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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.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Magic at the Susukino Festival


The first weekend of August saw the Susukino festival. The Susukino festival consists of lots of food stalls that sell Japanese festival food and alcohol in the streets. The hostess clubs and other places like that put up tables in the streets (that are closed for traffic from 16:30 to midnight or so). This year, Magic Bar Twister also had a yakitori place at the Susukino festival.

8月にすすきの祭があった。ニュークラやキャバクラとかが出店を出して、道路にテーブルを置く。16時半から24時まですすきの中心は車が通れなくなる。今年、マジックバーツイスターが初めて出店をやった。

Me in my playing card yukata
I helped out after work, and showed up in a yukata with playing card designs the first day. Doing magic in a yukata is not that great, but what is even worse is when you have only one hour to remove all the heavy stuff (tables, beer kegs, etc.) and all the dirty stuff (the oil drenched barbecue equipment) from the street and put it somewhere else. From day two, I worked in a t-shirt instead.

僕も本職の後毎日手伝いに行った。初日はトランプ柄の浴衣で行った。浴衣でマジックをやるのが面倒だがそれより、後の片付けが浴衣で大変だった。重いもの(テーブルやビールサーバーとか)を運んだり、汚いもの(焼き台とか)も運んだりして、下駄や浴衣はちょっと駄目だなと思った。次の日からティシャツでやった。

The yakitori place of Magic Bar Twister
We had a lot of fun, but not so many customers. The clean up after each day was very very tiring. My boss even screamed out in pain so badly when doing some of the heavy lifting that random people passing by stopped to ask us if everything was OK.

A lot of heavy lifting
楽しいことがいっぱいあったがお客さんがそんなに来なかった。毎晩片付けが大変だったし。ある日、店長が重い荷物を持ち上げた時にかなりの悲鳴を出して、全然知らない人も何人か「大丈夫ですか?」って聞いてきた。

A religious thingy passing through the festival area.




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