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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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  • Pictures of the day: March 25, 2017 - The Express Tribune March 25, 2017
    The Express TribunePictures of the day: March 25, 2017The Express TribuneJapanese Yokozuna or sumo grand champion Kisenosato (R) is thrown out of the ring by Mongolian Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) at the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka. PHOTO: AFP. US President Donald Trump sits in the drivers seat of a semi-truck ...
  • Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato to fight in Spring tourney despite injury - The Mainichi March 25, 2017
    Sumo: Yokozuna Kisenosato to fight in Spring tourney despite injuryThe MainichiOSAKA (Kyodo) -- Yokozuna Kisenosato will compete in the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday, a day after he suffered his first defeat as yokozuna and an injury in the process, his stablemaster, Tagonoura, said. The 30-year-old, the first Japanese ...
  • New US envoy to Japan seen focusing on investment, jobs - Nikkei Asian Review March 24, 2017
    Nikkei Asian ReviewNew US envoy to Japan seen focusing on investment, jobsNikkei Asian ReviewHagerty is known to have an affinity for Japan in his personal life as well. He is a fan of sumo wrestling, and two of his four children take karate lessons. He has also visited Japan with his family on vacation and went to the country at least twice ...and more »
  • Title chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss | The Japan Times - The Japan Times March 24, 2017
    The Japan TimesTitle chase heats up as Kisenosato suffers first loss | The Japan TimesThe Japan TimesOSAKA – Yokozuna Harumafuji sent Kisenosato tumbling down the ring to his first defeat as yokozuna — and left him with an injury — on Friday, the 13th day of ...and more »
  • Let's go to the museum / Wrestlers' palm prints leave big impression - The Japan News March 20, 2017
    The Japan NewsLet's go to the museum / Wrestlers' palm prints leave big impressionThe Japan NewsIn 1985, the museum moved to the current sumo arena, Ryogoku Kokugikan. The museum is run by the Japan Sumo Association. The palm print exhibition runs until April 21. From April 25, the museum will hold an exhibition featuring the white belts of ...