14 July 2014
I came to Nagoya for the sumo. It’s a nice enough city, as far as places go, but I didn’t actually get around to see much of anything else.
The crowd at the sumo was quite mixed. More men, yes, but plenty of women too. There are a couple of mother/daughter pairs sitting quite close to me.
The sumo dudes are huge. The tallest are a hand taller than me, and I’m a hand taller than the average Japanese person.
It’s the ritual and the ceremony that’s the most fascinating about sumo – the drink of water, spitting, squatting and clapping their hands.
See for yourself.