Crash Course: Sumo

Six months of the year, I actually turn on my television. As the only channels we really get are the public NHK ones, I often don't bother ... Japanese game shows have yet to grow on me. But when the sumo tournaments are on, I'm glued to my set for at least the final hour.... Continue Reading →

Experience: Attending a Sumo Practice

There‚Äôs nothing like a sumo match. Salt throwing, knee slapping behemoths in a sandy ring, waiting for some unspoken cue to attempt to topple each other over. I saw my first sumo tournament from the cheap seats of the Tokyo Kokugikan (sumo stadium) and something in me became thoroughly captivated by this sweaty sport with... Continue Reading →

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