- [YouTube] Japanese Glass Ball Performer (Contact Juggling)
This guy was hanging out in Yoyogi park in Harajuku, Tokyo, on a Sunday afternoon. He has clearly practiced a lot! I loved the music he played during his performance. My friends and I were completely mesmerized. He has a very expressive face too, with a charming smile… it really sells the show in the end. Made me feel like a little kid. UPDATE: This video has been up for nearly a year now and I have some information that some of my viewers will appreciate. First, the juggler’s name is Okotanpe – and yes he’s amazing – one of my favorite memories of Japan! Second, the song that he uses in his final act is called ソレイユ (soreiyu, spelled using katakana, meaning sun, is the Japanese pronunciation of the French word “soleil”, also meaning sun). It is sung by Yoshie Nakano 中納良恵. Here’s a link to the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5H6JQIEAw-Y The beginning of the song is either from an earlier track on the album or is a specially mixed version of ソレイユ and it comes from an old Japanese folk song: http://www.cameraslens.com/fatalframewiki/index.php5?title=Hiraita%2C_Hiraita I don’t know exactly what size ball Okotanpe uses in this video (other users have suggested that it is 95mm – 100mm), but you’re welcome to ask him. Here’s his youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/user/okotanpe Also, here’s his official webpage: http://okotanpe.com Hope this info helps! Keep asking if you’re confused about anything! :) A special thank you to: chermanzoo20, Atroskelis, KaySan666, TimRavec, GorthanD, pedrofrq and Logitrick for helping me tag this video in Spanish, Romanian, German, French, Italian, Portuguese and Danish!
- [YouTube] おこたんぺ Okotanpe & Crystal Pakkun
Crystal Pakkun really like a crystal ball. performer: okotanpe http://okotanpe.com music: Rei Harakami – [ joy ] Crystal Pakkun http://welovegreen.ocnk.net/product-list/20
- [YouTube] おこたんぺ okotanpe Tokyo Juggling Night | Kiss X3 / 500D / RebelT1i
Tokyo Juggling Night with Okontape. Camera Canon EOS Kiss X3 / 500D / RebelT1i, Kit Lenses + EF50mm F1.8II Directed by Yuta http://poicommunity.com Music : Satoko Nakamura http://satoko.sambopark.jp/ Performer : Okotanpe http://web.me.com/okotanpe/okotanpe/Welcome.html to Buy Contact ball http://poicommunity.com/poishop/en/contactball95mmclear.php Places: Tokyo Shinjuku & Shibuya
- [YouTube] Contact Juggling presented by National Geographic
Another type of juggling. Contact juggling, presented by National Geographic.