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I shared online copule photos from my trips: one of Billy at Takashimaya Tenyo Corner from April of this year and a pano of Magic Land from year and a half ago.
https://www.icloud.com/sharedalbum/#B01532ODWWRdxG
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Cool, thanks John.
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Great shot of Magicland.

I love Tokyo, it is my favorite city. Despite many visits I speak no Japanese. I have never found that to be too much of a problem but what about at Magic Land?
Do you need to speak Japanese there would you say?
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After going to Tokyo over dozen times, my Japanese vocabulary is still limited to "sushi," "tempura," "okonomiyaki,"...
I've never had any language issues at Magic Land. Getting to Magic Land, however...
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Ha... Thanks.


Like yourself I've visited many times but have never been able to grasp more than very basic aspects of the language.

Thanks again.
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Japanese is a very difficult language. Pronunciation is not too difficult because it's essentially phonetic, however remember the words is hard. After many years of traveling I have about 25 phrases and single words that do enough.
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Oddly enough, despite being functionally illiterate while in Japan, I have always been fine and communicate just fine. I think it speaks volumes about the Japanese culture. They are great people.
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Another great place to buy Tenyo in Japan is at Yodobashi Camera. They have a magic section in their toy departments, and the tricks are usually about 15-20% cheaper than at Takashimaya Departo.

http://www.yodobashi.com/ec/category/ind......&ginput=

The great thing about Takashimay Departo is that they have the Tenyo demonstrators. Even if they don't speak English, they will usually have some instructions in English that they will provide with their sales. Very good customer service.
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Also, the last time I went there, magic was also sold in Toys R Us. The prices were reasonable as well.
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Tenyo tricks cost more at the 10 Tenyo Corners in department stores. That's because there's a demonstrator who will teach you how to do the tricks, and guide you the way a magic shop demonstrator should. It's well worth the small amount extra that you pay.

In addition, many of these Tenyo demonstrators have their own touches on the tricks, and they teach them to their customers. Mr. Shimizu, and Bill, both give DVDs to their customers with their own handlings of the tricks.
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The demonstrator at the Tenyo shop in Yokohama is the same way. When I bought two Tenyo items from him, he showed me a couple of different handlings of the tricks. It was very helpful to have a translator with me, though.

If you call ahead, they can sometimes bring items not normally stocked (older items).
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On Aug 9, 2015, Richard Kaufman wrote:
Tenyo tricks cost more at the 10 Tenyo Corners in department stores. That's because there's a demonstrator who will teach you how to do the tricks, and guide you the way a magic shop demonstrator should. It's well worth the small amount extra that you pay.

In addition, many of these Tenyo demonstrators have their own touches on the tricks, and they teach them to their customers. Mr. Shimizu, and Bill, both give DVDs to their customers with their own handlings of the tricks.


You can't beat that kind of service and knowledge. Worth the small extra cost.
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