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Hokasen

Postby Jonathan Townsend » April 23rd, 2016, 2:17 pm

Thanks to all involved in that article. There's a trove of ideas to explore.

And now: the Loach
The Loach

:)
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Re: Hokasen

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 23rd, 2016, 3:43 pm

Icky fish.
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Re: Hokasen

Postby Jack Shalom » April 24th, 2016, 8:07 am

Jonathan Townsend wrote:And now: the Loach
The Loach

:)


So let's see:

1) Disappearing/Re-appearing Fish

2) Fish: The Resurrection

3) No Thread, Wax, or Magnets Animated Fish

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Re: Hokasen

Postby Jim Martin » April 24th, 2016, 10:13 am

Jack Shalom wrote:
So let's see:

1) Disappearing/Re-appearing Fish

2) Fish: The Resurrection

3) No Thread, Wax, or Magnets Animated Fish

4) Fingertips Loach Across
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Re: Hokasen

Postby Paco Nagata » July 13th, 2019, 8:17 pm

Just out of curiosity I have made some research, taking advantage that I understand Japanese language, and I've discovered that the oldest Japanese magic book known, date from 1696 (October). Its title is "Shinsen Gejutsu," something like "lighthearted person that play." (It's dificult to translate properly due to the old language).
The first magic efect that appear in the book is to cut a piece of paper with the shape of an egg, introduce that piece of paper into the empty mouth, and, after a strong blow, a real egg comes from de mouth.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/japanmm.ex ... /22834711/
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"La pasion de un cartómago aficionado"
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Re: Hokasen

Postby Pete McCabe » July 13th, 2019, 8:36 pm

I've had Clown loaches, Kuhlie loaches, and Skunk loaches in my fish tanks over the years. But I don't think I've ever seen a fish for sale just called "loach."

In a travelogue, Michael Palin visits a restaurant in Japan that has been owned by the same family, in the same location, for 600 years. There is one dish that has been on the menu the entire time: loaches, cooked alive in boiling sake. I would like to try that dish one day.

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Re: Hokasen

Postby Max Maven » July 14th, 2019, 4:39 am

Paco Nagata wrote:the oldest Japanese magic book known, date from 1696 (October). Its title is "Shinsen Gejutsu”


As discussed in the July 1994 issue of Genii.

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Re: Hokasen

Postby Paco Nagata » July 14th, 2019, 7:35 am

Max Maven wrote:
Paco Nagata wrote:the oldest Japanese magic book known, date from 1696 (October). Its title is "Shinsen Gejutsu”


As discussed in the July 1994 issue of Genii.


Wow!
So, since then a book older than that has not been discovered yet (in Japan).
"The Passion of an Amateur Card Magician"
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"La pasion de un cartómago aficionado"
https://bit.ly/2kkjpjn


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