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Performance show “Edo TEZUMA” at Ozashiki

  • Organization : Taijyu Fujiyama
  • Section : Artistic and creative activity in Tokyo
  • Type of Grant Program : Single Individual
  • Art Forms : Japanese Traditional Art


This performance giving audiences the chance to enjoy Japanese traditional magic, a disappearing art with few practitioners, took place in the uniquely Japanese setting of an ozashiki tatami room. In the past, many Japanese performing arts including traditional magic were popular as a form of entertainment known as Ozashiki-asobi, or traditional parlor games. The aim of the performance was to bring out the best in Japanese traditional magic by embracing a genuinely Japanese environment.

Performed by: Taijyu Fujiyama
Program: Drawer/Thumb Tie/Egg Bag/Japanese Rice Bowls/Paper to Udon/Japanese Linking Rings/Paper Butterfly


Taijyu Fujiyama
Taijyu Fujiyama is one of the few practitioners carrying on the Japanese traditional magic known as tezuma or wazuma. He was apprenticed under Shintaro Fujiyama in 2010. In 2014 he became the magic champion of Asia, and in 2015 came fifth in the global magic convention Fédération Internationale des Sociétés Magiques (FISM) (International Federation of Magic Societies), an event known as the “The Olympics of the magic world.” In 2019 Fujiyama garnered the New Artist Award at the Agency for Cultural Affairs (ACA) National Arts Festival, recognized as an authority in the field of entertainment. His performances on the theme of “a new form of tradition” have attracted global attention.


Taijyu Fujiyama


Tamahide Kisyo-no-ma, Chuo City, Tokyo