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2013-10-16 00:45:12
隠岐の海だ。 SUMO WRESTLER: http://www.ana-cooljapan.com/discover/ Do you think Sumo wrestler of Japan is cool? Visit our special site and vote! Real Japan is even cooler! Why don’t you visit Japan on All Nippon Airways?

IS JAPAN COOL? DISCOVER

大相撲力士

Sumo wrestler

1. A rikishi is a wrestler in this traditional Japanese sport.

2. Dressed only in a belt called mawashi, pairs of rikishi battle each other in a ring known as a dohyo. A wrestler loses when shoved outside the ring, or when any part of the body — other than the foot sole — touches the ground.

3. Sumo wrestlers appear obese. Actually, their percentage of body fat is just about 20%.

4. The meal popular among the wrestlers is called chanko, a Japanese hot pot dish (nabe). This hearty cookery is often served at special chanko restaurants, also available to sumo fans and hungry diners.

5. Most rikishi live in the Ryogoku area of eastern Tokyo, where the Kokugikan (sumo stadium) and a number of sumo stables are located.

WINNING SUMO MOVES (kimarite)

Uwatenage (overarm throw)

A common sumo technique. The attacker reaches over the opponent’s arms and grips his mawashi. Then, he heaves the opponent onto the clay surface of the ring and turns away.

Tsukiotoshi (thrust down)

The attacker places his open hand on the opponent's upper rib cage or shoulder, using a thrusting motion to drive his opponent down onto the ring.

Shumokuzori
(bell-hammer backwards body drop)

The attacker ducks under his opponent’s arm. Then, he lifts the opponent up and tips him over backwards.

Character bento
キャラ弁
Sushi-go-round
回転寿司
Manga cafe
マンガ喫茶
Shrine visit
参拝
Scramble crossing
スクランブル交差点
Tsukiji Market
築地市場
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Harajuku girl
原宿ガール
Shuri Castle
首里城
Lunch “A”
Aランチ
Umi-budoh
海ぶどう
Awamori
泡盛
France
The Royal Doll Orchestra
Mexico
Doraemon
Russia
Magic Knight Rayearth
Taiwan
Mobile Suit Gundam
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Harajuku girl leads next-generation kawaii.
Outdoor girl finds kawaii in a sleeping bag.
I want to create awesome kawaii nail art.
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Machiya bars
京町家の夜
HOSHINOYA Kyoto
星のや 京都
Ikkyu-ji Natto
一休寺納豆
3D LATTE ART
the ultimate shape of art to come — too cute to drink?
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
SPACE BROTHERS
super-popular manga depicts the dreams of youths dedicated to space
AKIRA BIKE
enthusiasts create a dream machine from the world of Otomo’s AKIRA
ANREALAGE
アンリアレイジ
Kimono
着物
SIRI SIRI
SIRISIRI
Japanese knives
包丁
WASABI
山葵
WHISKY
ウイスキー
TEMPURA
天婦羅
URUSHI
漆芸
YAYOI KUSAMA
Nerhol
TABAIMO
KOHEI NAWA
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SANJA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
NACHI-NO-OGI MATSURI
JUDO
柔道
SADO
茶道
KYUDO
弓道
NIHONBUYO
日本舞踊
FOOD MODEL CRAFTSMAN
食品サンプル職人
KACCHU-SHI
甲冑師
SUKIYA-DAIKU
数寄屋大工
SAMURAI AVATAR
侍アバター
e-Sports
e-Sports
GAME CREATOR
GAME CREATOR
PLAY STATION
PlayStation
SHOGI
SHOGI