Sumo 101: Ichimon

Sumo May 12, 2019

Sumo 101: Ichimon

by John Gunning

Sumo's family unit is the stable. A wrestler's life is defined by his heya (stable) to such an extent that "family" is no mere analogy. While they may not be related by blood, a stablemaster and his wrestlers live, eat and sleep in the same building ...