Sumo 101: Ryogoku

Sumo Sep 17, 2018

Sumo 101: Ryogoku

by John Gunning

Sumo is Japan's national sport and can be seen from one end of the country to the other in both official tournaments as well as regional tours. The birthplace of the sport is in modern day Nara Prefecture, and on that site now stands the ...

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Sumo Apr 25, 2016

Kotoyuki, Ikioi reach sekiwake rank

Kotoyuki and Ikioi both won promotion to sekiwake, sumo's third-highest rank, as the Japan Sumo Association released its rankings for the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Kotoyuki, 25, defeated one yokozuna and two ozeki as he went on to secure an impressive 12-3 record ...

A big day out at the sumo

Lifestyle | CHILD'S PLAY Aug 20, 2013

A big day out at the sumo

by Jason Jenkins

They're sweaty, they're chubby and they love pushing each other around. But enough about the folks at my family reunion, let's talk about sumo. This quintessentially Japanese sport is a lot of fun to witness with kids, and the Ryogoku neighborhood surrounding Tokyo's Kokugikan ...