"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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    National Post'My ideal body is … a sumo wrestler': In super-skinny Japan, Naomi Watanabe is plus-sized and proudNational PostAt 220 pounds, the 29-year-old comedian is double the average weight of Japanese women her age. “My ideal body is that of a sumo wrestler — big but muscular,” Watanabe laughed during an interview at a production company studi
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    Japanese sumo fans can rejoiceThe Japan TimesThere's only one problem. For years, Japanese people have been voicing concern that foreign sumo wrestlers are dominating the sport. They're too strong and Japanese wrestlers can't compete with them. There was even talk of splitting Japanese and ...
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