“The leading circus-performer Hayatake Torakichi from Osaka”

“An advert for Hayatake Torakichi’s circus troupe in Hirokoji Street in Nishiryogoku.” (“REKIHAKU” No.118)

“The illustration presents a very lively image of amazing performances including “kyokuzashi” (tricks on top of poles), jumping across paper-covered lanterns and tricks with spinning tops, in the midst of a huge set.” (Bimonthly Magazine “REKIHAKU” No.118 A Witness to History: The Dawn of Circus – Acrobats travel overseas)

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