“A Ju-jitsu Festival in Kyoto, Japan” (1909)

  • Originally published on the Bartitsu.org site on Tuesday, 27th March 2018

Sketch artist Tom Brown recorded his impressions of a “ju-jitsu festival” taking place in Kyoto for the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News of November 13, 1909.  He noted that he admired the wrestling itself and also the  formal courtesies offered by the competitors before and after each contest, which were “almost as elaborate as a fencing match”.

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