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Sumo legend Kuhaulua is forever proud and thankful

Ferd Lewis
BISHOP MUSEUM
                                Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua held the Emperor’s Trophy he won in a 1972 tournament. He was the first foreigner to do so in the centuries-old sport.
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Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua held the Emperor’s Trophy he won in a 1972 tournament. He was the first foreigner to do so in the centuries-old sport.

FERD LEWIS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua flashed a shaka sign.
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FERD LEWIS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua flashed a shaka sign.

STAR-ADVERTISER / 1972
                                Jesse Kuhaulua made a triumphant return to Hawaii in August 1972 after becoming the first foreigner to win the Emperor’s Cup in the centuries-old sport of sumo.
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STAR-ADVERTISER / 1972

Jesse Kuhaulua made a triumphant return to Hawaii in August 1972 after becoming the first foreigner to win the Emperor’s Cup in the centuries-old sport of sumo.

BISHOP MUSEUM
                                Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua held the Emperor’s Trophy he won in a 1972 tournament. He was the first foreigner to do so in the centuries-old sport.
FERD LEWIS / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Jesse “Takamiyama” Kuhaulua flashed a shaka sign.
STAR-ADVERTISER / 1972
                                Jesse Kuhaulua made a triumphant return to Hawaii in August 1972 after becoming the first foreigner to win the Emperor’s Cup in the centuries-old sport of sumo.