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magomago
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¿how many stand up items in the book?
¿How many non card/non coin items?
Thank you
duanebarry
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There's also a review by David Britland in the September issue of Genii.
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Nice review! Thanks
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I'm a huge fan of Japanese magic. Both previous books by Richard Kaufman, New Magic of Japan and Five Times Five, contain some of the most creative and unique magic tricks I have ever read and performed.

I recently bought this from my local brick and mortar shop and am blown away with it. If you liked the other two books you will love this. The Elevator Illusion and vanishing wedding band rocked my world and this is just from a quick flip through. I am certain I will find more.

I can not recommend this highly enough! It is the type of magic you won't find anywhere else. Buy and enjoy.
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I just orded this book from a dealer here in europé.
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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Vlad,
I got both Japan Ingenious and High Caliber today from Markku, it took only a week for me to get them.
Pictured to the left my hero and me during FISM 2006 in Stockholm.
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After being on the fence, I went ahead and ordered. The video interview with Kaufmann on the Penguin site is what pushed me to order. I was afraid it might be too much advanced stuff, but it seems to have a wide variety. And just the breadth of type of effects really gets me excited. Can't wait to dig in.
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I got quite the deal on the Café for this, $38 shipped. I'm very excited, I like seeing what the east has to offer, they have quite a different frame of mind when it comes to magic.
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I look forward to receiving my copy this week!
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I gotta quit reading these great reviews.
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I got mine yesterday, such a great variety of magic.
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Been reading through this over the weekend - lots of good stuff. Just did Four Aces Triumph for a couple friends, and it fooled them. Instead of spreading the cards at the end, I put the pack in the spec's hand, snap fingers, and have them spread through the cards themselves. Went over very well.
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The title of this book says it all.

The material contained between it's covers by many of Japan's leading magicians is just that...Ingenious!

All one needs to do is look at the names of the contributors, Kuniyasu Fujiwara, Tomo Maeda, Dr. Sawa, Hiro Sakai, Masao Atsukawa, Kenichi Kuroki and Shigeo Takagi to name a few, and you know you're getting the best of the best.

One of the great things about this book is how varied the material is. Card magic, coin & bill magic, rope magic, business cards, rubber bands and much much more.

A few of my favorites, and there are many, include Ryu Susato's Tokyo Penetration, where one bill penetrates another; Dr. Sawa's Marvelous Coin to Ring; Kenichi Kuroki's Torn & Restored 2000, a great bill restoration; The Angle of the Hypothesis, a cool idea using the Out-to-Lunch principle to bend a spoon; Kuniyasu Fujiwara's Slice, an effect where a ribbon is restored after being cut along with a card; and Hiro Sakai's Inception, a cool illusion with a bill.

This book is filled with gems and is easily the best one I've read in a long long time.
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Japan Ingenious is one of the best books to come out in a long time.
"If you ever write anything about me after I'm gone, I will come back and haunt you."
– Karl Germain
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It's my book of the year. The strange approach to the dust jacket sets the mood before you even open the book. Thanks to Richard Kaufman for taking the time to bring this piece of genius to the magic crowd.
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Regarding the postage: we're not making extra money or trying to stiff anyone outside the US. We negotiated a special rate of $5 a pound for shipping outside the US with a private company. That's less than the United States Post Office charges. Postage has become a real problem, so I can understand why people outside of which the country in which a book is printed prefer eBooks. Eventually I'll do all of my titles as ebooks, but I honestly prefer WRITING the books than dealing the business travails of turning everything in eBooks. I like to write. Smile

Sometimes when I take a dealer table at a convention outside the US, I'll bring a suitcase full of books. Costs me nothing because I'm an elite flyer and the folks at the convention don't have to pay any postage. Used to do that at Blackpool, but banned from that now.
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I should probably get a copy, I love the work of Tomohiro Maeda.
By the way, how comes Richard isn't a VIP here?

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Richard,

Will you be at McMillan's Convention in London again this year?

Regards,

Martin.
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I really enjoy "One hand reverse challenge" !
A different kind of card trick. impromptu, quickies and puzzling.
But more a juggle trick.

Nicolas
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