Sumo: Japanese Wrestling [Tourist Library: 34]
Softcover 8vo, 101pp. Very Good with mild sunning and bumping to yapp edges. Profusely illustrated with monochrome photographs and reproduction pictures printed in very fine brown halftone that gives a photogravure-like appearance. Wrestling diagrams printed in b&w. Number 34 in the Tourist Library Series, published during a notable period of modernization in Japan, the books were written on various aspects of Japanese culture, providing background on the traditions along with information on how they had evolved and were present in modern culture. They were intended particularly for Western tourists to become informed and curious about the cultural offerings of modern Japan.