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Born in Stockholm (Sweden), now live in Sapporo (Japan). Hold a Ph.D. in computer science and work with computers during the days, perform magic in a bar during the nights (and weekends, for kids). Also used to teach historical fencing back in Sweden.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Magic at the Fruits Cake Factory


Yesterday I did some magic at the Fruits Cake Factory near Odori in Sapporo. It was some anniversary for the shop, if I understood correctly, so they had a party for their regular customers. There were around 30 or 40 guests at 5 different tables, and me and another magician went around to each table and did magic for about 10 minutes per table (so everyone got to see 20 minutes of magic).

My coffee cup was decorated with pears, which is funny since my name is a homonym with the  word for pears in Japanese.

There were all kinds of people there, some young people (around 20 years old), families with small children, retired people, the boss of the Fruits Cake Factory, etc. Everyone seemed happy with the magic, and they had some sort of cake meal plan too.

There was also a bingo game after our magic finished
When we were introduced, the manager of the place said: "Welcome everyone. Today we have two magicians from a magic bar in Sapporo who will perform magic for you!" and there was a polite silence (people looked happy but said nothing). Then she went on to say: "After the magic, we will also have a bingo game!", and one kid sitting right in front of her screamed "Yeay!!!" very loudly. Apparently we were much less impressive than the chance of a bingo game, haha. Everyone else thought that was funny and laughed a lot. That kid did seem to enjoy the magic later, though.

The reward
After we were finished we got some cake too, and then we even got a present bag that contained even more sweets! A very nice afternoon.






2 comments:

  1. Hi, just a lurker here. I stumbled upon your blog while researching Sapporo. You take very nice pictures. I enjoy reading your posts and I hope you are healthy and well. I think you have a pretty extraordinary life since you're living in Japan...

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    1. Thank you for your comment! It is nice to know that someone other than my mother reads the blog :-)

      Living in Japan is sometimes a bit strange, yes. Usually in a good way.

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