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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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  • ... 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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  • 1917 - Mars, the Magician, was born Alston Cockrell in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1920 - Joseph K. Schmidt (1920-2007),an amateur magician and illustrator was born in Pinconning, Michigan.
  • 1933 - Larry Jennings (1933-1997), known for his close-up card technique and friendship with Dai Vernon, was born in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1934 - Norm Nielsen, an American stage magician, magic collector, dealer, and known for his Floating Violin routine, was born.
  • 1940 - Edward Bagshawe (1902-1940), a magic dealer during the 1920s in London, dies.
  • 1948 - Geoff Maltby, founder of Repro Magic, was born.
  • 1954 - Dr. Jacob Daley (1897-1954), a plastic surgeon and amateur magician, dies in New York.
  • 1971 - Lou Bertol (1894-1971), a prolific designer and builder of children magic effects, dies in Washington D.C.
  • 2011 - Eugene Gloye (1927-2011), who wrote the Our Magical Heritage column in The Linking Ring, dies.

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