Sumo is a sport in which two bare-armed wrestlers, both wearing mawashi (Japanese sumo belt), compete for victory by either beating their opponent in the ring or sending him out of the ring.
Speaking of which, did you know that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have been canceled?
I know. I was so shocked when I heard the news. But they're actually postponing it, not canceling it.
Yeah. That's right.
It's probably going to be held in 2021.
If it's held properly, I'm looking forward to it.
Yes!! me too.
By the way, Tina, have you ever heard of a sport called Japan's national sport?
Hmmm. I don't know. What's the sport?
It's a sumo.
Have you ever heard of it?
I've never heard.
What kind of sport is that?
Okay! Look at the picture below!
This is what sumo looks like.
Two very large men grappling with each other.
Sumo wrestling is a sport in which two bare buddies with mawashi wrapped around their waists wrestle in the ring to push and throw their opponent.
Victory or defeat will come when one of them finally defeats the other or gets their opponent out of the soil.
Is sumo a sport that has existed in Japan for a long time?
Of course. There are professional sports in Japan, including soccer and baseball, but the oldest one is this sumo.
The sumo itself has been around for over a thousand years.
It's a very historic sport. That's why it's called Japan's national sport.
There used to be a lot of sumo going on in places like this picture below. We hardly see it now, though.
I see. Where can I go to watch a sumo match now?
The most famous one is probably the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo.
Look at this picture!
This is Ryogoku Kokugikan.
Wow. That's very big. So this is where the sumo takes place.
Here's what it looks like inside.
There are a lot of people.
I'd love to actually go see the game.
That's a good idea! You should go see it with me sometime!
Sumo is a sport in which two bare-armed wrestlers, both wearing mawashi (Japanese sumo belt), compete for victory by either beating their opponent in the ring or sending him out of the ring. It is an international martial art, martial arts, and sport of Japanese origin.
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