"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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  • Mongolian Hakuho smashes sumo record with 1048th win - Reuters July 21, 2017
    ReutersMongolian Hakuho smashes sumo record with 1048th winReutersTOKYO (Reuters) - Mongolian sumo wrestler Hakuho on Friday smashed the record for most career wins in Japan's national sport as the 'yokozuna', or grand champion, took down Takayasu in a frenetic bout to deafening cheers at the Nagoya Grand Sumo ...Hakuho sets all-time wins reco
  • Sumo wrestlers: They're big in Japan - Times LIVE - Times LIVE July 20, 2017
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  • Photos: Japan's Gaijin rikishis shed past lives to live, breathe sumo - Hindustan Times July 20, 2017
    Hindustan TimesPhotos: Japan's Gaijin rikishis shed past lives to live, breathe sumoHindustan TimesEntering the world of Japanese sumo is to eat, live, and breathe Japanese - from the samurai-style topknots to the rigid hierarchy. But the tough training and centuries old traditions have put off many local youth from the sport, leaving sumo to be ...
  • Inside the secret world of Japan's elite sumo wrestlers who munch ... - The Sun July 19, 2017
    The SunInside the secret world of Japan's elite sumo wrestlers who munch ...The SunFASCINATING photos have captured the curious world of sumo wrestlers in the Japanese city of Nagoya.and more »