Tag: sumo


Day 94- Sumo

Sumo wrestling is spilt into six divisions- wrestlers in the top two divisions are known as sekitori, while lower division wrestlers are referred to as rikishi. Before each round of fighting can begin, each division of wrestlers will perform an opening ceremony- seeming to involve a stomp around the ring, a blessing and some ritualistic […]


Day 93- Waiting for the bus

Recently, I went to watch a big Sumo tournament in Fukuoaka. It was one of my favourite experiences in Japan so far! Rich in ceremony and tradition the whole day felt uniquely Japanese and was fascinating to watch. Before bouts, the Sumos sit at the side of the ring. They look a bit like an […]