This is a very, very unusual and lovely ebook collection. C. Golo Naito is a German magician who lived in Japan for a period of years, and rose to the top of the wonderful bar magic scene in Tokyo (Japan is filled with cool, quaint magic bars). Here he developed a unique array of visual magic. The book is expertly written, filled with magic as diverse as floating cigarettes, hard-hitting card material, and a tremendous new way of switching decks. ALL practical, ALL original, ALL wonderfully presented.
But what will strike you first about The Tokyo Tables is the learning experience. This ebook LOOKS gorgeous, as if it was laid out by the editors at Vanity Fair. And as a sweet perk, nearly every trick has a video showing a performance and explanation of the trick he writes about. So you get to see these tricks in action, and just how visual and commercial each one is. The book describes 10 items in 36 pages, and we found it the perfect length for two detailed sittings. This is one of those ebooks that could EASILY be a $50 printed hardbound book, but the embedded videos are too cool to leave out, so it remains an ebook at an extremely reasonable price.
There are too many favorites to mention, but here are some:
Introduce Yourself: You burn a piece of paper and change it into your name badge in a flash, and then change THAT into a deck of cards.
Prediction on Arm: Cause an image of a selected card to appear ON THE ARM of your spectator.
Think of a Card: Smart, insightful work on every magician's obsession: thought-of card material.