Artist: Kinoshita Daimon
Title: Champion Jesse Takamiyama - Sumo
Date: Late 20th century.
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Takamiyama (Jesse) Daigoro came from Hawaii. He was the first foreigner who became the top division, "Maku-no-uchi", sumo wrestler and won the Maku-no-uchi tournament in 1972. At the victory ceremony, the USA president Nixon sent a congratulatory message to him. Although he came from abroad to the traditional sumo society, his outgoing character and stead-fast efforts were very popular. Jesse Takamiyama wrote several books, appeared numerous commercial broadcasts and contributed much to internationalize Japanese Sumo.