Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Grand Sumo Tournament in Fukuoka


So many choices...so little time and little mawashi! (the silken loincloth).
Hey - I also heard that women are not even allowed on the "dohyo" (the platform thingy where they wrestle). So I guess Title 9 is not an issue here. One interesting point is that the mayor presents the winner with the prize. In Osaka, the mayor is a woman - hmmm...

2 comments:

Papasan said...

Interesting seating at this arena. Doesn't look very well attended. Was it really that empty?

Tracey Petruff said...

The seating was eerily reminiscent of the "bomb shelter" (FSU Wesley Foundation Chapel) - even down to the purple cushions! Actually, this group here only included the small guys - the big ones (in stature and fame) came later in the tournament - and by then you couldn't see any more of the cushions - that is, until people started throwing them down at the dohyo at the conclusion of the final match. If I can figure out how to post a video somewhere, I do have a short one of one of the final matches.