Proof that the Japanese are really creative

When I was a kid, I used to look forward to catching this Japanese variety show, Masquerade or 超級變變變 on TV every week. On it, contestants vy to perform their most creative illusionary skits with old-school techniques — like guys clothed entirely in black and shifting objects about. They almost always some up with the most imaginative and wacky ideas.

Thanks to the Internet, I was able to track some of these rad clips on YouTube. You have got to love the Japanese, really.

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