Drawing in black ink on thick paper of circus artists mounted on card. From left to right: a man lying on a mat with six tubs on his right foot and a fan in his right hand. Child standing on his hands on top of a tub. Next, a child walks on a tightrope with a fan in the right hand and umbrella in the left hand, wearing a geta (Japanese clogs) and hakama. Next, a man stands beside a large spinning top. He has a long pipe, a small spinning top on his shoulder and another in the air. Next a man lying on the ground with torii on his feet and a fan in his right hand. Man wearing animal cotume lying on the torii, also with fan in right hand. Next, a man sitting beside a table. Two tops spinning on the table and six tops in a pile spinning as well. One large spinning top in front of table. Next, a child hanging upside down holding fan in his right hand. Finally a man lying on a mat with barrel on his feet, fan in right hand.
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