"Ozumou.com" is an information site to learn Japanese Sumo in Q & A format.
Sumo is the best way to explore the tradition in the undercurrent of Japanese culture. In particular, it is useful to know the culture supporting Sumo to know the Edo culture. Japanese traditional human relations such as traditional etiquette in a company, workplace and family etc. are still living in Sumo world today as it was. In other words, if you look at the culture of Sumo, you will be able to know not only Japanese culture of old age but also know the current culture in Japan. At first glance, the Sumo world looks total different from daily life in Japan now. However, it has stubbornly maintained the tradition of Japanese culture. Of course, to say that and stick with tradition, it is changing little by little with the times. However, it appears not change much at the moment as the change is quite slow and partially occurs. If you look at the long span, it may be changed significantly. Whatever the case may be, If you want to know the Japanese culture, you should look at the own culture supporting Sumo. In particular, we recommend the foreigners interested in Japanese culture to study the world of Sumo. Then, you should be able to easily understand the behavior and thought flowing the undercurrent of Japanese culture today.

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  • Hitting Below the Belt: Japantown Hosts a Sumo Demonstration - San Francisco Foghorn September 23, 2017
    San Francisco FoghornHitting Below the Belt: Japantown Hosts a Sumo DemonstrationSan Francisco FoghornWhen I showed up at Japantown's Peace Plaza for their free sumo wrestling demonstrations, I was excited to see a quickly growing crowd, filled with children, undeterred by the afternoon's baking sun. What sumo wrestling lacks in a mainstream follow
  • Video: Max Holloway, Kazushi Sakuraba and two sumo wrestling champions trade war stories - UFC Japan - MMAmania.com September 22, 2017
    MMAmania.comVideo: Max Holloway, Kazushi Sakuraba and two sumo wrestling champions trade war stories - UFC JapanMMAmania.comWhat do you get when you put current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight champion Max Holloway, UFC Hall of Famer Kazushi Sakuraba and two Japanese Sumo Grand champions in the same room? Some good conversation over some .
  • Sumo helps with heavy lifting in language - The Japan Times September 18, 2017
    The Japan TimesSumo helps with heavy lifting in languageThe Japan TimesConsider today's column my personal testimony that the sport of sumo can be a very useful aid for learning the Japanese language. I suppose most of us first encounter sumo on NHK TV's daily broadcasts of the six annual 本場所 (honbasho, main ...
  • Sumo ring in Taiwan replaces dohyo pushed out after war - Asahi Shimbun September 18, 2017
    Asahi ShimbunSumo ring in Taiwan replaces dohyo pushed out after warAsahi ShimbunWhen Taiwan was under Japanese rule between 1895 and 1945, the park was called Dasi Park and was home to a Shinto shrine and a sumo ring. But the site was turned into an open-air theater after the ring was torn down in the postwar years.
  • Finally, non-Japanese residents can draw pensions after 10 years of paying in - The Japan Times September 17, 2017
    The Japan TimesFinally, non-Japanese residents can draw pensions after 10 years of paying inThe Japan TimesUnfortunately, Kim is arriving at the worst possible time from a sumo fan's point of view, as all the stables will be giving their wrestlers some time off to rest and recuperate following the September tournament. I put in some calls to a few stabl