Sumo in Hawaii, 1914.

Famous Japanese Wrestler Arrives.

The Japanese of Honolulu are lately planning to welcome the famous Japanese wrestler named Tachiyama.

He is the wrestling champion in Japan, and famous because the other wrestlers can’t topple him, according to the rules of that sport.

This Japanese and his fellow wrestlers are on their tour around the world, staying at each place they will visit, and while he is here in town, the Japanese here who are skilled in that sport will try to face him, and so too other famous contestants here of other ethnicities.

According to the Japanese who have seen him and are familiar with this famed wrestler, the people here will be astounded when they see him, when this Japanese enters into the wrestling ring.

(Kuokoa, 7/10/1914, p. 5)

HOEA MAI HE KEPANI HAKOKOA KAULANA

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LII, Helu 28, Aoao 5, Iulai 10, 1914.

Deer imported from Japan in 1867

Seven Deer—The Hawaiian Consul in Japan sent to our Benevolent King Kapuaiwa, eight live deer, however one died at sea. These deer were given as a gift to our King. We hear that these deer will be shipped to Molokai and set free; perhaps they will increase should they all live healthily for a long time. We recall that some were taken to Parker Ranch in Waimea, but what became of those deer; maybe they are roaming the cold forests of that mountainous land [aina mauna], and maybe they gave birth to young and are multiplying and becoming abundant on that island.

(Kuokoa, 12/21/1867, p. 2)

He Mau Dia Ehiku

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 51, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 21, 1867.