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The "Sumo" wrestlers of fla.pan are ns )>r,i I ie-i-i.-tr ."limit the care .-otd of their hair as they are. of their big. vigorous bodies. They are t lie very rtv of the profession, for there is ยป, spi'i tttal significance attaching- to their wotk.j an.l i\ hen a troupe of t>m visited Kngland , some time ,c:o the members carried not j oiilv their messears b-.n, tlteii; hairdre-seis as *v. ell. .bts| as much, care and. art are requisite in eoirtinj; one of these historical athletes as aie gi\eii to the elegant fijreiety woman of the western world. These " Sumo " wrestlers, -for dapanestv, are. e:tceptionally biu'. <-f L'reat weight and great physical stixmgth. Kuropc had the chance of gaining pome id'-a of titeir prowess for the iir.-t time, to- never Ire-fore have "Sumo'' wrestlers been permitted to <>o to Ft rope ".Sumo" is quite distinct from jiu-jitsu. Thi.- sport ones, much of the perfection to which it lias *>een raised to one of the most interesting temples near Tokio, known as the Kkoiu. Unce utron a time there was e. fire in Tokio, and so numerous veto the deed that, they had to Iv buried in a huge pit. A special temple was raised on the spot. The next question was who should take charge of the sacred building. A fatuous religious reformer, pledged to poverty, volunteered for the po-t, and in order to raise funds for the upkeep of the church bo instituted great j wrestlir.-g matches, which have become famous among those interested in the art ~11 over the world.

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JAPANESE WRESTLERS, Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915

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JAPANESE WRESTLERS Evening Star, Issue 15694, 7 January 1915