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Crow, the King of Sumo: Fun and Fantasy and Friendship and Sumo in Edo

Crow, the King of Sumo: Fun and Fantasy and Friendship and Sumo in Edo

By Larry Knipfing | Fun &..., Japan, Writing

  Crow, the King of Sumo My idea for this story happened in much the same way that little Koji-kun first realized who Crow was at the beginning of this tale: I was paging through a book of sumo ukiyo-e when I can upon one painting that stunned me: one of the wrestlers looked like

Foreign Footsteps in Yokohama - When Japan’s dance with the rest of the world began

Foreign Footsteps in Yokohama – When Japan’s dance with the rest of the world began

By Larry Knipfing | Education, General, Japan, People

My wife Tomoko Kamishima, writing for Japan Tourist (www.japantourist.jp), has begun an intriguing series that she calls Foreign Footsteps in Yokohama. The concept is to go back in history, to the time after Commodore Perry’s black ships nudged Japan into opening her doors to the rest of the world in 1854. After the floodgates were