By the time you are all reading this, I will have ran in my first (and last) marathon. Something that has been on my bucket list for many years and I was finally able to get to the long training involved in making it happen. I've come to realize my body is too old at this point to make long-distance runs a habit, but I do enjoy the 6-10 mile run limit a lot more than these multiple-hour runs. Speaking of old I happened upon this old circa 1918 bookmark card (B-series) of Ozeki Asashio. Bookmark cards are actually one of the hardest series to find in all eras and this one has had it's fair share of love. Asashio was an active wrestler for over 16 years and retired as an Ozeki in 1919 and the old age of 35, something very uncommon for wrestlers these days. He died at the ripe, old age of 82, which was even more uncommon among wresters of that era.
This bookmark card has a nice hand drawn image of Asashio in his mawashi with stylistic flower images on both the front and back. The back clearly indicates this is a Shiori "bookmark" with a nice, large gunbai image below that. It measure 1 3/8" x 5 3/8".