Sumo 101: Regional tours

Sumo Jul 17, 2019

Sumo 101: Regional tours

by John Gunning

An oft-heard refrain from fans new to sumo is that wrestlers get paid huge sums for just a few seconds work each day. It's one of the more common misconceptions, along with thinking that success in Japan's national sport is just a matter of eating ...

Exhibition events bring sumo to new audience

Sumo Aug 30, 2017

Exhibition events bring sumo to new audience

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Jungyo is similar to baseball's spring training for sumo; wrestlers are more relaxed and laid back, and fans have more opportunities to interact with the giant fellows. Some of the venues provide an unusual atmosphere not normally seen at the six regular tournaments each year. On ...