Japanese Sports: A History
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368pp. June 2001
Japanese Sports: A History
Author: Guttmann, Allen; Thompson, Lee;

In this first synthetic, comprehensive survey of Japanese sports in English, the authors are attentive to the complex and fascinating interaction of traditional and modern elements. In the course of tracing the emergence and development of sumo, the ma

"Highly informative, lively, and comprehensive" --Monumenta Nipponica 57 (2002)

"An invaluable reference for those interested in both the facts and the myths of a nation at play." --Daily Yomiuri, 10 March 2002

"What makes

Author: Guttmann, Allen; Thompson, Lee;
Allen Guttmann is a sports historian who has been writing on the topic since 1978. Among his numerous publications are From Ritual to Record and The Erotic in Sports. In 2000 he became the first recipient of the Internat
I Sporting Practices Before the Black Ships

1 Sumo, Ball Games, and Feats of Strength

2 Martial Techniques

II Modern Times

3 The Arrival and Diffusion of Western Sports

4 The Modernizat




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