"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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  • Osaka watches sumo match, and she likes it - Business Mirror September 18, 2018
    Business MirrorOsaka watches sumo match, and she likes itBusiness MirrorTOKYO—Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan's national sport of sumo and said she liked it. Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the US Open to become the first ...'I do things my own way
  • Sumo: Kisenosato earns winning record on Day 10 of Autumn meet - The Mainichi September 18, 2018
    The MainichiSumo: Kisenosato earns winning record on Day 10 of Autumn meetThe MainichiKisenosato won his second makuuchi division championship on his yokozuna debut in March 2017, when he became the first Japan-born wrestler to gain promotion to sumo's highest rank in 19 years. But since winning the back-to-back titles, the 32-year-old ...and more »
  • Sumo: Kisenosato bounces back with win over Tochinoshin on Day 9 - The Mainichi September 17, 2018
    The MainichiSumo: Kisenosato bounces back with win over Tochinoshin on Day 9The MainichiThe sole Japanese yokozuna, fighting for his career after missing an unprecedented eight meets due to a left chest muscle injury, resisted Tochinoshin's attempt to throw him out and pushed the ozeki over the straw with a right-handed belt grab ...Hakuho, Kakuryu rema
  • Naomi Osaka shows deep Japanese roots by watching sumo - Tampa Bay Times September 17, 2018
    Tampa Bay TimesNaomi Osaka shows deep Japanese roots by watching sumoTampa Bay TimesTOKYO (AP) — Naomi Osaka showed how deep her Japanese roots run: She went to watch Japan's national sport of sumo and said she liked it. Osaka is in Tokyo this week to play in the Pan Pacific Open, just a week after she won the U.S. Open to become ...Osaka victory tour s
  • Sumo: Mongolian grand champs still spotless, Kisenosato upset again - Kyodo News Plus September 16, 2018
    Kyodo News PlusSumo: Mongolian grand champs still spotless, Kisenosato upset againKyodo News PlusMongolian grand champions Hakuho and Kakuryu secured winning records Sunday, while their Japanese counterpart Kisenosato took a second loss on the eighth day of the 15-day Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In the day's final bout, Hakuho earned his ...