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2013-10-16 00:45:12
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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
Capsule hotel
カプセルホテル
Kaminari-mon
雷門
Public bathhouse
銭湯
Meiji Shrine
明治神宮
Ooedo Onsen Monogatari
大江戸温泉物語
Asakusa
浅草
Tokyo Sky Tree
東京スカイツリー
Mango
マンゴー
International Avenue
国際通り
Okinawa soba
沖縄そば
Utaki
御嶽
Mexico
Street Fighter 4
Japan
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt
Japan
Lupin III
Japan
(Original)
I want to become Hello Kitty, the icon of Japan.
Harajuku fashion is a way to express myself.
Natural kawaii with new balance for future fashion.
Introducing Japan’s latest arts to the world.
I am your Yuzen
友禅の色
Art of brush and ink
書道家
Kitchen of Kyoto
錦市場
Tea master
茶道家
TOTTORI YOKAI ROAD
where yokais and humans live together
KOBE TETSUJIN 28-GO
mega-size robot who saves the peace in Kobe city
OTAKU CAMERA
the app that makes anyone a manga character
VACUUM TUBE HEADPHONES
a key item to bridge dreams and reality
Nambu ironware
南部鉄器
Metal tableware
金属食器
Japanese knives
包丁
Daruma
達磨
ODEN
おでん
KATSUOBUSHI
鰹節
URUSHI
漆芸
RICE VINEGAR
お酢
MANABU IKEDA
KOHEI NAWA
HISASHI TENMYOUYA
TAKU OBATA
NEBUTA MATSURI
AWA ODORI
MENBURYU
NIIHAMA TAIKO MATSURI
SADO
茶道
KYUDO
弓道
SHODO
書道
KENDO
剣道