There was no question Mikame was a great craftsman of quality wood apparatus. We knew him personally and when he started producing again featured his products exclusively in the States. We would meet with him every few years in Japan. In many cases he made substantial improvements with resepect to their design. Unfortunately, Mikame (to my knowledge), never credited previous innovators and crafters of the pieces he replicated. In some cases such details may be disputable, or even difficult to determine. But in the majority of cases this was not the case and his legacy would of been stronger had he made some efforts to do so.
Very Clever Mikame Craft Perfection. A PERFECT Ending to a Perfect Show! You’ve been asked to make a cake appear during a birthday, wedding, anniversary, etc. party. With Mikame’s “Birthday Surprise Box” you can do just that.
Here’s the effect: You walk out with a gift box, ribbon and all and sit it on the table.The top of the gift box is removed to show a card from you. The box is assembled and with a wave of the hand you remove the top of the box and there, too everyone’s surprise, is an honest to goodness cake. WOW, A perfect ending to a perfect show. Adapt this apparatus to fit into your standard show as well.