Ogawa Opener: One of Shoot's professional routines that he uses to this day. Magician freely shuffles a deck of cards and then asks the spectator to tell him when to stop as he riffles through the deck with his finger. The magician honestly stops at the spectator's chosen location and then splits the deck into two different piles. The magician then magically reveals four aces in the blink of an eye. This is pure eye candy and a self working effect with little sleight of hand required. This is a great opener into any card routine and one that any magician would use for the rest of their lives from the living room to the board room. It will elevate your magic overnight.
WHO IS SHOOT OGAWA
SHOOT OGAWA was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he discovered his love for magic at the age of 10. By the time he was 17, he had traveled to the United States and won the First Place award for Stage Magic at the St. Louis Magic Jubilee.
Since that time, Shoot has performed on television in all 7 continents; won the Magic Castle's 'Close-Up Magician of the Year' twice, making him the youngest person ever to win that title; named the most popular Japanese entertainer in America; awarded the Magic Castle's 'Parlour Magician of the Year' two times; and awarded the Magic Castle's 'Stage Magician of the Year' twice.
Shoot Ogawa performs all over the world every year and audiences delight in his flawless presentation of magic.
WHAT DO THEY SAY ABOUT SHOOT
"Wow... Absolutely Stunning!"
- Johnny Depp, Actor
"Shoot's performance is extraordinary. Nowadays he is one of the best exponents of close-up magic in the world. His depurated technique and his sympathy make his show a high level international quality."
- Ray Francas, President of Flasoma
"Shoot Ogawa is one of the greatest stars of magic.
Give him a piece of rope, a few coins or a deck of cards and he will absolutely kill you. His precision, smoothness and talent are really amazing. All I can say is WOW!"
-Boris Wild, Magician
"Shoot succeeded where many have failed: he awed and stunned 280 of the world's smartest senior technologists and marketers. Absolutely incredible!"
- Kim Silverman, Apple Inc.
"We all remember those special moments when something seems like real magic. When I first saw Shoot perform live, I experienced several of those moments. His work is simply beautiful. Shoot, thanks a lot!"
- Pit Hartling, Magician