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The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 27th, 2016, 11:55 am

I've had a few requests to list the contents of The Secrets of So Sato. So here you are ...

Introduction
Magic Slap
Shrink Vanish
Reverse Highlight
Another “All Backs”
Bath Towel Mentalism
Lucky Number Poker
Lateral Thinking Assembly (a.k.a. Cross Assembler)
Mote-Monte
Three to One
So-lution 1
So-lution 2
The Professor Still Fools Us
You Can Count on Dr. Daley
Love A Dove Dove
Ying Yang Divide
Warp Wrap
Bushfire Triumph
Mass Destruction Stacking
Poker Demon-stration
Poker Demon-stration Plus
Quartet Shuffle
Destroy and Search
Kyoto “Okiniiri” Prediction
Blue Print
Zen Derby
Mimic Show
Amnesia
Amnesia Lite
Elevator Action
Pick Pocket Lesson
Worker Bee “Collectors”
Love A Dove Dove Plus
Outsourcing Sandwich
Bushfire Triumph Ver.1.5
Acrobat Leader
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Ian Kendall » June 27th, 2016, 5:04 pm

As much as I'm interested to see this, it does demonstrate the bugbear I have with naming magic tricks. There's not a lot to go on :)

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby erdnasephile » June 27th, 2016, 5:19 pm

Thanks for the TOC, RK. I looked up video on some of those routines on the web: SOLD! :D

PS: RK, is it possible to please purchase a copy autographed by you or do the books ship from a different location?

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 27th, 2016, 5:42 pm

I posted the list because it was requested, not because I imagined that it would generate a lot of interest.

All books are stored and shipped from a warehouse in Michigan, so can't autograph. But if you buy it from me at MAGIC Live I can autograph books there.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby erdnasephile » June 27th, 2016, 7:12 pm

Cool. Thanks!

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Jim Martin » June 27th, 2016, 8:01 pm

Thanks for posting the contents, Richard.
I'm really looking forward to this book!
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby luigimar » July 2nd, 2016, 7:02 pm

A friend of mine is going to MAGIC Live, so I will be buying it from you through him. And of course I want it autographed also, just like I got Japan Ingenious, and also to get the discount you mentioned somewhere else. Thanks!
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Doug Thornton » July 4th, 2016, 12:36 am

Does the DVD have performances, teaching, both?
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 4th, 2016, 3:13 pm

The DVD contains only performances. The book will teach you everything, watching the DVD will demonstrate the timing.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Kamal » July 6th, 2016, 1:07 am

I just ordered 3 copies of the book, as it's clearly *not* excluded from the 3-2 deal on the website. However, I've just been told by Margret that it's excluded from the deal (despite it saying nothing throughout the ordering process).

Richard - can you please clarify whether it is/is not excluded from the deal?

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 6th, 2016, 1:20 am

It is excluded from the 3 for 2 deal and there will be a notice up tomorrow on the website to that effect. Four books are excluded from the 3 for 2 deal: "The Secrets of So Sato," "Super Sized Silly," "Tenyoism," and "Labyrinth."

If you would like a refund on your order, Margret will be happy to accommodate you.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Kamal » July 6th, 2016, 7:46 am

I'm not looking for a refund - just clarity on what is/was contradictory information.

Thanks - looking forward to receiving the book.

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Chris Aguilar » July 9th, 2016, 5:53 pm

I just pre-ordered and was wondering if if the DVD contains performances of all the material of just several featured items? Either way, it's a great bonus and I look forward to watching before reading the explanations.

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 9th, 2016, 11:17 pm

If my memory serves, there are video demonstrations of 20 of the 35 items in the book. There was no reason to demonstrate some of the self-working material. The running time is an hour.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby erdnasephile » July 10th, 2016, 12:07 am

RK: Was all of the footage on the DVD newly shot for the book or does some of it come from his previously published DVDs?

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Postby Richard Kaufman » July 10th, 2016, 1:01 am

I went to Japan and shot all the footage myself. It's all new, and a proper DVD with menus, music, etc.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby John Bowden » July 10th, 2016, 9:17 am

Richard Kaufman wrote:I went to Japan and shot all the footage myself. It's all new, and a proper DVD with menus, music, etc.


WOW!!!!

You've certainly put a huge amount of work into this project, not to mention expense.
That is just the video.......then the book, the writing , editing, proofreading, printing, publishing and distributing.

I'd imagine you've done all that as a labour of love rather than as a money spinning exercise.
I can't possibly see how it can return a rewarding profit.................THANKS.

The price we pay for all your efforts makes me feel guilty.
I'm looking forward to the book so much.

Again let me say THANKS.

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 10th, 2016, 11:47 pm

Thank you, John.

Putting out a quality product is expensive.

At this point in my life I have no need to publish anything that I feel is not exceptional. That is always my goal, but one of these days I'll hit another Lim-Tricks in the road. It's bound to happen. Look at Steven Spielberg's new film "The BFG." Bomb. That doesn't mean he worked any less hard, or any less long, or cared any less about that film than any others. It just isn't selling tickets. I'll have another book like that--it's inevitable.

My goal is always to exceed expectations and to do books that no one else is going to be able to do (for various reasons). I hope people share my enthusiasm and buy the books that are of interest to me.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby PapaG » July 11th, 2016, 2:54 pm

As long as the £ pulls out of this fatal nose dive...

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Postby Ryan Matney » July 11th, 2016, 3:04 pm

I hear the people who have watched The BFG love it.

What I want to know is how the hell did you get this out so fast after Tenyoism and still doing Genii. Yikes.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby AJM » July 11th, 2016, 3:09 pm

Yup I can see current £/$ rate impacting the level of UK sales.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 11th, 2016, 3:19 pm

I have no control over the exchange rates (obviously), so I just have to go with the flow.

Unfortunately I see nothing in the near future that will stabilize the pound. But if you live in Japan you're lucky because the yen has been soaring! Last time I exchanged money $1 bought you 125 yen. Now $1 buys you about 100 yen. When my father used to do business in Japan in the 1970s, $1 bought you 250 yen!
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby AJM » July 11th, 2016, 3:37 pm

Richard, I'm sure you could stabilise exchange rates, put a man on Mars and broker world peace if you put your mind to it.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby PapaG » July 11th, 2016, 4:59 pm

But please, only after the release of the Jennings books.

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Jorge Betancourt » July 26th, 2016, 9:52 am

Hi Richard, does the book contains only card effects?

Thanks,

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Postby Richard Kaufman » July 26th, 2016, 10:53 am

Yes, Jorge, only card effects. But they're really good! :)
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Jorge Betancourt » July 26th, 2016, 12:43 pm

I'm a card guy so this makes me happy :D this would be a great birthday present from me to myself, my birthday is September 17th, but if the book arrives some days or weeks earlier it doesn't matter :D :D :D

P.S. I love your books Richard, I have like six or seven from you, and on my birthday I will add two more books from you to my shelf: Secrets of So Sato and Secrets of Brother John Hamman (My girlfriend will buy it for me as a birthday present) What a great birthday, right?

P.S. 2. I can't wait for the Jennings books, my first book was Jennings' 67

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Postby Richard Kaufman » July 26th, 2016, 4:21 pm

Thanks for your kind words.

Lots more books coming!
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Joji Matsuo » July 26th, 2016, 7:10 pm

I decided to buy this at the recommendation of Mama san at Magicland, after she told me for the umpteenth time that Sato's original lecture notes were still out of print. She said if it's Richard who is publishing his book in English, it'll be better than the original.

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Postby Andres Reynoso » July 27th, 2016, 11:42 am

Jorge, you can bet it's a great book.

I met So Sato at Genii Convention and his work is superb.
I met too a young man from Japan, who is studying in New York and attended the convention in Orlando, just to see So Sato. Although both are japanese, he hadn't had the oportunity to see him perform in Japan. It speaks about how much worth is to see him.

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » July 27th, 2016, 4:10 pm

I don't think there is any way to see So Sato in Japan. He works for the Tenyo Company full time, and that means FULL time. I don't believe he gives lectures, either.

But you'll see him do 20 of the items in the book on the included DVD.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Joji Matsuo » July 27th, 2016, 7:37 pm

Andres,

I was at last year's Genii Convention, too, and met So Sato for the first time.
The Japanese gentlemen from NY was Fukuda Yohta san, and he is the author of at least two OOP lecture notes, neither of which I have.
He appears (masked) in this trailor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GaK0Kf6yHw

As for So Sato, his Bushfire and Warp Wrap are pretty well known but little performed in Japan.
I am very excited about being able to finally read his work instead of learning it second hand from other magicians who were lucky enough to get his material in Japanese.

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Jorge Betancourt » July 28th, 2016, 12:28 pm

Hi Andres,

Some people only chose to learn American magic, some others Spanish magic, etc. but I love to learn stuff from different magicians around the world. I know Spanish, Japanese, American, French schools of magic are different (just to name a few), the thinking is very different, the construction of the routines are different, the approaches to plots are different, but that is the beauty about magic, that's why I will buy So Sato's book, that's why I bought Japanese Ingenious, New Magic of Japan, Collected Almanac, Complete Works of Derek Dingle, that's why I bought everything from Bebel, everything from Larry Jennings, Roy Walton, some from Max Maven, and the masters like LePaul, Vernon, Slydini, Elmsley, Marlo, the dvds from French Drop Productions (Sick by Pontha The Smith, Monster by Mott Sun, Emperor by Mo and Ryu-Ka), the Magical Sleight Seasons, the E-Book England Up Close from Peter Duffie. I don't mind trying to learn different types of card magic, even if I do not perform all the material to lay people, but I like to learn different stuff and show it to my family, if I don't feel comfortable I do not perform it in gigs.

I do not change my style of performing, I try to adapt the effect, method and presentation to fit my style. If I can not adapt it, I simply do not add it to my repertoire :D

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Tom Frame » July 28th, 2016, 12:45 pm

I just placed my order!
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Postby Jorge Betancourt » July 29th, 2016, 10:23 am

Me too. I just placed my order! Can't wait for it to arrive! :D

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Andres Reynoso » July 29th, 2016, 11:40 am

Hello Joji,

Yes, he introduced himself as Yota :D

I had no idea he have wrote lecture notes!!

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Joji Matsuo » August 2nd, 2016, 10:41 am

Andres Reynoso wrote:Hello Joji,

Yes, he introduced himself as Yota :D

I had no idea he have wrote lecture notes!!

Regards


I was standing next to Dan Garrett, who asked if I and Yohta were Japanese. We acknowledged and he immediately asked us to perform some magic from Japan. Yohta did his extremely clean and incredible Oil and Water routine. I did a routine of Tomoyuki Takahashi's, more popularly known as "Yuki Tomo" in Japan, but Dan was more impressed with Yohta's routine, and rightly so.

I don't know if the O&W routine Yohta showed us was the one in his lecture notes, but another Japanese magician with me at the convention said he just saw what he could only envision from his precious copy of Yohta's notes. He is a living legend who ranks high among the most sought-after magicians in Japan.

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Chris Aguilar » August 18th, 2016, 12:57 am

Have the pre-orders started to ship yet?

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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 18th, 2016, 3:12 am

I believe it should be any day.
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Re: The Contents of The Secrets of So Sato

Postby Scott M. » August 18th, 2016, 1:59 pm

Someone on the Cafe said his just arrived.


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