CDV of Japanese Acrobats in France taken by H. Annet in Tarbes
[Japan] Scarce CDV of the magician Asakichi, his daughter Nobu, and his son (name unknown). Asakichi is generally credited with introducing the Paper Butterfly Illusion ("Butterfly Trick") to European audiences. Asakichi was part of the combined Matsui Gensui troupe that appeared at the 1867 Exposition Universelle de Paris. The combined troupe consisted of topspinner Matsui Gensui and members of his family, butterfly illusionist Asakichi and his family, and acrobat Torikata Kosankichi and assistants. [Many thanks to Bob Sayers, the authority on Japanese performers overseas, for this description].
Tarbes [France]. H. Annet. .
8.8. x 5.5cm.
In very good condition. Minor age wear only. p33020853