Daily Photo: Amazing Parasol Ladies

December 29, 2008 · Print This Article

The performance by these two ladies was just amazing and unbelievable to the eyes.  If I saw it on TV I would not believe it was real.  Even in person what they did seemed to defy physics.  In this photo you can see them “simply” tossing a ball between their spinning parasols at a festival near Nihombashi.  They also spun a tea cup and a large wooden, square bowl.  I will post a full photo gallery of their amazing feats in the near future.  


  • Nikon D80
  • Tamron XR Di II 17-50mm f/2.8 lens



3 Responses to “Daily Photo: Amazing Parasol Ladies”

  1. on December 30th, 2008 1:03 AM

    That’s pretty cool. They could make some good money here in Santa Monica on Friday and Saturday nights doing shows for people on the Third Street Promenade, a popular shopping street.


    Jason Collin Reply:

    This group of performers are serious professionals actually. One of them was just from that particular neighborhood and kind of doing a favor to the community for its New Year’s festival at the local neighborhood shrine. Or at least that’s the impression I gathered.

    But no doubt they could rake in the money in Santa Monica. I am not easily impressed, not at all, and I was blown away by what they did. If I had only not forgotten to bring the Xacti!


  2. on December 31st, 2008 5:57 PM

    I wish I could find a video of this. It looks pretty amazing!


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