monograph / O. Ivanov - M .: Publishing house "SCIENTIFIC LIBRARY", 2021. - 296 p.
This monograph is the most complete study of one of the oldest and most popular national sports in Japan in our country. It presents a comprehensive picture of traditional Japanese wrestling - its history and modernity, tournament training practice and everyday life of wrestlers, traditions and ceremonial and ritual aspects, purely national features and internationalization of sumo. The book uses extensive material accumulated by the author during his work in Japan. It contains little-known data and facts from the history and present day of sumo, about professional careers, habits, and also the personal life of wrestlers. Rich illustrative material will allow the reader to get a clear and visual understanding of both essential issues and numerous technical details. The book can be useful for anyone interested in the history, culture and sports of neighboring Japan.