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Professor Risley and the imperial Japanese troupe : how an American acrobat introduced circus to Japan, and Japan to the West

Author: Frederik L Schodt
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Stone Bridge Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The true tale of an American impresario, Japanese acrobats, and a circus tour adventure; richly illustrated.

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Richard Risley; Richard Risley; Richard Risley; Richard Risley
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederik L Schodt
ISBN: 9781611720099 1611720095
OCLC Number: 783151593
Description: xvi, 304 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Setting the stage --
The Risley act --
Going for gold --
Into Asia --
Yokohama, Japan --
Taking America --
At the exposition --
The long way to London --
The matter of the contract --
Final acts.
Responsibility: Frederik L. Schodt.

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