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Ten Ichi

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Ten Ichi (1852-1912) was born Tenichi Shokyokusai Hattori in Japan.

Ten Ichi
BornTenichi Shokyokusai hattori

He started out as a professor in the Japan universities and dabbled in magic.

Best known for his version of the Thumb-Tie, it was performed originally in the United States in 1901 and then in 1909 by Ten-Ichi in London. In his autobiography, Nate Leipzig describes Ten-Ichi's show as one of the most original magic shows he had ever seen. Ichi performed his Thumb Tie in the United States in 1901 and then in London in 1909. Ten Ichi taught the Thumb Tie to Carl Rosini and was published in Tarbell's Course In Magic, Vol. 4 (1945).