A video which was uploaded to YouTube on December 18th has gotten people wondering where they have to go in order to see a unique crab based supermarket magic show.
The video features a young male supermarket worker in what appears to be the fresh fish section of a supermarket doing magician-like hand movements in order to make a crab levitate. The video can be seen below.
Although many people believed that this video was real and that there really was a supermarket giving free magic shows, in reality this was a “joke” video put out by Tottaori Prefecture as a way of promoting crab. Tottori Prefecture is the largest producer of crab in Japan and many people go each year to Tottori specifically to eat crab.
Hironobu Tanaka, an employee of the company that produced the video, told J-Cast News that even though the young man in the video is actually a magician there are no supermarkets offering crab magic shows.
Tottori should probably just go ahead and make a real crab magic show. There definitely seems to be a demand for it. Of course, there would be plenty of crab levitation but there could also be crab card tricks and crabs getting pulled out of hats. And the big finale would be a crab getting sawed in half. Except after it gets sawed in half it wouldn’t get put back together. The spectators would just get to eat it. Great idea, right? And the magician’s name would obviously have to be David Crabberfield. Tottori, I give you permission to take this idea. Just make sure to contact Japankyo so we can do an exclusive report on the world’s first magic show revolving around crab.
Source: J-Cast News