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Sumo: A Thinking Fan's Guide to Japan's National Sport (Tuttle Classics)

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andlt;Iandgt;Sumoandlt;/Iandgt; is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author andlt;bandgt;David Benjaminandlt;/bandgt; peels away the veneer of sumo as a cultural treasure and reveals it as an action-packed sport populated by superb athletes who employ numerous strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging, witty, behind-the-scenes look at sumo today.

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"The most entertaining and irreverent guide to sumo."—James Fallows, The Atlantic

Synopsis:

Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin peels away the veneer of sumo as a cultural treasure and reveals it as an action-packed sport populated by superb athletes who employ numerous strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging, witty, behind-the-scenes look at sumo today.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;David Benjaminandlt;/Bandgt; lived in Japan for 7 years, where he was editor-in-chief of andlt;Iandgt;Tokyo Journal, andlt;/Iandgt;contributing editor and columnist for andlt;Iandgt;The Japan Times Weekly,andlt;/Iandgt; and wrote a weekly column for andlt;Iandgt;The Mainichi Daily News.andlt;/Iandgt; He was also a regular sumo columnist in andlt;Iandgt;Shukan Bunshunandlt;/Iandgt; and an occasional commentator on sumo and other sports on television, and remains the only foreigner ever to cover Japan's national sport on a regular basis in a major Japanese-language publication. He lives in New York and Paris.

Product Details

ISBN:
9784805310878
Subtitle:
A Thinking Fan's Guide to Japan's National Sport
Author:
Benjamin, David
Illustrator:
Holfeld, Greg
Publisher:
Tuttle Publishing
Subject:
Wrestling
Subject:
Topic - Sports
Subject:
Sumo
Subject:
Sumo -- Japan.
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Wrestling
Subject:
Martial Arts & Self-Defense
Subject:
wrestling; sumo wrestling; Japanese wrestling; Japanese martial arts; martial arts
Subject:
wrestling ; sumo wrestling ; Japanese wrestling
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Tuttle Classics
Publication Date:
20100310
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-pg color insert
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.13 in 8 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Sumo is a fresh and funny introduction to the fascinating world of sumo, Japan's national sport. Author David Benjamin peels away the veneer of sumo as a cultural treasure and reveals it as an action-packed sport populated by superb athletes who employ numerous strategies and techniques to overcome their gargantuan opponents. Sumo provides an engaging, witty, behind-the-scenes look at sumo today.
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