Yasuke - Was He Both The First Foreign Samurai and Sumo Wrestler?

Jaz

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Hi Guys,

I did a lot of research on Yasuke, the African man who some argue was the first non-Japanese samurai. I also make the argument that he could be the first foreign sumo wrestler. I'd be grateful for your views on the video, as well as any further information that you'd like to share.

 

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What I find interesting is how some westerners who have racist notions towards Africans view the story. In Japan, Yasuke is something of a folk hero/legend.
 
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What I find interesting is how some westerners who have racist notions towards Africans view the story. In Japan, Yasuke is something of a folk hero/legend.
When I had first heard of Yasuke, what I heard wasn't based on fact. Many people I grew up with subscribe to Afrocentrism, so they'll post memes about Dr. Sebi curing AIDS and all that. So the first time I had heard of Yasuke, the claim was that he was the first samurai, period.

To be frank, though, if anyone is spreading Yasuke memes, true ones or not, but can't tell me about the armored cavalries of the Sokoto Caliphate, donzos, or Mossi raiders, then they're not as pro... ah, this is probably the wrong forum for this type of discussion.
 

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When I had first heard of Yasuke, what I heard wasn't based on fact. Many people I grew up with subscribe to Afrocentrism, so they'll post memes about Dr. Sebi curing AIDS and all that. So the first time I had heard of Yasuke, the claim was that he was the first samurai, period.

To be frank, though, if anyone is spreading Yasuke memes, true ones or not, but can't tell me about the armored cavalries of the Sokoto Caliphate, donzos, or Mossi raiders, then they're not as pro... ah, this is probably the wrong forum for this type of discussion.
If they're spreading yasuke memes, it probably just means that they watched the netflix series.
 
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