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Review: Brave Blossoms – The History of Rugby in Japan

February 2, 2019 4 comments

As with any activity in Japan once it gains the Imperial seal of approval, formally or implied, it goes from strength to strength!

Japan Rugby replica home jersey canteburyNot having been a rugby fan and only really actively interested in the two larger tournaments, the Six Nations and the World Cup, and the more famous National sides from Europe, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, it came as something of a pleasant shock whilst on a visit to Japan in September 2015 when, with very little warning, the news media in Japan was suddenly flooded with images of their National Rugby Team dealing out a shock 34-32 defeat to South Africa’s Springboks in Brighton at the 2015 Rugby World Cup which was Read more…

Sumo: The Traditional National Sport Of Japan

October 8, 2015 1 comment

An introduction into the world of Japan’s oldest martial art!

Sumo sept 2013The Founding of Sumo

Nomi no Sukune was a potter from Izumo and ancestor of Sugawara no Michizane. His famous fight with Taima no Kehaya under the patronage of Emperor Suinin resulted in the death of Taima no Kehaya and the founding of Sumo, the traditional national sport of Japan. An influential figure Nomi no Sukune also proposed to Emperor Read more…