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A free online encyclopedia for magician by magicians with 8,487 articles dedicated to the techniques and history of magic that anyone can edit. MagicPedia is the definitive Internet repository of magical techniques for all areas of the magical arts and also a way to document the history of magic.

MagicPedia is not a place to post explanations of magic tricks (though performances of sleights and tricks are welcome via embedded video clips), but a living document, always in flux, that reflects the background knowledge required for a thorough study of the art of magic in all its facets.

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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 26...

  • 1638 - Claude-Gaspar Bachet, a mathematician who wrote books on mathematical puzzles, dies in Bourg-en-Bresse, France.
  • 1889 - Paul Razoux, who would become the Dean of SAM Assembly No. 9, is born in Boston.
  • 1907 - John H. Percival makes his debut as a paid performer as "Mysterious John" at the Town Hall in Plainsville, Massachusetts.
  • 1908 - Edward Maro, one of the first successful headlining magician on the Lyceum and Chautauqua circuits who billed himself as Billed as the "Prince of Magic", dies.
  • 1933 - A séance was held that night at Hanussen's Palace of the Occult.
  • 1949 - John B. Handy, founder of the Hill City Magicos in Lynchburg, Virginia dies.
  • 1980 - William Turner, a writer of Western novels and amateur magician, dies.
  • 1995 - The 43rd annual Blackpool Magicians Convention was held.

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