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Sunday, May 18, 2008

SUMO!!

We have experienced that once people find out that we have been living in Japan, they like to ask 2 questions...
1. Do you eat sushi? Answer: yes. we LOVE sushi.
2. Have you seen Sumo Wrestling?
Well, we can now emphatically answer, 'YES!'

This weekend our Stint team and a couple JCCC staff went to one day of a sumo tournament. It was amazing. We have a new appreciation and respect for this sport. It's so much more than huge men in thongs,with their hair in buns, pushing each other around... this is an EXPERIENCE. There is so much Japanese history and culture that has really been preserved in this sport. So, it's kind of like going back in time. The clothing (or lack there of), food, entertainment... it's awesome. If you ever get a chance to go... take it.

For your viewing pleasure, here are some sweet photos. Warning: brief partial nudity. proceed with caution... :)


4 comments:

kelly said...

Wow...I never even thought that you could go to a Sumo tournament. I guess this whole time I've been imagining it as some sort of cartoon experience! I loved the post!

gene said...

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yes. awesome.

kelly and i happened to catch a show on Discovery Health a while back about sumos and how ridiculously healthy and truly athletic they are. it was really interesting.

i mean...that guy in the first picture made his legs into a vertical line...are you kidding me??!?!

we are excited to see you guys soon.

Megan said...

This is disgustingly fabulous. We love you!

Anonymous said...

Sumos are more flexible than dancers! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY sister and Juan!
kel and david :)