With the exception of rewatching ‘Harry Potter’ (and sitting through that one weird cousin’s uncomfortably lame card trick) we don’t get to see magic very often. But maybe we’re just looking in the wrong places.
22-year-old Isamu Felipe Nagano from the Gifu Prefecture in Japan stumbled upon some pretty impressive magic tricks — in the smoking area of a shopping mall.
Nagano and three friends witnessed these seriously impressive tricks and uploaded this video to Twitter.
— Fé∇Felipe▱ (@FustDrift) October 23, 2016
But who is this mysterious, talented man?
“Without saying anything, [the magic man] started floating his paper cup,” Nagano told BuzzFeed News. “We asked him to do it again, and so he did without speaking a word.”
And it sounds like the guy seemed pretty pleased with himself.
“When he was done with his magic tricks, he gave us a smug face. He started smoking looking very satisfied, with a full smile on his face,” Nagano said.
Twitter couldn’t get enough of this wizardry — the video has been retweeted nearly 60,000 times… And people seem to comment “WTF” quite frequently.
— つよし (@atsuji0827) October 23, 2016
Seriously though, how does he do it?
— ここあ【KqaS】 (@kokoa01109031) October 23, 2016
“It’s simple: That dude’s a wizard.”
Despite his Internet fame, the man’s identity remains a mystery.
“We don’t know his name,” Nagano. “But my friends who live around the area said that they recognize him although they too don’t know his name.”
Who knew that sorcery could be found in Japanese mall smoking rooms? (h/t buzzfeed)