"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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  • Tochinoshin still unbeaten; Hakuho, Kakuryu both win - The Japan Times May 22, 2018
    The Japan TimesTochinoshin still unbeaten; Hakuho, Kakuryu both winThe Japan Times5 maegashira Kotoshogiku (6-4) in half a second, earning an easy win but also the disapproval of some sumo purists in the crowd for his use of a frowned-upon evasive technique. Sekiwake Tochinoshin used brute force to overcome No. 4 Chiyotairyu (4-6) ...
  • Tochinoshin stays perfect at Summer Basho - The Japan Times May 21, 2018
    The Japan TimesTochinoshin stays perfect at Summer BashoThe Japan TimesSekiwake Tochinoshin retained his lead and a perfect record with an easy victory over No. 3 maegashira Daieisho on Monday, the ninth day of the 15-day Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. Tochinoshin, who could be promoted to sumo's second-highest rank ...and more »
  • Japanese women take on sumo over gender ban - The Times May 20, 2018
    The TimesJapanese women take on sumo over gender banThe TimesThe Japanese sport of sumo faces losing its tax-free status because of its refusal to allow women into the wrestling ring. Campaigners have demanded that the government revoke the Japan Sumo Association's status as a “public interest corporation” after ...
  • Live the sumo life: Understanding an ancient Japanese tradition - Las Vegas Sun May 18, 2018
    Live the sumo life: Understanding an ancient Japanese traditionLas Vegas SunSumo wrestling is more than 2,000 years old and has remained largely unchanged since its inception. It is Japan's most popular professional spectator sport but has waned in viewership and participation in recent years. With the sport practiced in more ...