Mark Kent - English pro-wrestler and amateur heavyweight sumotori -
takes us through the first month or so of his training and preparation
for the various European events lined up in in 2007.
Five thousand yen is all it took to get me started on collecting
sumo menko. This is the amount a kind old lady at a little
old-fashioned toy shop in Kyushu charged for an unopened box of 1958
Dash 7-8 sumo menko... Read more...
The Oxford English Dictionary lists a souvenir as; a memento of an
occasion, place etc. While this may or may not be a description that
stands in-sync with the majority of opinions on the subject, the fact
is that souvenirs are part and parcel of any sport / entertainment in
the modern era.... Read more...
Among a group of giant rikishi over 200 cm tall, there is the name
of one Showa Era (1926-1989) rikishi commemorated. His name is
Dewagatake Bunjiro; a man who stood 206 cm tall and weighed 200 kg at
one time. In Japan at the time there was no one as tall and as heavy as
Dewagatake and his size eventually determined his fate. Fortunately for
Ozumo... Read more...
Mark Kent's first mawashi adventure was less than a year ago but
within months of being introduced to the sport he was representing the
United Kingdom at the Sumo World Championships in Sakai City, near
Osaka. During the tournament he caught the SFM Editor-in-Chief's eye -
sadly for all the wrong reasons - as he left Japan without a single
shiroboshi to his name.... Read more...
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