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Tenkai Prize

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The Tenkai Prize was created in 1968 in honor of the Japanese magician Tenkai (1889-1972).[1]

It is awarded to a Japanese national who is a remarkable creator of magic by a committee represented by very many Japanese Magic clubs. The original committee included Tenkai himself.

The Tenkai Prize can be awarded on a yearly basis but only if there is a worthy recipient. The work of the recipient is published in a book which is released soon afterward.[2]



  1. Who's Who in Magic: An International Biographical Guide From Past to Present by Bart Whaley (1990)