Master Magician

Ryusei Kamiguchi

An active professional Japanese magician. He has also appeared on TV shows, choreographed TV show performances, instructed other magicians and have written books as well.

He is an expert of close-up magic in front of a small number of people, parlor shows that are centered around small talk, stage shows with technical magic, illusions with female assistants, and Wazuma, Traditional Japanese magic.

He has opened a magic bar named Magic Bar Surprise at Akasaka-mitsuke where you can enjoy his bar magic tricks.

Ryusei started doing magic at a young age, and he began to seriously learn the trade at nineteen years old when he was still a student.

In 1993, he presented his original version of the "Kocho-no-Mai" (Paper Butterfly).

In 1994, he was a guest at the "Japan Festival" hosted by the Australian Government, where he performed the "Kocho-no-Mai" (Paper Butterfly) at the Sydney Opera House to introduce traditional Japanese magic which had existed since the Edo Period (1603-1868).

In 1995, he became the first place winner at the three major Japanese Magic Conventions. The "Magic of the Year" hosted by S.A.M. Japan, the "World Magic Summit Japan" hosted by UGM, and the "Naniwa Magic Convention" hosted by the Fushigi Club. The record of a person becoming the first place winner at all three major magic conventions has not been broken yet.

In 1996, he was invited to the "World Magic Summit" that took place in Washington, USA. He also made a solo appearance at the famed "Magic Castle" at Los Angeles in the same year.

In 2002, he became a pupil of the world famous Mr. Haruo Shimada and received training on Shimada's original magic, "Kasa-dashi" (Parasol Production), "Dove Production" and "Multiplying Billiard Balls". Ryusei is also the only magician to have been taught the "Dragon Illusion" from Mr. Shimada as well.

In 2011, he was a guest of "Japan Week" at the Magic Castle and he became an official member of Magic Castle.


Kocho-no-Mai(Paper butterfly)
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Kasa-dashi(Parasol Production)
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Dragon Illusion
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Stage show
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A digest version of the Salt & Pepper routine.
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