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What is a sumo stable?

The Japan Sumo Association entrusts the training of sumo wrestlers to sumo stables. These stables are operated by elders (stable…

About the Grand Sumo Tournament

A Honbasho in Grand Sumo is the official location that serves as the basis for creating the Banzuke, which determines the rank a…

What is a Sumo Tokoyama?

In sumo, Japan's traditional national sport, a variety of people work behind the scenes. The "tokoyama," or "…

What is a Sumo yobidashi?

This section explores the role of the yobidashi, who is dressed in kimono and hakama, calls out the rikishi's shikona names …

What is a Sumo Gyoji?

When we think of sumo, the image of a gyoji wearing a large crow-shaped hat and waving a military banner comes to mind. The gyoj…

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