“Kamiwaza” is a Japanese word meaning “godly skill”.
This video is a little over twelve minutes long and shows the winner of a ‘Kamiwaza contest’ (I don’t read Japanese, so I’m largely inferring from observation, and my wife confirmed that that’s more or less what’s happening here).
This person basically builds a large mobile in his hand… and caps it with another balancing feat, then demonstrates how little room for error he actually had.
My reactions along the way:
- Hmm, what’s this?
- Okay, this is cool.
- No way, this is crazy.
- Ha! he missed one… no, no way.
- That is badass.
- It would be cool if he… yeah, that close.
I’ve seen a few comments along the lines of “I think I just held my breath for twelve minutes”, and it does feel kind of like that.