It’s been awhile since we’ve checked in with Kasou Taishou, the awesome twice-annual Japanese game show/competition where people complete against each other by staging skits with outrageous props, costumes and puppets. I’m really late posting about this – Kasou Taishou 86 was broadcast back in May and the next one is coming up soon in the New Year – but here’s a quick overview of all the skits that were featured in the most recent editions.
You can see complete versions of some of the best skits after the jump…
Update: Unfortunately the YouTube account that was sharing these videos has been shut down. If anyone knows of a (legitimate) place to watch Kasou Taishou online please let me know. In the meantime, try searching online to see if any Kasou Taishou videos are available.
An invisible man weightlifting:
Although this it isn’t necessarily the best example of puppetry, this photography skit is just conceptually fantastic:
Finally, one of my favourites, a really nicely done black light skit about underwater life:
You can see even more of these by doing a quick search on YouTube for “Kasou Taishou 86″ or checking out previous posts about Kasou Taishou here on PuppetVision for some great skits from previous editions.