Saturday, November 1, 2014

Sumo at Nijo

Nobunaga was known to hold various sumo bouts at Azuchi.  However, one bout was held at Nijo residence in Kyoto in 1578.

Elisonas/Lamers (Gyuichi) Shincho-Ko ki/The Chronicle of Lord Nobunaga (p. 295)

"Tiger, Tenth Month, 5th day: Nobunaga summoned sumo wrestlers from the Home Provinces and Omi and had them compete in a courtyard of his newly built Nijo residence.  He hosted this spectacle for the important persons of the regency lineage and the rest of the high nobility."

Tenka no tame!

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