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Sumo SMACK Down


Japanese heavyweigh­t wrestlers face off in a rare glimpse of the country just before its rapid industrial­isation. the scene was captured by British-italian Felice Beato, who was one of the world’s first war photograph­ers. He shot the Crimean War and rebellions of india and China before going to Japan. it was here that

Beato also learnt to hand-colour his images by applying Japanese watercolou­r-painting and print-making techniques. 1877

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