Thursday, December 17, 2009

Will Miss #93 - sumo

My early years in Japan were spent immersed in sumo. I watched it every night on the Sumo Digest, on weekends on NHK (Japanese public television), visited a sumo training stable, and watched it in the flesh about a half dozen times at the national stadium in Ryogoku (Ryogoku Kokugikan). It's the only sport in the world that I really understand thoroughly.

Even though I'm no longer a rabid fan, I enjoy its presence in the culture and will miss it when I leave.