On 20 September 2008, the Meguro International Friendship Association (MIFA) organized a trip for a selected group of international students (留学生） and local MIFA members to the Sumo Stadium in Ryugoku. And I happened to be one of the international students on this trip. We started off by bus from Nakameguro at about 14:30hrs and arrived at Ryugoku Kokugikan an hour later.
This was the 7th day of the 15 day tournament.Though we sat very far from the ring, we were able to follow the proceedings easily. The Stadium was packed.It was so amazing to see those big guys move around, push and throw each other to the ground. Yokozuna Hakuho was a marvel to watch. No wonder, he emerged as the winner at the end of the tournament. Here are some of the random photos from the event: