Monday, April 02, 2007

March Sumo Tournament in Osaka

My 4-day trip to Osaka and Kyoto started on Saturday with many of us meeting at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium to watch the penultimate day of bouts in the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament.

We got lucky in that the final match of the day was a showdown between the reigning champion, Asashoryu, and the steadfast up-and-comer, Hakuho. Asashoryu won this day, forcing a playoff the next day, which Hakuho won, clinching him his 2nd championship since become ozeki.

click here for more pics of the 8 of us stuffed into our box seats and more sumo action. (look to the end of this update on my Flickr sites for some great sumo pics from Linda - thanks Linda!)


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