Tanu is a juggler with a very special ability. He has an amazing sense of concentration and balance. When he's at home relaxing, he uses these abilities to build something odd and astonishing: coin towers.
In his hands, just five cents worth of Japanese small change can become a work of art.
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Sometimes he balances them on his own fingertip. No glue involved, just extraordinary focus.
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From this angle we can see how thin the tower is. Total cost? 15 cents in yen!
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He works in other objects sometimes too. (And other currencies!) Marbles don't even have a flat surface: incredible.
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Spoons are more artistic than you thought.
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An egg, Tanu, seriously? 
This would impress even Columbus.
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Somehow this ensemble stays balanced, though the toothpick almost defies belief. 
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They say golf requires a high degree of concentration...
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You could sit down for a nice meal, or you could try this. It actually reminds me of the game pick-up sticks!
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Tanu can't be stopped.
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And when he has a little extra time on his hands...
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The larger the tower, the longer he needs to stay focused.
This kind of activity is basically a "concentration meditation," which can have huge health benefits. With each tower, Tanu is improving his mood and immune system, not to mention reducing any stress and pain he might have!
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This one's unusual: marbles, coins, and the tip of a pen.
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About 800 coins and two hours to build what looks like a brilliant architectural model: 
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And then there's the sword (which only cost him about four bucks!):
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Is this not defying the laws of physics?
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Add alcohol for an extra thrill...
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It looks so modest in comparison but stop and think: it's all standing on a marble resting on a spoon. Impossible!
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Tanu is too modest:
"I'm not good for much but check out my one and only talent," he writes. Well, Tanu, it's quite a talent.
Try it yourself! But remember, anything worth doing takes time and attention. And at the end you won't just have a coin tower, you'll be totally blissed out from focusing mind and body so effectively.

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