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Experience Japan's Ancient Art at Regional Sumo Tournaments
Audiences can now witness the infinitely respected, beloved and surprisingly technical art of Sumo, the national sport of Japan, at Regional Sumo Tournaments in the UK. Enjoy something new and find Regional Sumo Tournaments tickets through StubHub. They're available to buy and sell now!
The Spiritual Origins of Sumo
Sumo is a full-contact form of wrestling where the wrestler (rikishi) must tackle the opponent out of the dohyo, a circular ring in which the bout takes place, or force the opponent into touching the ground with anything but the feet. The origins of sumo lie not only in its use as a trial of strength in combat, but also in its association with Shinto rituals. Shinto is a traditional religion of Japan, used as an expression of Japanese identity, encompassing forms of ritual to connect modern-day Japan with its ancient past. Certain Shinto rituals are said to involve a human wrestling with a kami, worshipped spirits of the religion, in a kind of spiritual dance. As a form of contact sporting entertainment, sumo is believed to have come about in the 16th century, where mostly samurai or rōnin would compete to earn extra money. Nowadays, professional sumo wrestlers must adhere to strict, regimented guidelines in daily life, often having to live in communal training residences and follow precise dietary directions. If that sounds like too much hard work and you'd rather enjoy the action from the side-lines, you can do just that! Regional Sumo Tournaments tickets are available to buy and sell via StubHub right now!
The Legend of Sumo Reaches Far Beyond Japan
As of today, sumo maintains many of its traditions, yet the format and nature of the sport has changed a lot, with many different events and tours organised under the Japan Sumo Association. The Regional Sumo Tournaments, for example, function as a prequel to the September Grand Sumo Tournament, and competitors now wear the familiar mawashi wrestling belts rather than the longer robes of the past. The Regional Sumo Tournaments encompass six separate events that run across fifteen days each at different points in the year. Host cities include Tokyo, Fukuoka, Nagoya and Osaka, where people from across the globe gather to take in the spectacle. Any particular event can last as long as a whole day, depending on how fast the matches turn around, although, it's generally a fast-paced affair, unlike the slower nature of modern New Japan Pro Wrestling, which fits more in line with the style of WWE. With sumo, you'll get to see many different athletes, all showcased brilliantly at these special events. So, don't forget, Regional Sumo Tournaments tickets are available to buy and sell via StubHub now!
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