September Grand Sumo Tournament 2018
This year’s September Grand Sumo Tournament is just around the corner, so make sure you don’t miss out! The distinguished competition will take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Stadium in Tokyo from the 9th to 23rd September, where over 10,000 spectators will enjoy to the fullest one of Japan’s most famous traditions. Buy your September Grand Sumo Tournament tickets at StubHub and get ready to enjoy this unique experience. As this event it not only locally popular but also amongst foreigners from all over the world, tickets tend to go quickly. So don't waste any time in purchasing your 2018 September Grand Sumo Tournament tickets!
The Grand Sumo Tournament - Essential Information
To any foreigners visiting this truly fascinating country, this is your chance to get to know an essential part of Japanese culture. Japan's de facto national sport has a tradition that spans over 1500 years and has remained unchanged since the Edo Period. The skillful wrestlers compete for 15 crucial days, with each wrestler performing every day, in progressing order of seniority, this way showing the world who the real champion is. Don't miss out on the impressive Dohyo-iri ceremony carried out by the top division Makuuchi and get your sumo tickets today!
As exciting as it gets, September Grand Sumo Tournament is certainly a sport best seen live to experience the real deal and see these enormous warriors in the flesh. The energy is like something you’ve never felt before as you watch two very large men wrestle it out in a sacred environment. The stadium atmosphere improves and improves as fans wait in eager expectation for the true warriors, who fight from 3pm onwards. Here at StubHub, we aim to cater to all of your September Grand Sumo Tournament ticket needs!
Fun Sumo Wrestling Facts
- A mawashi (廻し) is the belt they wear.
- A typical sumo wrestler eats around 20,000 calories a day, which is 10 times what a normal male eats. And they only eat twice a day, consuming 10,000 calories in each meal.
- A sumo wrestler is tall and heavy averaging around 185 cm and weighing around 148 kg.
- Each movement before a round is a religious ritual. The wrestlers throw salt in the air as a way of clearing the sacred place. They stomp the ground to squash the bad spirits and they sip water to clear their bodies.
- A yokozuna is the highest ranking in sumo wrestling.There have only ever been 70, but the 68th, Asashoryu Akinori, stands above them all as the most successful and prolific yokozuna in history.