Posted by: hideki
I went to see Grand Sumo September Tournament at the Kokugikan in Ryogoku, Tokyo.
That was my first experience with the view of a sumo match.
Tokyo Sky Tree that is under construction is hiding behind the Kokugikan.
As you know, sumo is Japan's national sport, but what surprised me most was that Kokugikan was filled with ‘international atmosphere’ … about half of the spectators are people from overseas and about half of the sumo wrestlers in top division are from foreign countries.
Information in English are helpful to tourists from abroad.
Yokozuna Hakuho won … 56-match winning streak.
If you are interested in sumo, please go to http://www.sumo.or.jp/eng/index.html
Every year we have 6 Grand Sumo Tournaments.
January Grand Sumo Tournament : at Tokyo (Kokugikan)
March Grand Sumo Tournament : at Osaka (Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium)
May Grand Sumo Tournament : at Tokyo (Kokugikan)
July Grand Sumo Tournament : at Nagoya (Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium)
September Grand Sumo Tournament : at Tokyo (Kokugikan)
November Grand Sumo Tournament : at Fukuoka (Fukuoka Kokusai Center)
Sumo world has lost credibility from some scandals … who is going to boost sumo's popularity?
Posted by: hideki (September 22, 2010 1:33 PM)