Who is Princess Tenko
Princess Tenko - alias illyuzionistki and famous Japanese pop singer Mariko Itakura.Mariko is also known as the the home theater and film director, photographer and artist.Currently, she is the chairman of the magic of the Japan Association for International Exchange.
For several years Itakura studied various tricks at large Japanese illusionist Tenko Hikita.In 1978 she made her debut as a singer on the channel Fuji TV, and its performances were accompanied by tricks.Musical career girl continued until his death in 1980 Hikita.After the death of magician Mariko recognized second Tenko, although she was not the only student of the master. After the death of the teacher Tenko Hikita Mariko took the nickname Princess Tenko.
In 1990, the Academy of M
agical Arts Itakura awarded the title of "The Illusionist of the Year".World fame came to the Princess Tenko in 1994, after a speech to the US in the Music Hall Radio City.Its popularity was so great that it became the prototype of the heroine of the animated series "Princess Tenko and the keepers of magic."In addition, it published a series of dolls, named in her honor.
In 1998, the Princess visited the DPRK and was so impressed leader Kim Jong-il, was later named the theater after her.Moreover, when, during the next tour Tenko had to do the trick with the release of the water tank, told the head of Evian mineral water used instead of plain water.Princess was also invited to stay and live in North Korea, but she refused. In 2011, Princess Tenko was invited to the funeral of Kim Jong-Ying, but she refrained from going.
In 2007, Mariko was seriously damaged and almost died during a performance of the famous trick with swords.She had to hide in a wooden box, which is then pierced by ten sharp blades, and in time disappear.Tenco did not have time to get out, and all the blades stuck into her body - by happy coincidence, one of them got into the eyes, passing inches from him.Curiously, despite the bleeding, the woman continued for another half hour speech.
Finally it is worth noting that the Princess is known not only for his skill but also a passion for expensive purchases.So, it is often involved in major auctions and by now had time to buy a suitcase Marilyn Monroe and John Lennon's car, which he drove in the movie «Imagine».