Eduardo de Paz
In the wake of the cancelled London basho, Eduardo urges the Japanese authorities to better engage with sumo's sizeable European fanbase - or possibly pay a long-term developmental price.
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.
Chris Gould / Mark Buckton
CG throws in a bonanza of Hatsu images with a couple of MB's along for the ride. Also view the exclusive - seen nowhere else on the WWW - shots of the exhibition at the sumo museum.
The Junior Sumo World Championships was begun in 1999 and
was open to males under 18 years of age. It sought to develop the
next generation of sumo athletes, mostly so that the international
amateur sumo scene would have greater depth. Upon a little investigation,
I was a little surprised at how many current and recent sekitori got
their start after competing in this under-18 grade. Read more...
In the world of professional sumo, Europe has become the new Wild West,
an area far from the capital of the sumo world, that, it seems, those in
power are not too interested in visiting because, perhaps in part, it is
unknown and unexplored. Read more...
The year 2009 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth (and 40th anniversary
of the death) of former yokozuna Musashiyama, a man who possessed unsurpassed
potential and ability, but was forever unable to fulfil his promise.
For all the sumo related news, views, tournament
coverage and historical analysis you will ever need -
in English, French, German and Spanish.
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