Brothers in Sumo Part 2

Brian Lewin
This month, in our second half, we will take a look at some of the most popular currently active brothers in sumo. How many are there? The answer may surprise you. I know it surprised me ... Read more...

Yokozuna Comparisons

Joe Kuroda
At the Prime Ministerís Official Residence, Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi presented the Japan Pro-Sports Awardís Prime Ministerís Cup to the 2005 winner yokozuna Asashoryu ... Read more...

Sekiwake Takanobori

John Gunning
Recruitment into the world of Ozumo happens in a variety of ways. Many Japanese wrestlers come straight from high school or college sumo, whilst the Europeans are often scouted at ... Read more...

The Wife behind the Yokozuna

Barbara Ann Klein
Who is Tamiraa Gombosuren some of you, the majority perhaps, will ask? She is quite simply the wife of Asashoryu and mother of Ichinkhorloo and Jemiandorj as far as most sumo fans are concerned. As far as our Editor is concerned however, ... Read more...

Hatsu Basho Review

Lon Howard
If one listened closely to the pre-Hatsu buzz surrounding Ozeki Tochiazuma, the word ‘yusho’ was not audible. Instead, words like “survival” and “sekiwake” fluttered about because ... Read more...

Lower Division Rikishi

Mikko Mattila
The 2006 Hatsu Basho had a number of prospects competing at career high ranks in makushita, and the younger rikishi, in particular, were in the spotlight right to the end of a 7-man play-off. The makushita yusho winner was ... Read more...

Photo Bonanza!

John Gunning
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our photo bonanza is worth a million. As the next best thing to actually being there Read more...

Sumo Odds ’n’ Ends

SFM's ever growing interactive elements, now include letters sent in by SFM readers, Henka Sightings during honbasho and Elevator Rikishi!

Cartoon Bonanza

Look at the third of our cartoons bonanzas and enjoy Benny Loh’s paintings and the new caption contest!

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