[sumo] Digitization of Wrestlers & Wrestling in Japan (1895)
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Fri Aug 5 23:49:04 EDT 2011
Yikes! The book is for sale, from a seller with a mediocre rating, for less
On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 11:21 PM, Scott M. Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu> wrote:
> What a marvelous find, Jimmy, thank you for sharing.
> The book is an absolute must read for anyone who is interested in sumo
> history. The accounts are fascinating and provide insight into that era of
> sumo unlike anyone these days could ever provide. I loved the hints at
> politics in the old days, including the bout vs. the "Corean" wrestler,
> The photos, taken in a garden with homemade sumo ring, are simply
> marvelous. There is one taken of a throw that I have yet to see on the
> dohyo, and the photo of the author standing next to a wrestler, hinting at
> their vastly different physiques, is simply precious. How the writer was
> able to manage these photos, including those of the yokozuna, is amazing.
> Quoting Jimmy <greengourd at gmail.com>:
>> The Harvard Library's digitization blog, Tip of the Iceberg, yesterday
>> featured William Kinnimond Burton's 1895 illustrated account of sumo,
>> Wrestlers & Wrestling in Japan. If you're interested, be sure to
>> click through to the digitization itself.
>> Best wishes!
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