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35 Things to Do in Ryogoku, the Traditional Town of Sumo, in 2019

Ryogoku is a district most commonly associated with the popular Japanese sport of sumo. Sumo tournaments have taken place in the Ryogoku Kokugikan (sumo stadium) and sumo stables in the area for over a century and attract visitors from far and wide who come to get a glimpse of the giant wrestlers. The neighbourhood is…

A Day in the Life of a Sumo Wrestler

Sumo wrestlers are known as “rikishi” in Japanese. Every wrestler belongs to a particular stable in Japan, which is ruled by a retired wrestler known as “oyakata”, meaning boss. They’re known to be good wrestlers during their prime. The wife of an oyakata is known as “okamisan.” They also play as supportive members of the…

5 Leading Japanese Martial Arts

Japan is a country where people have a big interest in sports. Sports, originally in Japan, was often associated with culture. For these reasons, some traditional Japanese sports and especially martial art still exists and Japan and still have a huge audience. we are listing here some of the most popular ones. 1. Sumo jp.fotolia.com/…

SUMO Fighter! The King of the Ring!

SUMO WRESTLING Sumo is a Japanese style of a competitive full contact wrestling sport. In general, it is organized on a circular ring, which is known as “Dohyo” in Japanese.And inside the ring, there are two wrestlers (“Rikishi” in Japanese) who attempt to force each other to lose balance. The one who would make the…