Friday, April 10, 2009
Little Sumo Guy
Another Goodwill find. At first I thought he was a Buddha, but upon closer examination, it's a Sumo! When my daughter lived in Japan, she used to send me video tapes of the Sumo matches. Even though a great many Americans consider them laughable, the Sumo wrestlers are some of the most talented athletes anywhere. A friend of my daughter's, who is also a Martial Artist, said that they are to be the most feared of all the Martial Artists. Even though my daughter has been back in America for several years now, and I do not have access to Japanese TV, I still miss watching Sumo. I think I'll call him Musashimaru, as he was my favorite. Oh, by the way, I think this statue was intended to be an incense holder.