Dynamic Sumo [英文書] (英語) ペーパーバック – 2000/1
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This introduction to the exciting world of sumo wrestling offers an insight into sumo's history, rituals and techniques. The daily life of a rikishi is examined, as is the role played by non-Japanese competitors. Behind-the-scenes photographs, archive photographs and woodblock prints are included.
Clyde Newton is co-author, with Andy Adams, of the popular volume Sumo (Paul Hamlyn, 1989). Born in Wellington, New Zealand, Newton was raised in Japan from the age of six, and received a bachelor's degree in political science from Sophia University in 1978. He has served as associate editor of the magazine Sumo World for over ten years and regularly provides guest commentary on NHK's English broadcasts of sumo.
The late Gerald Toff photographed sumo extensively for twenty years. His photographs and articles appeared in Sumo World for over fifteen years. He wrote on the sport in Japanese for various major Japanese journals. A native of London, Toff taught comparative culture at the Nagoya Institute of Technology and served as a guest commentator on NHK's English broadcasts of sumo. He died at age sixty-three in October 1995.