SUMO


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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.

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Tokyo Sky Tree that is under construction is hiding behind the Kokugikan.

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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.

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Information in English are helpful to tourists from abroad.

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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?



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