"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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  • Japan's sumo panel questions grand champion Harumafuji about ... - South China Morning Post November 19, 2017
    South China Morning PostJapan's sumo panel questions grand champion Harumafuji about ...South China Morning PostA crisis management team formed by Japanese sumo administrators questioned grand champion Harumafuji on Sunday for the first time over an assault on ...and more »
  • Sumo grand champion Harumafuji tells police he assaulted wrestler - Kyodo News Plus November 18, 2017
    Kyodo News PlusSumo grand champion Harumafuji tells police he assaulted wrestlerKyodo News PlusThe victim, an eighth-ranked maegashira, was injured and has not fought at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament that started Sunday. A medical certificate disclosed by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday showed Takanoiwa sustained injuries on Oct. 26 ...Sumo champion
  • Sumo star Harumafuji tells police he assaulted fellow wrestler - The Mainichi November 17, 2017
    Sumo star Harumafuji tells police he assaulted fellow wrestlerThe MainichiThe victim, an eighth-ranked maegashira, was injured and has not fought at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament that started Sunday. A medical certificate disclosed by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday showed Takanoiwa sustained injuries on Oct. 26 ...
  • SUMO ABC (64) / Disciple of 'White Wolf' expected to be as good as his mentor - The Japan News November 17, 2017
    SUMO ABC (64) / Disciple of 'White Wolf' expected to be as good as his mentorThe Japan NewsThis is another interesting aspect of sumo. Actually, the kanji in his real name are also difficult to read. Kanji used in both his first and family names, Fumiya Utetsu, may not be automatically displayed when typed on a personal computer set to the ...