SUMO
SPECIAL
2019

九州場所

KYUSHU BASHO

BASHO RANKINGS

Dec 04, 2019

Amateur sumo lacks flair, but worthy of fans’ attention

As detailed in last week’s column, sumo fans are divided when it comes to the kind of English language coverage they want and expect.Some would ... ...

Nov 27, 2019

More content needed to satisfy sumo’s overseas fans

Sumo’s popularity abroad has increased massively over the past few years.A huge section of the fan base is now composed of people who have come ... ...

Nov 25, 2019

Hakuho motivated by quest to reach 50 championships

A day after claiming his 43rd career title with a win at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Hakuho said he intends to fight on ... ...

Nov 24, 2019

Hakuho puts finishing touches on 43rd career title

Yokozuna Hakuho finished his championship run at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday with a victory over ozeki Takakeisho at Fukuoka Kokusai Center.In a ... ...

Nov 24, 2019

Asahisho’s comedic talents have provided many laughs

Sumo is a sport with a surprising amount of interesting characters.For a lifestyle so intrinsically violent and harsh, it attracts a striking number of comedians ... ...

Nov 18, 2019

Immaturity cost Wakanoho bright future in raised ring

When it comes to could-have-been rikishi, the first name on most people’s lips is Futahaguro.His controversial expulsion from the sport in 1988 makes him the ... ...

Nov 17, 2019

Muscular Chiyonofuji’s career bloomed late

For a certain generation of fans there is only one name that comes to mind when discussing the greatest of all time and that name ... ...

Nov 16, 2019

Ozeki Kaio ruled the sport

Raiden is often mentioned as the greatest rikishi never to reach yokozuna.Back when the Edo Period legend was dominating in the ring however, ozeki was ... ...