Posts Tagged ‘ sumo ’

Konishiki – One of Sumo’s Best

May 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Photo Gallery

Konishiki Yasokichi, better know simply as Konishiki, is one of the most successful wrestlers in sumo history and was first non-Japanese sumo wrestler to attain the prestigious title of ozeki, sumo’s second highest rank. Konishiki was born in Hawaii in 1963 with the name of  Saleva’a Fuauli Atisano’e and moved to Japan to pursue a […]

Catch Some Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine

Apr 9th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

The Hono Ozumo at Yasukuni Shrine is a great opportunity to see sumo in Tokyo for free!   On Friday April 10th, ceremonial sumo matches will be held in an outdoor amphitheater on the grounds of the shrine. Approximately 200 rikishi (sumo wrestlers) will participate in bouts that start after opening rites an the blessing of […]

Japan:A Closer Look At Tokyo-Part 2

Feb 2nd, 2009 | By | Category: Regional Travel Resources, Tokyo and Vicinity

Today Honor (UKTokyoite) from Tokyotopia continues her series of guests posts on Tokyo in our Japan: A Closer Look Series. Last week she shared some fun things to do and see in southern Tokyo and today she will tells us about some of the great things to do and see in the northern half of […]

Experience Live Sumo in Japan

Dec 11th, 2008 | By | Category: Events, Osaka, Outdoor Activities & Sporting Events, Tokyo and Vicinity

The first Grand Sumo Tournament of 2009 will be held in in Tokyo from Sunday, January 11th through Sunday, January 25th and advance tickets for this event are now on sale.  If you haven’t seen sumo live and will be in Tokyo during this time frame this is definitely one event that you will want […]

The Nihon Sun Photo Gallery

Nov 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Photo Gallery

“A picture speaks a thousand words” and with that proverb in mind I invite you to tour Japan through the images in The Nihon Sun Japan Photo Gallery.  The gallery includes images that I took of Japanese gardens and Sumo as well as many other images that I consider distinctively Japanese and symbolic of the […]