The Late Movies: Kasou Taishou

Andréa Fernandes

Kasou Taishou (site in Japanese), also known as Kinchan and Katori Shingo's All Japan Costume Grand Prix, is a Japanese performance show. Amateurs enact short skits before judges who rate their performances, the majority of which fake cinematic effects. The most popular of these skits, especially in the U.S., is "Matrix Ping-Pong," in which performers play ping-pong with Matrix-esque moves, assisted by kurokos (stagehands dressed all in black) who move the props. Below are 9 of the best skits from Kasou Taishou, including "Matrix Ping-Pong."

Matrix Ping-Pong

The Olympics

The Reason She Got Mad At Me

Midnight in the Museum

Batman Shadows

Hokusai Meets Salvador Dali

Deep Sea Life

Sky Diving

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