American expatriots pursuing the most ancient of Japanese arts and sport reflect on the challenges of
breaking into the closed worlds of Kabuki and Noh theatre, traditional music -- and sumo wrestling.
Featured in the program, produced by Mary Beth Kirchner, is the Hawaiian-born Akebono, the only
American ever to achieve the status of Sumo Grand Champion.
Nihon Sumo Kyokai: Japan Sumo Association
e-Hawaii Stars - Akebono
- brief biography, photos, and links.
Gives overview of sumo wrestling,history,and references.
Sumo Postures and Tricks
illustrated postures of sumo wrestling.
Kabuki: a timeless tradition
Information on the kabuki play.
Noh - The World's Oldest Living Theatre
Information on the Noh Theatre.
The Big Book of Sumo: History, Practice, Ritual, Fight
Describes the ancient Japanese art and sport of sumo including the rules, preparation, techniques, and importance to the wrestler. Includes a glossary of terms
The Book of Sumo
Sport, Spectacle and Ritual