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jack_is_dead
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I have plans to start a magician group in Japan. well, I am not a pro..can't even do a basic routine perfectly but I think there is no problem since there are no magicians group near Tokyo that I can find. It will be great just to gather and have a drink, discuss about magic and show others some tricks. It will be a great place to exchange whatever information. I just suggest that any magicians or interested persons in Japan could gather sometimes to meet other person who has the same passion. If any guys in Japan are interested let me know. I will gladly lend my apartment for the gathering and we can disscuss about it later. If any of you guys had past experience in creating a group please advise me accordingly.
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Jack, try the International Brotherhood of Magician's web site. I believe that there IS a Ring in Tokyo and you should be able to connect with them through the IBM's site. If not, contact either Tenyo or Ton Onosaka's magic shop. I am quite sure that they will be able to give you the information you are looking for on a magic club in Japan's largest city!

Best of luck!

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Have you tried looking in the MUM or Linking Ring to locate any Magic Club in Tokyo.
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Go to Ton Onosaka's shop. I think they can inform you. But buy something before asking!

I am listing here some main Magic Clubs. But I don't know how to cantact them. Please search by Google.

Tokyo Amateur Magicians Club. (It is very difficult to join this club as it is a club of celebrities).
Kamakura Magicians Club. (Mr.Mikame is the main lecturer).
Yokohama Magical Group.
Hachioji Magic Club.
Prin ala Mode Kai. (They are very active).
Japan Close-up Maigcians Association. (JCMA)
SAM Japan.
Japan Professional Magicians Association. (JPMA)
Kashiwa Maigc Club.

I believe there are more than 100 magic clubs only in Tokyo if I count very small one with 10 to 20 members.

I don't think IBM is active in Tokyo. Their Japan branch is in Osaka.

Hideo Kato

P.S.
I don't think Tenyo welcome this kind of question.

P.P.S.
I forgot to mention that I heard gathering members only by Internet is not so good to start a magic club. The relation throught Internet is very fragile one. You need several central firm members.
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Hideo, you posted:

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P.S.
I don't think Tenyo welcome this kind of question.


Why wouldn't he welcome this type of question?

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Hideo Kato
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On 2005-03-02 19:08, edh wrote:
Why wouldn't he welcome this type of question?

First of all, It was my guess. Tenyo Co. would possibly answer for the question very politely.

Ton Onosaka has much more relations directly with amateur magicians. Tenyo Co. is a Toy company which partly manufacture magic tricks.

Two years ago, I was one of Tenyo's 80 working members, and I sometimes wrote letters to magicians. So if I had received that question, I would write "Please ask Ton Onosaka that question".

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How can I contact this ton onosaka??does anyone speak english there?will they pay attention to some begginer like me..i might ask some really stupid questions you know!
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Please don't ask a stupid question to Ton Onosaka. He is one of the important persons in Japan's magic scene.
I mentioned him as I thouhgt he knew many amateur magicians and magic clubs.

His shop is Magic Land in Kayabacho. You can find their site by Google.
Ton Onosaka speaks English, but I suspect he is not at the shop frequently.

Hideo Kato

P.S.
I guess you want to make a magic club with magicians who speak English. That condition makes your endeavor difficult. 95% of Japanese don't speak English.
If you want to join Japanese magic club, you need you can speak Japanese. Can you?

P.P.S.
One more advice from me, visist magic corners in department stores and ask such questions to magic dealers. Especially, Mr.Tomioka of magic corner in Isetan in Shinjuku is the vice president of 'Prin a la mode kai', a very active magic club.

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BTW, where are you living?
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I'm living in aobadai..nearby tokyo rite.well....all this is just too difficult for me. even I join a group its tough that they don't speak english....wonder wat to do.
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As you live in Aobadai, nearest and good magic club is 'Yokohama Magical Group'. Mr.Yasuo Nakamura is my very good friend and he is a member of the club.

Although I don't know he can correspond in English, try to write him.

I will Pm you his address.

P.S.
As most of club membere are 50 to 60 years old, I am afraid if you can be comfortable in their meeting. I don't recommend the club if you are under 20 years old. And their level is considerable high.
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Well I am 23 now...fairly begginer....i just cant fit in I guess..anyway thank you so much for your help and I will mail nakamura san and ask his advice on it!thanks friend!
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Good luck! I have a friend of mine who is a skilled close-up artist in Japan. He is turning 18 this June. You might find him wandering and performing in the train stations of Yokohama, Sagami-Ono, Sagami Otsuka, Machida, Yamato and Sagamino.
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Mr george Santos if it is possible can you send an email to him and introduce us both..i will help him in any corner he want..teach him english for instance or better translate English magic books..anything..if you can please help..i am trying all I can!
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I'll do my best Jack. I'll try to contact him. Although his first language is not english, he speaks fluent english. He is American and he is on vacation in Japan. He is pretty much like Cyril Takayama (do you know him?). He does strolling magic in the streets for people in train stations.

If you are looking for stores, George adviced me before that there are magic shops in an establishment called "TOKYU HANDS". I believe you are familiar with it.
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