Fun to watch: Paper gets wings

TED Blog

In this super cool talk from TEDxTokyo, magician Kohtaro Fujiyama morphs ripped pieces of paper into butterflies, and then lets them take flight, controlling their motion by waving fans. (Fast forward to 1:43 to watch.) This fascinating display is an adaptation of tezuma, a classic form of Edo magic that fuses illusion, story and music. It’s an art form Fujiyama knows well, as he is the second generation in his family to practice it — his father is tezuma legend Shintaro Fujiyama.

So what’s the story in this performance? The ongoing cycle of life and death, illustrated by the butterflies.

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Beyond the Extreme

Time to Eat the Dogs

Would you climb an 8000-meter mountain? Descend in a submersible seven miles under the sea? Pilot a shuttle back to earth at 17,000mph? Most of us choose other paths. The astronaut who arcs around the earth every ninety minutes seems to trace out a life faster and wilder than ours down below, where we make the slow orbit from home to work and home again. It’s understandable, then, why we place explorers and adventurers in a category by themselves, honor them with statues, magazine covers, and tickertape parades. Those who take such risks, these travelers of the extreme, seem to shine with a different light. They do otherworldly things and appear, at times, born of other worlds themselves, brought up within the same towns perhaps, attending the same schools, but made alien through the crucible of perilous experience. Or, perhaps, they were alien to begin with, living among us, sharing…

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ClosetCast

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Definitely have needed a break after this whirlwind week of catching up and preparing for my finals in school coming up in a little over a month! I simply cannot wait for a couple months of relaxation this summer. Thankfully my finals will be over in early May and I will have some downtime before we welcome our little girl.

Stay tuned for some more outfit posts this weekend – I have been too busy to take photos other than the set earlier this week. Thanks for your patience everyone! XOXO

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