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Effects in Genii July 2003
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Genii December, 1987:
* The 2-D Spoon - a spoon bending effect down with a drawing of a spoon on a sheet of paper.
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*Suspended!
* Large from Little - a huge bottle of soda is pulled out of a folded up paper bag when opened.
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Genii Magazine Volume 83 Number 5 (May 15, 2000):
* Ten Socks in a Bag - a prediction effect using colored  socks.
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* Hangarian Rope - a rope turns into coat hanger.
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* The Isolated Corner - A prediction effect with a box of cards that all contain missing corners.
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* The Lemon Cup - an impromptu ungimmicked chop cup routine based on a John Mendoza routine.
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Genii Magazine Volume 83 Number 5 (May 15, 2000)
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* Human Cannonball by Tomohiro Maeda
 
* Human Cannonball by Tomohiro Maeda
Five Times Five: Japan by Richard Kaufman
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New Magic Of Japan by [[Phil Goldstein]] & [[Richard Kaufman]] (1988):
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* Glass Load
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Five Times Five: Japan by Richard Kaufman (1992):
 
* Ambitious Clip
 
* Ambitious Clip
 
* New Era Moving Pips
 
* New Era Moving Pips
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* BoxBack
 
* BoxBack
 
* Pieces of the Future
 
* Pieces of the Future
 
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Effects in Genii July 2003:
New Magic Of Japan by [[Phil Goldstein]] & [[Richard Kaufman]]
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* The 2-D Spoon - a spoon bending effect down with a drawing of a spoon on a sheet of paper.
* Glass Load
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* Large from Little - a huge bottle of soda is pulled out of a folded up paper bag when opened.
 
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* Ten Socks in a Bag - a prediction effect using colored  socks.
 +
* Hangarian Rope - a rope turns into coat hanger.
 +
* The Isolated Corner - A prediction effect with a box of cards that all contain missing corners.
 +
* The Lemon Cup - an impromptu ungimmicked chop cup routine based on a John Mendoza routine.
 
Marketed effects:
 
Marketed effects:
*Casio Magic Watch  
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*Casio Magic Watch
  
 
== Videos ==
 
== Videos ==

Revision as of 21:10, 7 June 2008

Tomohiro Maeda 前田 知洋 (born 1966 in Yohohama, Japan) is a Japanese professional close-up magician.

Tomo became fascinated at the age of twelve when he saw a Japanese TV special with Slydini, but did not start learning magic until joining a magic club at his University when he was eighteen. By his senior year in college he was working close-up magic at a bar and restaurant in Shinjiku, Japan. He then decided to go to the United States and study at a college in Los Angeles. He performed at the [Magic Castle]], becoming the youngest Japanese to do so.

Performing Triumph


After only a year in the United States, he went back to Japan when he found out about a new restaurant called "Tycoon" being built in Yokohama that needed a magician. He didn't really want to leave, but when he quoted a rather large salary to them and they accepted, he couldn't turn it down. He ended up working there for five years, becoming the first full-time professional close-up magician in Japan.

Tomo performed at the 1994 FISM convention held in Yokohama, Japan.

He has since appeared on TV in Japan many times. In 2000, Tomo was the magic consultant for the Japanese movie, "Sweet Sweet Ghost". Tomo hosted the TV show "The 5 Greatest Close-up Magicians in the World", which aired in early 2005.

Tomo credits three main influences to his magic: the American magician Michael Weber, the Japanese clothing designer Issey Miyake, and the Japanese musician Ryuichi Sakamoto. He also says Max Maven's theories, attitude and way of thinking was an inspiration for him.

He also enjoys Origami and has crated many tricks using it.

In 2003, he was on the cover of GENII magazine.

Contents

Awards

  • The Magician Of The Year 2002
  • JAPAN CUP 2002 by the JCMA (Japan Close up Magicians Association)

Published Routines

Performing Torn & Restored


Genii December, 1987:

  • Suspended!

Genii Magazine Volume 83 Number 5 (May 15, 2000):

  • Human Cannonball by Tomohiro Maeda

New Magic Of Japan by Phil Goldstein & Richard Kaufman (1988):

  • Glass Load

Five Times Five: Japan by Richard Kaufman (1992):

  • Ambitious Clip
  • New Era Moving Pips
  • Match Transposition
  • BoxBack
  • Pieces of the Future

Effects in Genii July 2003:

  • The 2-D Spoon - a spoon bending effect down with a drawing of a spoon on a sheet of paper.
  • Large from Little - a huge bottle of soda is pulled out of a folded up paper bag when opened.
  • Ten Socks in a Bag - a prediction effect using colored socks.
  • Hangarian Rope - a rope turns into coat hanger.
  • The Isolated Corner - A prediction effect with a box of cards that all contain missing corners.
  • The Lemon Cup - an impromptu ungimmicked chop cup routine based on a John Mendoza routine.

Marketed effects:

  • Casio Magic Watch

Videos

References

http://www.eva.hi-ho.ne.jp/tomo-maeda/profile_e.html

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