By way of commentary, however, let me say that it takes mad talent to literally bring the Lacoste brand to life…

…change the way anyone will look at hamburgers on a fastfood menu (and do notice he hasn’t any sleeves)…

…and, well, do something like this:

As these things go, I would think that there’re elaborate preparations undertaken behind the scenes, particularly with respect to the venue and equipment involved. Smoke and mirrors and all that. But even then, these are just some kinda wow.

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