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Richard Kaufman
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I've just made a deal with Tenyo to produce a book on all of their magic effects with their full cooperation. This will require much work: trips to Japan, writing, photography, and so on.

I'll be interested to hear what YOU think should be in the book!
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Wow that is great news.

Congratulations!
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Great News

I already feel like Stereo's blog is the definitive Tenyo book Smile
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Wow, very cool. Wish I could write (or sing, or draw, or perform magic Smile Oh well, Thank goodness for self working Tenyo's)
Hey there's a chapter: Self working Tenyo's for the sleightly challenged Smile
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Congratulations!!!......can't wait to see the result.

An idea......it would be great that the book includes an original/exclusive "pack flat" trick between his pages....
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This is something I wanted to do but I can't do all alone and blog take me lot of time.
My idea was A beautiful color book the size of a DVD case of the same style that has been done by French guy for the history of Nintendo and wich is just the perfection. Something in several volumes that covers the history and reference all Tenyo tricks. If a book is made, it must be done properly, it must be in full color with pictures, something very visual and beautiful.

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Richard

Just to manage expectations, is it fair to say that we are at least 5 years away from seeing this book?

I hope we get Mr. Jennings Takes it Easy before the Tenyo book Smile
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Thank you for your kind word Pierredan ;o)
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That is excellent news...cannot wait to see it
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I feel the Jennings book slipping away....
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I want it! I want it!
Congrats for the idea and for having closed the deal with Tenyo!
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Richard,

This is wonderful news! I also hope it will be in full color with a lot of photos. I love the idea of the book doing a trick!

Congratulations!
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Great Idea.

It should be large enough to be able to see good size pictures of the props it will be very colorful.

Good for you Richard, getting Tenyo to go along with anything is something very hard to do.

You must have a good idea what you want to do with it to have them say yes to it.

I'll be buying it when it is available. Smile

Richard
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This is incredible news! I once posted that this would be a dream book for me.

Really hope there is a chapter on the prototypes for Lubor Fiedler's tricks (how they looked before and after Tenyo worked on them. Apparently some of his tricks are even stronger before Tenyo has simplified and mass-produced them). Also would love at look at some of Lubor's tricks which Tenyo decided not to go with (for whatever reason).

I love ya' Richard!

Joe
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I imagine the Tenyo team has come up with some amazing ideas over the years which could never be made into a plastic prop. Maybe because they were too complex - or even because they were too simple (perhaps a clever little impromptu or sleight-of-hand piece. You see some of these in the GENII and MAGIC MANUSCRIPT specials on Tenyo back in the late 80's) and were perhaps more suited for a book instead.

Would be nice to get a flavour of the creativity which doesn't (for whatever reason) make it on to the shelves.

Looking forward to it!

Joe
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I'm pretty sure the book will be hardcover, 8.5 x 11, and full color.
And large.
If you have any other ideas, let me know.
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There is lot of fabulous prototypes never produced, for example there is an incredible Zig Zag Coin props described on the Hiroshi Kondo Tenkai Prize book ( I will soon make a blog post about this book ). Maybe that Mr. Kondo has already shown you this prototype Richard when you have meet in Japan. It's a real gem, so clever, so visual. But this was never produced, then it would have probably been a bestseller. There are a lot of things to say about this company. I can't wait to see the final Book.
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There are so many Tenyo tricks that most of us will never get to see.

So - I hope somebody (such as yourself) can perhaps give a run down of the ones which are particularly note-worthy. And perhaps describe how they work. I have followed your writings for years. And you have a good way of briefly and succinctly summarising what is noteworthy about a particular method.

Just seems a shame that an important and inventive method might be buried away unused on a shelf. When it could be summarised, so that others can try and improve them, or adapt them for other tricks. It would be really nice to have a record of the important advances that Tenyo have made in the past.

I am sure you have something like this in mind. But I just wanted to stress how important this book could be for other creators in the future.
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Also - I wonder if Tenyo have kept the videos they took of Lubor Fiedler during the various meet-ups they have had with him (often during FISM conventions)? It would be great to see the footage from them on a DVD - or online video (password portected) link.

I hope there is a similar focus on Angelo Carbone as well. Since he is the Lubor Fiedler of his generation. And because he has done so much work for Tenyo in terms of recording and detailing their work.

Joe
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Wow, incredible news Richard! Sign me up for the Deluxe leather version... Hopefully bound with a Melting Loop Smile This along with Stereo' s blog will be great resource for current and future Tenyoites.

Tenyo is such an iconic brand in our little world of magic and it will be great to see it profiled this way. Will the book be aimed at an audience beyond magicians? Having a concise visual representation of Tenyo's incredible line will be great. I will be particularly interested in the inventors and the creative/production process. As Tenyo enthusiasts any rare items that can be uncovered will of course be of interest.

Best of luck and please keep us posted on progress.

John
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