In the Sumo Stadium for the very first time!

October 2, 2008 by: Clement Nyirenda

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:

This is the place

This is the place

Why is the referee smaller?What if the giants fall on him?Just thinking aloud!

Why is the referee smaller? What if the giants fall on him? Just thinking aloud!

Ganbare!

Ganbare!

Some is smiling!

Someone is smiling!

The sponsor flags being taken around the ring

The sponsor flags being taken around the ring...I think on the left is Baruto (Estonian) and on the right is Yokozuna Hakuho (Mongolian).Those of you in the know, please correct me if I am wrong

I like this!

I like this!

も一度お願いします。(One more time please)

も一度お願いします。(One more time please)

Here we go!

Here we go!

Filed under: Japan,Sumo
Tags: Hakuho, Meguro, Nakameguro, Stadium, Sumo, Tokyo

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5 Responses to “In the Sumo Stadium for the very first time!”
  1. Gerri says:

    Wow!! I really wish I was there to experience all you are experiencing. From what I have seen and heard, those guys may have some weight on them but they are relatively fit and agile.

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  2. Jayaprakash says:

    Hi Clement,

    You already saw Sumo! great. Ever since I came to Japan, I wished to watch a Sumo competition. Since I have no friend interested in such kinds of things here in Japan, it is getting delayed. I also blog about my experiences in Japan. Nice to meet you here and thanks for accepting my friendship from StumpleUpon.

    Regards
    Jayaprakash

  3. Jordan says:

    You are enjoying yourself in Japan. Continue having a good time.

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