Yo-Yo Performer BLACK


TED 2013

BLACK is the first Japanese person ever to speak on the TED stage.

BLACK’s talk on he subject of passion at the world-famous original TED conference sets the stage for his performance as a Yo-Yo Samurai.

According to TED curator Chris Anderson, BLACK’s presentation won a standing ovation and created a sensation online, with over 15 million views across different channels.

Talk until 3:30. Performance starts from 3:40.

Illuminate the World

Originally presented for the first time at an international idea conference, this is BLACK’s signature Cinema Connected Yo-Yo performance, combining live action with a programmable LED Yo-Yo in sync with original music and dynamic animation projected on a large screen.

In this stunning fusion of live action, video, and music, all combining to showcase BLACK’s mastery of the Yo-Yo, BLACK has created a whole new genre in performance art.

An option to customize the background video (e.g. add a corporate logo) is available.


This is a 90-second short performance, originally created for a highly-rated international TV show.

This fast-paced highlight package of Yo-Yo tricks includes lighting a match with a spinning Yo-Yo, a programmed LED Yo-Yo, splits, and BLACK’s classic tablecloth trick.

This presentation is ideal for performance on TV shows.

Cirque du Soleil Kurios: The Master of Time

Footage from the Cirque du Soleil show KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities.

As the first-ever Yo-Yo performer in the history of Cirque du Soleil, BLACK joined the performed the role of the Master of Time. Designing the performance himself, BLACK created and choreographed this original routine specially for the show.

On tour with Cirque du Soleil, BLACK performed in over 500 shows in this role, reaching a total live audience of over one million people.

Promotion for the Tailor made brand

As a promotion for Tailor made shirt bland "Original Stitch", BLACK performed with wearing their shirt.

This video contributed to huge brand recognition with countless shares on facebook page and hit over 500,000 views.

Yo-Yo Tablecloth Trick

BLACK controls the Yo-Yo like a part of his body. In his original Yo-Yo table cloth trick, glasses are set in a pyramid on a table cloth and filled with wine.

This exciting trick was created by BLACK and has been performed at live events and on TV around the world.