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Coney Island’s Takeshi Yamada To Star On New AMC Show About Taxidermy

Posted By Willie Simpson On February 13, 2013 @ 12:00 pm In Arts & Culture | 25 Comments

Takeshi Yamada, a taxidermist and one of Coney Island’s [1] more interesting local artists, is getting a huge spotlight as he is set to star in AMC’s new competitive taxidermy show, Immortalized [2].

Chances are you were as confused reading those sentences as I was writing them, but yes, competitive taxidermy is apparently a thing. Well, if it wasn’t a thing, it is now thanks to AMC’s outside the box reality programming.

It should be interesting to follow the exploits of Takeshi Yamada (featured above), the local Coney Island¬†freak-show¬†taxidermist who takes special pride in assembling fake creatures like his disturbing two-headed baby corpses, (shudder…)

The talented Yamada works an incredible 16 hours a day and has been described as a “rogue taxidermist.” There is something beautiful and disturbing around the 50-second mark in the video above when Yamada is combing the Coney Island creek in his magical-steam-punk outfit for dead things to turn into fresh art.

To see the first episode, click here and watch it on AMC’s website [2]. To catch Immortalized on TV, tune in on Thursdays at 10 p.m. on AMC.

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[1] one of Coney Island’s: http://sheepshead.wpengine.com/2012/09/twenty-two-local-artists-turn-their-studios-into-free-public-galleries-this-weekend/

[2] Immortalized: http://www.amctv.com/immortalized/videos/immortalized-end-of-the-world-pre-air-premiere

[3] Your Rap Sheet Could Get You A Job On Television: http://sheepshead.wpengine.com/2013/10/your-rap-sheet-could-get-you-a-job-on-television/

[4] Coney Island Tattoo Icon Launches Reality TV Show: http://sheepshead.wpengine.com/2009/11/coney-island-tattoo-icon-launches-reality-tv-show/

[5] Saturday: Sand Sculpting Contest At Coney Island: http://sheepshead.wpengine.com/2012/07/sand-sculpting-contest-at-coney-island/

[6] Russian Dolls Part Two? Nope, But The Russians Are Returning To TV!: http://sheepshead.wpengine.com/2011/11/russian-dolls-part-two-nope-but-the-russians-are-returning-to-tv/

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