ca. 1880’s, [ambrotype portrait, housed in a kiri-wood case, of a gentleman wearing a traditional Shinto priest’s robe and cap] 

"It should be noted that the attire worn by Shinto priests and that worn by Sumo ring judges (called "gyoji") are almost identical, although the gyoji did not start using this costume until 1910."

via Charles Schwartz Photography

ca. 1880’s, [ambrotype portrait, housed in a kiri-wood case, of a gentleman wearing a traditional Shinto priest’s robe and cap]

"It should be noted that the attire worn by Shinto priests and that worn by Sumo ring judges (called "gyoji") are almost identical, although the gyoji did not start using this costume until 1910."

via Charles Schwartz Photography