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.

 

Hanzou

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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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