HIDE KIMOTO (Hidekazu Kimoto) lives in Kanagawa Japan.

One of Japan’s finest coin magicians, Hide Kimoto has rarely shared his original brand of magic outside of his native country. He will share this unusual and beautiful style with us, and share some previously unpublished original work, as well as the work of some of his influences. For coin and card lovers, you’ll learn some beautiful new sleights and routines.

He started magic as a cardician about 20 years ago. When he was a university student, he was working part-time as a magic dealer in a department store of Yokohama Japan and came across Shigeo Futagawa and began Coin-Cagic.

He became famous as a master of Small Linking Rings since he won the grand prix with Small Rings Routine in SAM Japan Convention in Tokyo of 1998. He appears as a guest mainly on American conventions and has joined in FFFF every year since 2010.

Winner of Fist edition of the European Coin Magic Symposium (2012).

He loves Sake deeply, and he says that the best time when he spends in his life is “drinking wine in Cantina do Mori in Venice”.

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