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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Akira Fujiii cards ・ 藤井あきらトランプ

Apparently some of the chains of convenience stores here in Japan used to sell playing cards in collaboration with the magician Akira Fujii. He is frighteningly good with cards, but in Japan he is mostly famous for producing cards from his mouth (popularized by Bill Malone). The cards came with some explanations of magic tricks too, it says on the package. The jokers, and all the court cards, have Fujii-san's face. The quality of the cards is not great, though. One of our regular customers brought these cards to our magic bar.

前に、コンビニで藤井あきらのトランプ売っていたみたい。藤井さんはトランプでめちゃくちゃうまいが日本で一般人は口からトランプを出す変なおじさんくらいのイメージがあるらしい。トランプに簡単なマジックの説明も付いていたって書いてある。ジョーカーや絵札全部藤井さんの顔になっている。店の常連さんがこのトランプを持ってきた。

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