One of the things that I enjoy doing in my Japan hostel room is watching live sumo tournaments on YouTube. Today I watched a live stream of the September Aki Basho (Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament). Seeing Mitakeumi Hisashi (Dewanoumi stable) winning against Takakeishō Mitsunobu (Ozeki rank).
I was watching Mitakeumi Hisashi throughout the tournament. He has high self-confidence. He is an aggressive thruster-type wrestler. He always seems like he does a lot of homework about his opponents. It seems that he almost always know how to counter their attacks.
I wish I could attend this tournament, but I enjoyed watching it live. I already attended the 2019 Osaka Sumo Grand Tournament. It was one of the best highlights of my stay in Japan. Such an entertaining sports.
That was a great tournament. I hope to see Enhō Akira winning a tournament in the future. He is such a phenomenal wrestler. He is the shortest (168 cm) one among the top division wrestlers in the tournament. Also, he weighs only 98kg, but what a show this guy puts off. He had a great tournament as well.
The next tournament is in November at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. Of course, I’ll be watching that as well. Maybe I’ll fly there and attend it, I haven’t decided yet. Tickets are already on sale online.
For those who want to watch Sumo on YouTube, I recommend NattoSumo, Chris Gould, and Jason’s All-sumo channel. All are fantastic channels to watch sumo bouts, some with English commentaries, like Chris Gould and Jason’s All-sumo channel.
Well, time to buy a Sapporo beer and celebrate the winning. Cheers.