"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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  • Restoration of sumo wrestling ring at Taoyuan park to be finished in July - Taipei Times May 23, 2017
    Taipei TimesRestoration of sumo wrestling ring at Taoyuan park to be finished in JulyTaipei TimesThe restoration of a sumo wrestling ring in Taoyuan built during the Japanese colonial era is expected to be completed in July, and sumo star Yokozuna is to be invited to perform, Taoyuan officials said. The ring, the only one of its kind in the nation ...
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