Sumo 101: Shitakubeya (dressing rooms)

Sumo Nov 15, 2018

Sumo 101: Shitakubeya (dressing rooms)

by John Gunning

Whether in the Kokugikan in Tokyo, or at one of the regional tournaments in Osaka, Nagoya or Fukuoka, sumo wrestlers warm up and prepare for their bouts in dressing rooms called shitakubeya. There are always two shitakubeya and they are designated East and West. Wrestlers who ...