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Topic: Who is this stunning performer...
Message: Posted by: Anatole (May 13, 2011 07:58AM)
And why haven't I heard about her before? I found this clip purely by accident surfing through youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq2F0tIffvE&feature=related
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 13, 2011 08:08AM)
This is the same girl that has a FISM act we discussed a while ago. She only did repeated 4 ball productions in that act. I would assume they are very special BB she uses. She is very good, I bet those double jointed fingers help a lot for all her manipulations.

Found her FISM act here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hT0xygGww0&NR=1

Watch this one.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=HK&hl=zh-TW&v=3YSLZ_H_N0Q
Message: Posted by: Fábio DeRose (May 13, 2011 08:38AM)
Reminds me of Yumi Nakajima, the cutest magician on Earth ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LirOK7gFcTI ). Not sure if it is her, though.
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (May 13, 2011 10:23AM)
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On 2011-05-13 09:08, wmhegbli wrote:
I would assume they are very special BB she uses. [/quote]
She's very good. The moves are largely from Shimada's billiard ball video. No special BB.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 13, 2011 11:29AM)
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On 2011-05-13 11:23, Michael Baker wrote:
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On 2011-05-13 09:08, wmhegbli wrote:
I would assume they are very special BB she uses. [/quote]

She's very good. The moves are largely from Shimada's billiard ball video. No special BB.
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The flash 1 to 4 is not on the Shamada video, a 2 hand version he invented is on his video. Brett Daniels does Shamada's 1 to 4, in a very good manner that make it look great.

Here is Bret Daniels performance:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULYuLwHq3N4

I have never seen a one hand version, if anyone know where or if it is published, please post, I am dying to know. That is surprising as ther girl and the boy does similar moves at certain points in the routine.
Message: Posted by: Fábio DeRose (May 13, 2011 02:08PM)
I saw a "Flash 1 to 4" BB set for sale once, I think at Penguin Magic.

Doesn't Florian Zimmer do this effect on his grafitti act as well?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 13, 2011 02:15PM)
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On 2011-05-13 15:08, Fábio DeRose wrote:
I saw a "Flash 1 to 4" BB set for sale once, I think at Penguin Magic.

Doesn't Florian Zimmer do this effect on his grafitti act as well?
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From the posted videos, these guys are not using gimmicks. They are really producing separate balls. I know there use to be a thing called Nesto Balls, they are not using them in the videos.

Don't know anything about a person called Florian Zimmer, sorry.
Message: Posted by: Sindre (May 13, 2011 05:23PM)
I think Mr. Fábio DeRose is referring to this act. Am I correct?

Florian Zimmers' grafitti manipulation act.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RKC_6PV_Zo


Sindre
Message: Posted by: Fábio DeRose (May 13, 2011 06:09PM)
Yes, that's precisly the one. I really like his approach.

Wait for it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=6RKC_6PV_Zo#t=94s
Message: Posted by: Jacques (May 13, 2011 07:21PM)
I'm not sure, but she may be Fujisawa Mayuko.
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (May 13, 2011 09:34PM)
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On 2011-05-13 20:21, Jacques wrote:
I'm not sure, but she may be Fujisawa Mayuko.
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Yes, that's her name.
Message: Posted by: Darkwing (May 14, 2011 10:56AM)
Billiard Balls??? Manipulation??? Magic??? Boy I really must have missed something in the video. I couldn't take my eyes off her beautiful face. What great misdirection!! :)

All kidding aside (not really). The billard ball routine is very well done and is inspriational. She is a credit to magic.
Message: Posted by: snowpuppy (May 14, 2011 05:36PM)
Wow!!!A Great BB Routine,...really blew me away at the finish,I wasn't expecting that!!!
Bravo!!!Bravo!!!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 14, 2011 06:29PM)
I have been watching her acts several time, she does use the Shamada 1 to 4 move in the act referenced by Anatole. She does not use it in the act I referenced or the final 8 ball production in the 1st reference. This has me completely puzzled as to the handling. These are the best BB acts I have ever seen in my life.

A little search says she is a winner of the Japanese SAM competition. She is a winner in my book for sure.

I know none of you BB masters don't think she is very good, because she is not using 2" billiard balls.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 14, 2011 06:58PM)
Who cares about the ball size? They are proportionate to her size and the size of her hands. Her act is amongst the best I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a few over the decades!). She has real stage presence and knows how to sell the routine. I have enjoyed watching it immensely! She sets a high bar!
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (May 14, 2011 09:37PM)
She will be in Malaysia for a Magic Festival in June.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 15, 2011 05:20AM)
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On 2011-05-14 19:58, Harry Murphy wrote:
Who cares about the ball size? They are proportionate to her size and the size of her hands. Her act is amongst the best I’ve seen (and I’ve seen a few over the decades!). She has real stage presence and knows how to sell the routine. I have enjoyed watching it immensely! She sets a high bar!
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Who cares about the ball size? These guys do, that is who!
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=414890&forum=10&17

They care about the size of the ball over good looking magic.
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I can't find a web site for Fujisawa Mayuko. I cannot believe she does not have a web site with all her talent. I was hoping to marry her for the secret to her fantastic billiard ball routine. Just my luck, again!
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 15, 2011 06:40AM)
Well then Bill they seem to miss the point entirely. I guess there is still a school of though that believes that the props are the magic.

I think you ought to simply head out to Malaysia in June and see her at the Magic Festival. maybe you could become her student!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 15, 2011 09:59AM)
Very well put Harry.

I just watched Shimada's 1998 Lecture video, and have determined that Michael Baker is right once again. On this video he does do the 1 to 4 with one hand, not involving the opposite hand. He said it took him 3 years to perfect the moves, and I can believe him, he suggest a minimum of 500 times before you may get it correctly.

I can only guess that Fujisawa Mayuko really put in the work for a long time to perfect her version of these moves with the grace and speed that she demonstrates. Every magician should strive for this kind of perfection.

My hat is off to her for giving everyone a level to shoot for in their magic in manipulations. I would say she exceeded her teacher as well.
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (May 15, 2011 10:26AM)
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On 2011-05-15 07:40, Harry Murphy wrote:
Well then Bill they seem to miss the point entirely. I guess there is still a school of though that believes that the props are the magic.

I think you ought to simply head out to Malaysia in June and see her at the Magic Festival. maybe you could become her student!
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The Magic Festival is 10-12 June 2011, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Feel free to ask me for info, I'll try my best to help.
I'll be competing at this Magic Fest. :)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 16, 2011 04:49AM)
Just finished watching Shamada's Lecture 3 more times today. This is knucle busting manipulation. How Fujisawa Mayuko can do this within the time it takes to swing her arms is truely amazing. This is what I call magic with a capital "M".
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (May 16, 2011 06:49AM)
Is the Shimada Ball lecture still available for purchase?
Message: Posted by: Michael Baker (May 16, 2011 08:51AM)
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On 2011-05-16 07:49, yin_howe wrote:
Is the Shimada Ball lecture still available for purchase?
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http://www.gmvl.com/details.asp?id=114
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 16, 2011 09:06AM)
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On 2011-05-16 07:49, yin_howe wrote:
Is the Shimada Ball lecture still available for purchase?
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It is on The Greater Magic Video Library Shimada Volume 3, but it is harder to recognize on this video. Shimada explains it better on his 1998 Lecture video and they show closer camera shots of the moves. I do not think this 1998 video is available as I searched for it before posting. I got mine from http://www.dennymagic.com it is not listed, but I guess an email would not hurt to make sure.

I have an email sent to Shimada, awaiting an answer, so we will see. The email address was not returned so it must be still good.
Message: Posted by: Rainboguy (May 19, 2011 09:31AM)
Is this NOT Yumi?

Whoever she is....SHE IS FABULOUS>>>>and gets a STANDING OVATION from me!

What a terrific artist!!!
Message: Posted by: bojanbarisic (May 22, 2011 03:29PM)
Bill it is Mayuco Fujisawa and what she does is not Shimada`s technique. She used triple shell technique in that video. Recently I got to know some manipulators from Hong Kong and learned that technique from them but it is very hard to do with balls bigger than 1,75 inches. There are 3 different techniques to do that flash 4 depending where do you want to end up with a whole ball. If you want to get in touch with Mayuco here is her Facebook link http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001897441964

regards,
Bojan
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (Aug 24, 2013 06:11AM)
Here's a new video of her
http://youtu.be/UaDtJC_-Wk8
Message: Posted by: RJH (Aug 24, 2013 07:14AM)
She is very beautiful performer. I like how he uses parasol and fans in her act.

RJH
Message: Posted by: Bill Wilson (Aug 24, 2013 09:42AM)
Wonderful act. A costume like the one whe wears is not only beautiful but helps her to get away wih murder.
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Aug 24, 2013 10:05AM)
WOW!! Thank you Yin Howe for that link. Her act is wonderful and her technique is amazing for someone so young! I am in awe!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Aug 24, 2013 01:06PM)
I am still in love with her beauty, and ability, and especially here smile. Oh, and of course her 1 to 4 double handed Billiard Ball Productions.
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Aug 24, 2013 02:18PM)
What an adoreable dollbaby! Talent out the wa-ZOO, and she does it effortlessly! :)

Doug