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It’s Sumo Time Again!

September 5, 2008

It’s Sumo Time Again!

The September Sumo Grand Tournament will be held between September 14th and 28th at the Kokugikan in the Ryogoku area of Tokyo and will be your last chance to catch a tournament in Tokyo this year! 

If you will be in Tokyo during this time, this is one event that you will definitely want to include in your itinerary.  Book your tickets in advance or get to the the ticket office early in the day as tournament day chair seats (general admission) are limited to around 400 and go on sale at 8:30AM.

If my enthusiasm for this event hasn’t made you want to check it out for yourself then take a moment to watch this video from National Geographic(event details and links after the video).

Event Details:

Dates: September 14-28th, 2008
Ticket Information: Prices start at Y3,600 and can be purchased at the venue or by phone.
Venue: Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo, a 2 minute walk from Ryogoku station on the JR Sobu Line
Times: A Typical Tournament Day starts around 8AM with the lower division matches. The real action starts at 3:55 with the Makuuchi Ring Entering Ceremony and ends with the Bow Dance at 6PM.

Image Credit:  Personal Collection