Gear up for the Japan Grand Sumo Tournament
Wonderful news for fans of sumo! It's time to see professional wrestlers fighting their way to the top. Known for being Japan's national sport, sumo is exciting entertainment with a rich history. So, what are you waiting for? Hurry up and get your Japan Grand Sumo Tournament tickets right now from StubHub and be there.
The national sport has its past
Sumo originated in Japan and its history spans through many centuries. Originally serving as entertainment for the Shinto deities, sumo evolved into one of the most important sports in Japan. Even in contemporary times, you will see some elements of the ancient rituals, such as the purification of the ring with salt before the wrestlers' bout and the "dohyō-iri", the ring-entering ceremony. With such a rich history, it is more than worthwhile to buy your Japan Grand Sumo Tournament tickets. For most wrestlers, sumo is an integral part of their life. A rikishi, the Japanese term for sumo wrestler, leads an organised and strict life. They must wear their hair long and are also expected to wear traditional Japanese clothes in public. Normally they consume a lot of food and beer in order to gain weight. The sumo wrestlers are split into six divisions with "Makuuchi" being the top division, "Juryo" the second and "Jonokuchi" the lowest. The rank of "Yokozuna" is the highest of them all.
Sumo wrestling - a fundamental part of Japan
If you ever visit Japan, attending a sumo event is unmissable. The "Japan Sumo Association" organises six annual tournaments and each tournament lasts for fifteen days. Usually, the day begins with the lowest division competing as early as 9 a.m. and the top division competing around 4 p.m. You can get your Japan Grand Sumo Tournament tickets on StubHub with three different types of seats to choose from. Ringside seats are the closest, however food, drink, cameras and the use of mobile phones are prohibited. If you want a true Japanese experience, a ringside seat is perfect for you as it requires you to remove your shoes and to sit on a cushion on your knees. Three of the six tournaments are usually held in Tokyo, one in Osaka, one in Nagoya and one in Fukuoka. If you are in Tokyo for one of the tournaments, and are also on a family holiday, you can check out tickets for Tokyo Disneyland and, if you want to see more authentic Japanese arts, check out Kabuki tickets. If you prefer something more modern, read up on2.5 Dimensional Musical, a musical based on popular Japanese anime and manga. What are you waiting for? Get your Japan Grand Sumo Tournament tickets from StubHub and if you can't attend, don't worry you can always sell your tickets back.