Thinking outside the box has always been one of Lon's specialities and his work on the Ozeki, his analysis and the angles he comes up with are unequalled on the WWW in terms of applying new methodology to viewing sumo. Enter and enjoy.
Tamanoi today. In Tokyo's Adachi-ku, Tamanoi comes under EiC, MB's spotlight - just in case you have forgotten it is more than a homepage and is actually a full on sumo beya - one of the largest.
With its incredible series of ups and downs, 2008 will certainly go down as a year
in which the sumo landscape changed considerably. Seldom before have the issues plaguing
sumo at the year-end differed so substantially from those at the year's beginning. Read more...
November 30th 2008 marked 100 years since the death of the first Nishinoumi Kajiro, the
16th yokozuna. He was the first of three Nishinoumi in the history of ozumo, and the very
first rikishi to be identified as a yokozuna on the banzuke. Read more...
For at least 1500 years, from the time when the earliest known sumo carvings date,
sculptors have been fascinated by Japanís national sport. In 2009, Chris Cudlip, a
young artist from the UK, will seek to enhance his reputation as the latest sculptor
to tackle this fascinating artistic phenomenon. SFM Editor Chris Gould sought to find
out more about him. Read more...
was a classic looking figure in sumo, and briefly carried the sword
during Akebono's dohyo-iri. He was incredibly funny and would say some
things other rikishi wouldn't dare say. He was, of course, famous for
his froglike shikiri for which the Kyokai kept reprimanding him, the
crowd loved it! This ink jet print, ed. 100, 9.5 x 11 inches is signed
and numbered by the artist, available for $550. from the studio. Please