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Tenyo Ltd. is a toy manufacturer in Tokyo, Japan founded by Akira Yamada. They specialize in magical goods and jigsaw puzzles.

The name of the company originates from the founder's father, Shokyokusai Tenyo, who was a magician.

Shigeru Sugawara joined Tenyo in 1967.

Genii magazine usually does an article about their new products each year. The 2008 products were in the Genii 2007 December issue.

Richard Kaufman is publishing a book about the Tenyo company in 2014 called TENYO-ISM.


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From MagicPedia's newest articles:

  • ... Author Clayton Rawson organized an informal exclusive magic organization in New York City called the Witchdoctors Club...
  • ... George Casaubon was the pen name of Monsignor Vincent Foy, a Roman Catholic priest and magic collector.
  • ... Professor Henderson (Milton H. Grannat) was one of the crew on the Monitor, during the Civil War. After retiring from the Federal Navy at the close of the Civil War, became a magician.
  • ... Houdini wrote under the name "N. Osey" for both Mahatma and his own Conjurers' Monthly Magazine....
  • ... American author John Ball (who wrote the mystery novel "In the Heat of the Night" involving the African-American police detective Virgil Tibbs in 1965) performed as a semi-professional magician in college as Jacques_Morintell...


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On this day February 11...

  • 1844 - Alexander Herrmann was born in Paris to a physician who occasionally performed throughout Europe as a conjuror.
  • 1884 - Jack Miller, expert on the use of the Holdout, was born.
  • 1910 - J. B. Bobo was born in Texarkana, Arkansas and christened with those initials only.
  • 1926 - Jackie Flosso was born Jack Levinson to legendary magician Al Flosso.
  • 1943 - Bess Houdini, wife and assistant of Harry Houdini, died aboard a train bound for New York as it arrived in the town of Needles, California.
  • 1991 - Tommy Martin, the first magician to play Radio City Music Hall in New York City, passed away of complications from Alzheimer's Disease in Houston.
  • 1996 - Ludwig Hanemann, was a bizarrist, magician, and mentalist from Germany known as Punx, died.

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