"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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  • SUMO/ Tochinoshin withdraws from Nagoya tourney with toe injury ... - Asahi Shimbun July 14, 2018
    Asahi ShimbunSUMO/ Tochinoshin withdraws from Nagoya tourney with toe injury ...Asahi ShimbunNew ozeki Tochinoshin announced his withdrawal from the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament on July 14, citing a right big toe injury he suffered when he lost to ...and more »
  • 'The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine': A sumo subplot stands out in a crowded film - The Japan Times July 10, 2018
    The Japan Times'The Chrysanthemum and the Guillotine': A sumo subplot stands out in a crowded filmThe Japan TimesTrue, the Guillotine Society advocated gender and class equality at a time when Japanese society was rigidly patriarchal and hierarchal, but its murderous methods fueled reactionary fires. I was reminded of the Weathermen, American radic
  • Big names shine on second day of Nagoya Basho - The Japan Times July 9, 2018
    The Japan TimesBig names shine on second day of Nagoya BashoThe Japan TimesMongolians Kakuryu and Hakuho are the only yokozuna competing after Japanese yokozuna Kisenosato pulled out of this meet due to a chest muscle injury he suffered over a year ago. Despite their mixed fates on Day 1, Takayasu and Goeido, who fight as ...
  • Sumo Dog Vacates Koreatown to Shift Gears to Santa Monica - Eater LA July 6, 2018
    Eater LASumo Dog Vacates Koreatown to Shift Gears to Santa MonicaEater LALate last year, Sumo Dog did a collaboration with a number of local chefs, including Jon & Vinny and Nancy Silverton. Chef Jeffrey Lunak takes Japanese ingredients like furikake, keypie mayo, green onion, and wasabi relish and places them on high ...
  • Sumo: Kakuryu aims for hat trick in Kisenosato's absence - The Mainichi July 6, 2018
    The MainichiSumo: Kakuryu aims for hat trick in Kisenosato's absenceThe MainichiBut the Japan Sumo Association's director of judging, elder Onomatsu, said Friday that the most important thing is for the yokozuna to return when he is fit and not before. "As good a sumo wrestler as he is, I'm willing to wait," Onomatsu said ...