Sunday, June 03, 2018

sumobeya

Untitled Satoshi and I have been seeing sumotori (Japanese wrestlers) in our neighborhood.

A quick look online showed that we have a sumobeya (stable) in our neighborhood.

The Onoe sumobeya (stable) has been around since 2006.

The most "famous" sumotori from this stable is Baruto, an Estonian who went as high as ozeki in the sumo ranks.

Quite a novelty to see these sumotori out and about in our area.

On a side note, if you are familiar with sumo, over the years there were 4 wrestlers from Hawaii (Takamiyama, Konishiki, Akebono & Musashimaru).

Hope to catch the wrestlers from Onoe sumobeya practicing one day.

8 comments:

jalna said...

O-M-G, Kat!! Me and Landon are hooked on Grand Sumo Highlights on NHK. I was so happy when Kakuryu won the recent tournament and learned that Tochinoshin will make Ozeki. Our regret is that we didn't get into it sooner so that we could've watched Hakuho dominate. We're always sad when a tournament ends and can't wait the 2 months for the next one.

K and S said...

Jalna, I heard that they also have exhibition matches here and there. Oh and Sunrise tours (JTB) has a tour for foreigners where you can go see the sumo tournament.

Take care!
Kat

Barbara said...

Hi Kat, luv following your blog! I’m a sansei born & raised in Southern California. Japan is my favorite place to visit. Have you been to Maisen in Omotesando? Best tonkatsu. Give it a try, I think you’ll like it. There are a few Maisen in the Tokyo area but the one in Omotesando is located in an old bath house.
Barbara

K and S said...

Thank you for reading Barbara. We’ve been to the one in Osaka, but will definitely check out the one you’ve suggested, the atmosphere sounds interesting!

Take care!
Kat

KirkK said...

That's really neat Kat.....

Rowena said...

bath houses, sumo stables, wow Kat, it's like "discovering" Japan all over again with daily observations in your new 'hood.

K and S said...

indeed Kirk :)

Take care.
Kat

K and S said...

Thanks Rowena :)

Take care.
Kat