Sumo

Become a sumo wrestler with the new top knot hairband from Japan

Channel your inner rikishi with a head-turning new fashion accessory.

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Ukrainian sumo wrestlers take refuge in Japan to train for upcoming tournaments

What better place for them to train than the birthplace of sumo?

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Sumo wrestler vs. 16-month-old toddler: The cutest match you’ll ever see【Video】

Young child’s debut in the ring is a knockout!

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Why are these people ceremonially taking scissors to a bag of Japanese sausages?【Video】

Schau Essen gets surreal in its latest ad that’s triggering laughter and tears.

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Sumo salt shaker steals the show in new range of Japanese wrestler goods

Add ceremonial salt to your fries, fight in the ring on a pouch, and watch a wrestler grow in your water glass. 

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Pokémon and Japan Sumo Association announce partnership

Pokémon will appear on kensho hata and keshomawashi at sumo grand tournaments in Tokyo and Fukuoka.

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Sumo wrestler loses 104 matches in a row, retires as holder of longest professional slump

Shonanzakura steps away from the ring, but not without high praise from his coach and fans.

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Nike commercial about gender inequality in Japan receives backlash online【Video】

 New clip points out facts about football, baseball, and sumo in Japan…but not all Japanese are behind it. 

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Retired sumo champion swaps loincloth for a baker’s apron and their bread wows us 【Taste Test】

More ways than one to get that bread.

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High school students rapidly losing interest in sumo teams because too “painful,” “scary,” and “naked”

Those three words sound like a good time to me, but I guess I’m the weird one…

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Japan Sumo Association prepares a sakura-styled sumo screenshot game for your pleasure

Use your speedy fingers to unite a sumo wrestler with his sakura mochi!

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What’s it like to watch a sumo tournament in Tokyo during the pandemic?

We take you through a day at the sumo, with all-new procedures, restrictions and perks for spectators.

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Sumo wrestler quits over COVID-19 fears, breaks no-social-media rule doing so

They can’t fire him. He quit.

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Sumo wrestlers stage group escape from dormitory over disagreements with master’s wife

With stablemaster in poor health and out of the picture, new rules were put in place, prompting escape to karaoke box.

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Photo of exciting end of sumo match looks like…a VERY different kind of excitement

Fight’s over, but to some it looks like love is about to begin.

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Woman attempting suicide in Tokyo has life saved by 20 sumo wrestlers

Large group of gigantic men makes big difference in crisis.

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28-year-old sumo wrestler dies after contracting coronavirus

“Like the fighter he was, he tenaciously fought against the illness until the very end.”

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Indulge in this sumo, public bath-themed room during your next stay in Tokyo’s Harajuku district

“Dosukoi” is the next iteration of themed travel accommodations being offered by the fun and inventive Moshi Moshi Rooms.

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The bigger they are… Smallest top sumo wrestler takes on yokozuna with amazing result【Video】

Grand champion Hakuho had a 59-kilogram (130-pound), 34-centimeter (9.4-inch) advantage on his opponent.

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Japan’s smallest sumo wrestler has clever message of inspiration if you look carefully

Sometimes a little change in perception is all you need. 

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