Sumo wrestlers make beefy salute to first day of Japan's new era

Sumo May 1, 2019

Sumo wrestlers make beefy salute to first day of Japan's new era

Sumo's biggest stars joined some 70 fellow heavyweights of the sport in using their bodies to spell out the two kanji characters representing Japan's new imperial era name, as the country celebrated the enthronement of its new emperor Wednesday. The wrestlers from the top two ...

Sumo 101: Souvenirs

Sumo Mar 14, 2019

Sumo 101: Souvenirs

by John Gunning

Sumo is a unique sport and its merchandising reflects that fact. While many sports rely heavily on wearable items like hats, T-shirts, and replica uniforms, sumo tends to focus more on traditional Japanese goods and edibles. Tegata (autographed handprints), banzuke (ranking sheets) as well as various ...