Hakuho’s Retirement: The Best Ever?

Recently Yokozuna Hakuho retired from sumo. The record books will tell us that he is probably the greatest ever. The introduction on Wikipedia provides the key points: Hakuhō Shō (Japanese: 白鵬 翔, born 11 March 1985 as Mönkhbatyn Davaajargal is a retired professional sumo wrestler (rikishi) from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Making his debut in March 2001,…

Sumo – Asageiko

This week I got a Facebook reminder that it was two years ago that I went to watch the morning sumo training, asageiko. This was something that had been on my ‘Japan bucket list’ for a long time, but as my trips tend to be short and busy, it can hard to fit in. I’ve…