Tag - sumo-101

 
 

SUMO 101

SUMO
Sep 22, 2019
Sumo 101: Restaurants run by former rikishi
Sumo stable life is communal.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 21, 2019
Sumo 101: Championship scores
One of the side effects of having Hakuho, the greatest rikishi of all time, succeed another legend in Asashoryu at the top of the sumo pile, is that fans in recent years have become accustomed to seeing dominant championship performances.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 20, 2019
Sumo 101: Imperial family and sumo
You don't have to look far in sumo to find links with Japan's imperial family.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 18, 2019
Sumo 101: 'Dragons'
There are many ways of classifying rikishi and discussing those groups' various merits.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 17, 2019
Sumo 101: Sumo on the silver screen
For an activity as visually fascinating as sumo, there are precious few movies about the sport.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 16, 2019
Sumo 101: Presentation of new recruits
Sumo is a world filled with ritual and costume.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 15, 2019
Sumo 101: Banzuke-gai
It's common knowledge that the written banzuke (ranking sheet) contains the name of every single wrestler in professional sumo, from the yokozuna at the top right on down to those at the very bottom of the lowest (jonokuchi) division.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 14, 2019
Sumo 101: World championships
Broadly speaking, sumo is divided into two separate (but overlapping) sports.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 13, 2019
Sumo 101: Kaobure
Every day of a sumo tournament contains hundreds of bouts.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 12, 2019
Sumo 101: Kitanofuji
Sumo tournaments are shown daily on NHK. While the play-by-play men rotate, one ever present is acerbic color commentator Kitanofuji.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 11, 2019
Sumo 101: Technique and strategy
One of the defining features of sumo is how quickly bouts end.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 10, 2019
Sumo 101: Kuramae Kokugikan
The six yearly grand sumo tournaments are held at four locations.
Japan Times
SUMO
Sep 9, 2019
Sumo 101: Rikishi & social media
At first glance, sumo can seem intransigently stuck in the past.
SUMO
Sep 8, 2019
Sumo 101: Degeiko
The vast majority of a sumo wrestler's training bouts take place at home, against his own stablemates.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jul 21, 2019
Sumo 101: JSA chairman
The Japan Sumo Association's highest authority is the chairman of its board of directors.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jul 20, 2019
Sumo 101: Non-traditional training
Sumo is often described as a lifestyle rather than a sport.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jul 19, 2019
Sumo 101: Press club
Sumo receives extensive coverage year- round in the Japanese media.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jul 18, 2019
Sumo 101: Tsukebito
Sumo is a life built around the carrot and stick approach.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jul 17, 2019
Sumo 101: Regional tours
An oft-heard refrain from fans new to sumo is that wrestlers get paid huge sums for just a few seconds work each day.
Japan Times
SUMO
Jul 16, 2019
Sumo 101: Futabayama's win streak
Sumo fans these days have the privilege of being able to watch the greatest rikishi of all time live in the ring.

Longform

Traditional folk rituals like Mizudome-no-mai (dance to stop the rain) provide a sense of agency to a population that feels largely powerless in the face of the climate crisis.
As climate extremes intensify, Japan embraces ancient weather rituals