I’v been talking airfare and working with my sister for a bit, time to start talking about some of the sites we want to see when we are visiting there. One of the big ones, and I use this term accordingly, is to see a Sumo wrestling match.
The tourist agency site, JapanIcan, has a special that allows you to witness a live wrestling match and one of the specials will allow you to eat dinner, chanko style. This style of food is served in a big bowl (usually in a broth) that has meat, vegetables, noodles, egg, and other items to make it a huge meal. It is a style the sumo themselves feast on after a match. How do you think they get so big?
I’m really looking forward to it, if we are able to book the show. From what I can tell, the matches are typically seasonal (spring, winter, etc.) and we will be arriving in May, sort of an in between month for the seasons. We may not be in time to catch one of the matches, which would be a bummer.