Sumo… the Japanese national sport that has 1,500 years of history.
Although you might have heard or seen it somewhere before, because it’s full of special culture, I believe you have a lot of questions about it…
When did it start?
Why do they do it?
What is up with the wrestlers' fashion?
Because a lot of young Japanese don’t know about these things either, it’s sad to see that in foreign movies and such, they are depicted as just fat people bouncing their bodies against each other.
So today, I will explain about the 1,500 years of sumo history, by breaking it into 3 points.
In the end of the video, I will talk about 3 reasons why we call the sumo wrestlers, “the modern samurai.”
●Japan Sumo Association "The history of sumo"
0:00 Let's START!
1:33 [Sumo history] 1. A Shinto ritual
2:18 [Sumo history] 2. Combat training for samurai
3:43 [Sumo history] 3. Entertainment for the public
4:44 The 3 traditions of sumo that shows it originally comes from samurai culture
9:06 Today’s conclusion
11:37 “Omake” talk
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