Kasou Taishou – Japanese TV

Kasou Taishou
kinchan-no-kasoutaisho = Kinchan’s Costume Contest.

From Wikipedia:
(Kinchan and Katori Shingo’s All Japan Costume Grand Prix) is a semi-annual show on NTV in which various amateur groups (or solo artists) perform short skits, which are rated by a panel of judges. Especially in recent years, many of the skits have revolved around clever methods of “faking” cinematic special effects on a live stage. The most famous of these skits, and the most successful at “fake special effects” was a skit which is widely known as “Matrix ping pong”.

I managed to dig up 33 videos this morning. If you find more, let me know.
My new favorite is Shaolin Soccer
I like this marshmallow eating ”Breakout” one too.

Enrico Rastelli – Essential Viewing


YouTube – Enrico Rastelli
7 minutes of Rastelli. Old old footage….in the opinion of many, still the greatest juggler who ever lived.
Juggling, Balance, bodyrolling, acro, twirling a stick on his feet and all kinds of manipulation.
Be jaw droppingly amazed. A predecessor of Brunn, Rastelli got SKILLZ. Rastelli sadly died in 1931, aged only 34. Info on Rastelli at Juggling hall of Fame.

This clips is thanks to Peter Bone, incredible high numbers juggler – 18 catches of 11 balls and a flash of 13 balls and he calls himself an Amateur! We should blog him too.