Kemari is a football game, popular in Japan during the Heian period. Kemari has been revived in modern times; the first evidence of Kemari is from 644 AD. The rules were standardized from the 13th century; the game was influenced by the Chinese sport of Cuju. The characters for Kemari are the same as Cuju in Chinese; the sport was introduced to Japan during the Asuka period. Nowadays, it is played in Shinto shrines for festivals. George H. W. Bush played the game on one of his presidential visits to Japan, it is a non-competitive sport. The object of Kemari is to keep one ball in the air, with all players cooperating to do so. Players may use any body part with the exception of arms and hands – their head, knees and depending on the rules, elbows to keep the ball aloft; the ball, known as a mari, is made of deerskin with the hair facing inside and the hide on the outside. The ball is stuffed with barley grains to give it shape; when the hide has set in this shape, the grains are removed from the ball, it is sewn together using the skin of a horse.

The one who kicks the ball is called a mariashi. A good mariashi makes it easy for the receiver to control the mari, serves it with a soft touch to make it easy to keep the mari in the air. Kemari is played on about 6 -- 7 meters squared; the uniforms that the players wear are reminiscent of the clothes of the Asuka age and include a crow hat. This type of clothing was called kariginu and it was fashionable at that time. Cuju Footbag Keepie uppie

Hans Steinhoff

Hans Steinhoff was a German film director, best known for the propaganda films he made in the Nazi era. Steinhoff started his career as a stage actor in the 1900s and worked as a stage director, he directed his first silent film Clothes Make the Man, the adaption of a novel by Gottfried Keller, in 1921. Steinhoff was a convinced Nazi and directed many propaganda films, he sometimes wore his Nazi party membership button on the film set, his most notable films were Hitlerjunge Quex, an influential propaganda film for the Hitler Youth, Ohm Krüger, for which he won the Mussolini Cup at the 1941 Venice Film Festival. On April 20, 1945, during the last war days, Steinhoff tried to escape from Berlin on the last flight to Madrid; the plane was shot down by the Soviet Red Army and all passengers died. Billy Wilder, who wrote some screenplays for Steinhoff during the early 1930s, said about him: "A man without any talent, he was a Nazi a Hundred-percent-one. But there were many Nazis who had talent. I would never say that Leni Riefenstahl didn't have talent...

But I say about Steinhoff, that he was an idiot, not because he was a Nazi, but a bad director." Steinhoff was very unpopular with many of his actors, Hans Albers called him "the greatest asshole of the century", while O. W. Fischer referred to him as "browner than Joseph Goebbels and blacker than Heinrich Himmler; the False Dimitri Inge Larsen Man Against Man Countess Maritza The Man Who Sold Himself Sons in Law Vienna - Berlin The Master of Death Family Gathering in the House of Prellstein The Tragedy of a Lost Soul The Bordello in Rio Angst When the Guard Marches The Alley Cat The Three Kings Love's Carnival My Leopold Headfirst into Happiness The Paw The True Jacob Scampolo Madame Wants No Children Love Must Be Understood Hitlerjunge Quex Decoy The Island Enjoy Yourselves Mother and Child The Old and the Young King A Woman of No Importance Gestern und heute Tanz auf dem Vulkan, with Gustaf Gründgens as Jean-Gaspard Deburau Robert Koch The Vulture Wally Ohm Krüger Rembrandt Gabriele Dambrone Melusine Hans Steinhoff on IMDb

Wilson Reiff Stearly

Wilson Reiff Stearly was the fourth bishop of Newark in The Episcopal Church from 1927 to 1935. Stearly was born on May 8, 1869, in Philadelphia, the son of Wilson Stearly and Mary Reiff, he was raised as a Reformed Christian. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Philadelphia High School in 1886. Afterwards, he spent a year studying in Berlin. In 1887 he enrolled at the Union Theological Seminary and graduated in 1889, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity from Kenyon College in 1915 and from Case Western Reserve University in 1916. Stearly was ordained a minister in the Reformed Church in 1889 and served as pastor of Hough Avenue Reformed Church in Cleveland, Ohio between 1889 and 1899, he joined the Episcopal Church and was ordained deacon on June 10, 1900, a priest on July 31, 1900, by Bishop William Andrew Leonard of Ohio. He became rector of Emmanuel Church in Cleveland and remained there till 1909 ehwn he became recrtor of the Church of Holy Apostles in Philadelphia. In 1912 he became rector of St Luke's Church in New Jersey.

Stearly was elected Suffragan Bishop of Newark in May 1915 and was consecrated in St Luke's Church on October 21, 1915, by Edwin Stevens Lines, Bishop of Newark. On May 22, 1917, he was elected Coadjutor Bishop of Newark and succeeded as diocesan bishop on October 25, 1927, he resigned as Bishop of Newark due to ill health and was succeeded by the Coadjutor Bishop of Newark Benjamin M. Washburn in November 1935. Stearly died on November 1941, in Millburn, New Jersey. Stearly married Helen B. Neuhauser on February 12, 1895, together had three children