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CDV of Japanese Acrobats in France

taken by Camille Brion, Marseille

CDV of Japanese Acrobats in France taken by Camille Brion, Marseille
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CDV of Japanese Acrobats in France taken by Camille Brion, Marseille

[Japan] Excellent CDV of the acrobat Torigata Kosakichi (seated at left) and members of his troupe whose names are apparently Kamekichi (seated at right), Katachi (standing), and Takoba (the boy sitting). Torigata's group was part of the combined Matsui Gensui troupe that appeared at the 1867 Exposition Universelle de Paris. Torikata Kosakichi (1842-1909) was born into an aristocratic Japanese family, but insisted on taking up life as a performing artist. After appearing at the 1867 Exposition, he continued performing in Europe with his own troupe for many years. He was very popular as a performer and even married a German lady named Fanny. [Many thanks to Bob Sayers, the authority on Japanese performers overseas, for help with this description].

Marseille [France]. C[amille] Brion. 1867.

8.7 x 5.3cm.

In about fine condition. Very minor age wear only. p34111300

CDV of Japanese Acrobats in France

Price: ¥110,000




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