Tenyo China Surprise

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Tissue paper transforms into a dumpling! This magic effect is as much about the laughs as it is the surreal surprise ending! You magically transform a bunched-up sheet of tissue paper into a shumai dumpling. The gimmick is a perfect replica of a real shumai, and has been specially manufactured for this trick, through the same process used to create restaurant-quality food samples. With this gimmick in hand, you will be the center of attention wherever, and whenever, you choose to perform.

Fake food samples appear in the windows and display cases of food-serving establishments throughout Japan. Once made from wax, today they are usually made out of plastic.The plastic models are mostly handmade from vinyl chloride and carefully sculpted to look like the actual dishes.The models are custom-tailored to restaurants and even common items such as ramen will be modified to match each establishment's food. During the molding process, the fake ingredients are often chopped up and combined in a manner similar to actual cooking. The craftsmanship has been raised to an art form. Japanese plastic food by the Maizuru Company was exhibited at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in 1980. Regular competitions are held in making fake food dishes out of plastic and other materials. The food displays are called sampuru, derived from the English word "sample". The plastic food manufacturers fiercely guard their trade secrets as business is lucrative; the plastic food industry in Japan, by conservative estimates, has revenues of billions of yen per year. A single restaurant may order a complete menu of plastic items costing over a million yen!

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