Writer: Trevor Raichura

I have lived in different parts of Japan since 1998, and am constantly amazed at the diversity of food, people, topography and customs that make up this small string of islands. The more I explore, the less I feel I know about the country, but the more I want to get out and see and experience! My hobbies include following the local sports scene, learning the language better and discovering new places.

Sumo Wrestling - Religion and Tradition in Sports

In this age of constant change and evolution, the ancient sport of sumo wrestling has remained relatively the same for the past 750+ years. Originally begun some 1,500 years ago as a celebration of peace on earth and bountiful harvests, the sumo tournament, now held six times a year, still pays tribute to its beginnings through various subtle rites and motions.

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