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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.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Tenyo 2013 Plus One Campaign: Sushi Mentalism ・ テンヨー2013年プラスワンキャンペーン「不思議な回り寿司」


Since I buy lots of magic props from Tenyo (sponge Pikachu etc.) I get lots of the little marks from their "plus one campaign" and I mailed in three marks last month too. This year the plus one campaign free magic prop is a set of sushi cards. With these sushi cards you can do three different magic tricks. All are mentalism type effects, where you predict something or you determine what type of sushi the spectator picked.

テンヨーからマジック道具を沢山買う(ピカチューのスポンジとか)からプラスワンキャンペーンのスタンプが沢山ある。先月また3つをテンヨーに送ったので、今年のプラスワンの無料のマジック道具が届いた。寿司のカードだ。3つのマジックも出来る。3つともメンタリズム的なマジックだ。観客の選んだ寿司を当てるか観客が選ぶ寿司の予言。

Yesterday I shot a movie of two of the tricks you can do. When we shot this movie, my cameraman also had to be the spectator, so he had to shuffle plates of sushi while holding the camera. This is why the shuffling is a bit slow, and the camera work a bit shaky.


昨日友達と寿司マジックを2つやっている時の動画を撮った。友達が同時にカメラマンもマジックの観客もやっていたからトランプの混ぜ方がちょっと遅いとか、カメラがちょっと震えているとか、難しいところがあった。


The sushi cards represent conveyor belt sushi, with plates of different sushi. In the first trick the magician is looking away and the spectator simulates the conveyor belt by taking one plate at a time to the bottom. When a sushi he likes appears, he takes that off the conveyor belt. Putting both the selected sushi and the rest of the plates upside down, the magician can determine which sushi was chosen.

カードは回転寿司の皿だ。最初のマジックで、(マジシャンが見ていない間)観客が回転寿司みたいに皿を回す。回転寿司で食べたいと思って取る皿が上に来たら、そのカードを取って裏向きにする。他の皿も全部裏向きにする。マジシャンが選んだ寿司を当てる。

In the next trick, the spectator selects a place to start with all plates being upside down. After creating two piles of plates, the spectator can shuffle both piles freely. The magician then asks which sushi type the spectator prefers of the two types that ended up at the bottoms of the packs. After reordering the packs again, the spectator selects one more sushi that goes well with the first one he selected. After that the spectator can shuffle the plates again, and the magician then determines which two sushi plates were selected.

次のマジックは裏向きのまんまでマジシャンが皿を回す。観客の好きなところから皿を2つの束に分ける。観客がその束両方自由に混ぜても大丈夫だ。そして、下に来た皿2つの中からお客さんが一番好きな寿司を選ぶ。束を作り直してから、選んだ寿司と一緒に食べたら良い寿司をもう1つ選ぶ。観客がまた全部混ぜる。そして、マジシャンが選ばれた寿司両方当てる。

There is one more trick described in the sushi magic set, which is a mathematical trick. You place sushi plates in a ring, make a prediction, and the spectator then names any number from 1 to 9, and your predicted sushi turns out to be correct.

他にも数学的なマジックの説明も付いている。寿司カードを輪にして、予言する。観客が1から9の好きな数字を言うとマジシャンの予言通りの寿司の選択になる。

The cards are pretty nice, and the magic tricks are very easy to do. I have only tried them a few times, but the reactions have been fairly positive so far. No one seems to understand the workings of the tricks, and using sushi makes things more interesting that doing the same trick with regular cards.

カードが可愛いし、簡単に出来るマジックだし、使えると思う。まだ数回しかやっていないが今までのリアクションがまあまあ良かった。簡単な方法を使ってても、タネがバレていないみたい。寿司を使うのも良いと思うね。普通なトランプでも同じマジック出来るが寿司の方が面白い。

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