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Shoot Ogawa Lecture April 21

ShootOgawaWebShoot Ogawa is an active member in the magic
community, and one of the top modern magicians
from Japan. Originally from Tokyo, he began
studying magic at the age of 10 under Masahiro
Yanagida, one of Japan’s most popular and
respected entertainers.
At the age of 17 he entered the Mid-West Magic
Jubilee competition in the US, stunning the magic
community by winning 1st Place in Stage
Performance seemingly from nowhere. This was the first of his many 1st Place awards, making
a name for himself with his unheralded skills in close up as well as heralding a renaissance in
the art of Japanese Magic. Shoot also began performing regularly on popular variety shows on
Japanese TV, becoming a well known entertainer and developing his stage presence.
Fulfilling a lifelong dream to bring Japanese Style of Magic mainstream, Shoot moved to
Hollywood in 2002, where he now performs regularly at the world famous Magic Castle. Shoot
has won four Magician of the Year awards from the Academy of Magical Arts (twice as Close-Up
Magician of the Year and twice as Parlour Magician of the Year) and the “MVP Award” from the
FFFF convention (Fechter’s Finger Flicking Frolic) in 2007. Japanese American magazine
Lighthouse named Shoot as one of the three best Japanese entertainers in America.
Since then, Shoot has worked on improving his English and developing more of his “don’t blink
or you’ll miss it” effects he is famous for, touring throughout Asia, Europe, and the United
States. He loves introducing his effects and elegant style of magic, winning over today’s hardto-please
audiences into fans of magic. Shoot was a headline performer in 2009 at FISM Beijing
as well as 2012 in FISM Blackpool, England and has performed in more than 40 countries,
hoping to visit more countries in the near future.
www.holyshoot.com

April 21st, 2015, 7:00 PM
Harbour Towers Hotel

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