This magician is about to fight a
sword-wielding warrior and a nasty
green demon using something up his sleeve.
A woodblock print from 1866 by artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi shows the magician Sangoku Taro, "who traveled through India and China learning conjuring tricks." I presume his conjuring tricks are more advanced than merely pulling scarves from his sleeves.
The complete image of
the impending battle.
(Click to enlarge)
This image is from an amazing database called the Japanese Woodblock Print Search, Ukiyo-e>>