Despite common misconceptions, there is more to Sumo than just two extremely large men wrestling. It is considered to be Japan's national sport, and is actually steeped in tradition that stretches back thousands of years.This site will examine the history of Sumo Wrestling, focusing on its origins and the role it has played in Japanese art and culture throughout history.
Sumo is said to have originated in mainland Asia, with evidence of its existence in both China and Korea, and it is said to have been the deciding factor in the founding of the Japanese race. It has played various roles in Japanese society throughout history, in religious and Imperial ceremonies, as well as entertainment. Despite its origins, Sumo has become a distinctive symbol of Japan, which is said to be reflective of the fundamental character of the Japanese people themselves.
|ORIGINS OF SUMO|
|HISTORY OF SUMO|
|A MILITARY ART|
|SUMO IN RELIGION|
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