Greetings from Japan – Hiromi Nishiwaki -相撲 (Sumo) and Limited Fountain pen Ink “the Plough” ✨✨✨

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Greetings from Japan!

We have had a mild winter this year.
My friend visited Kawazu town to admire kawazu Cherry. Let me share some pictures with you.

©Mac Kamita

SUMO (相撲)

Sumo (相撲) is one of the oldest martial sports and national sports of Japan.
Sumo is a full contact wrestling in which Rikish (力士), a wrestler, attempts to force another wrestler out of circular ring,
Dohyo (土俵) or into touching the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet.
It was Originally practiced as a Shinto Ritual in gratitude for agricultural fertility.

Sumo came to be treated as martial arts in Kamakura period (1185–1333) and in Edo period (1603 -1868) it became a public entertainment.
Many ancient traditions have been preserved in Sumo, including ritual elements such as salt purification even today.

Most Popular competition called Ozumo (大相撲) are held in Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Osaka. Please enjoy dynamic Somo!

Sumo Ring -

The dohyō (土俵, Japanese pronunciation: [doçoː]) is the ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held.
 A modern dohyō is a circle of rice-straw bales 4.55 meters in diameter, and for official tournaments (honbasho) is mounted
on a square platform of clay 6.7m on a side, and 34 to 60 cm high.

Starbucks is also in Cherry Blossom Season!

Fountain Pen Ink

Sankou-do (三光堂) in Nagoya city, Original Inks. the Plough α Dubhe and β Merak- Stunning blue that Glitters. 2000 Yen plus tax.
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Seven Samurai (Japanese: 七人の侍, Hepburn: Shichinin no Samurai) is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film
co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa. The story takes place in 1586 during the Sengoku period of Japanese history.

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