Osaka Sumo Tournament (March)
Sumo, that sacred sport, which seems to come straight out of the ancient Japanese legends. What if you could see a tournament in the big city of Osaka?
The Sumotori, Japanese Stadium Gods
Amusing or terrifying, but always mysterious, sumo wrestling is fascinating. Japanese wrestling, or sumotori, is a sport that has its roots in religion, but is still very much alive today, watched on TV and in stadiums, and followed closely by male and female fans alike. What one goes to see at a sumo tournament is not only these giants clashing on their earthen arena, but one also goes for the atmosphere of the place, the shouts of encouragement from the audience, the referee's costume, the rituals of the rikishi (another name for Sumo) who are focusing before the fight, etc...
Attend a Sumo tournament in Osaka
The city of Osaka is known as the gastronomic capital of Japan, but also especially for its lively neighborhoods, and its good atmosphere. The EDION Arena Osaka is the venue for the annual Sumo tournaments in March.