Sumo Wrestling

Sumo Wrestling is Japan’s national sport, and just like Japan it’s full of customs and traditions. Even though we’ve lived here almost 7 years, we know very little about it and had never seen or been to a tournament. Fortunately, Ruth’s friend Aya was willing to take us to our first tournament.

As you can see in the video, we thoroughly enjoyed the tournament and had so many questions. How does it work? How are wrestlers ranked? How does one win a tournament? How does one become a top player? How much food does a Sumo wrestler have to eat? These questions and more are all packed into our first ever video on Japan’s sport, Sumo wrestling.

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