Sumo : A Pocket Guide, by Shapiro, David
- ISBN: 9780804820141 | 0804820147
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 7/15/1995
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Sumo authority David Shapiro brings many years of Japanese fluency, sumo research and coverage to this updated edition. Called "One of the finest compact books on sumo today..." by Sumo World, this pocket guide describes the history, rules, rituals and techniques of sumo. This sumo guide brings to life a cultural pastime that is much more than a sport with all the handy, up-to-date and authoritative you'll need to understand, appreciate and enjoy this traditional passion. You'll learn about the wrestler's unusual diets and training sessions, "life in the stables," "psychological warfare" and "the spoils victory." Also includes an updated list of the stables and some of the best chanko-nabe restaurants in Tokyo. Illustrated with 32 black & white photographs.