By Delia Flores
Sumo has been held in Ryogoku since the Edo period. It is a national sport in Japan and is considered to be a religious practice because it is from the Shinto religion. A sumo wrestler trains for hours everyday to compete against a wrestler equal to or higher in ranking to him.
Today we learned about sumo from our guide, Wakako who explained to us the importance of sumo. From the price of admission to how dedicated each wrestler is. We looked at pictures, statues, a model of a sumo ring, and even ate dinner at a restaurant owned by a retired sumo wrestler.