EVENTS

The 40th Grand Sumo Tournament

The 40th Grand Sumo Tournament will take place on February 7th at Kokugikan (sumo wrestling venue) in Ryogoku, Tokyo. This tournament features top sumo wrestlers in the elite Maku-uchi division who appeared at the January Grand Sumo Tournament. Unlike the official tournaments which take place six times a year in six different venues throughout Japan, this tournament is a "last man standing" competition where every sumo wrestler completes against each other and the winner continues to compete until he is defeated. Each win counts and one defeat ends it all. This means that there could be major upsets or possible match-ups between sumo wrestlers from the same stable! Take this opportunity and witness an authentic powerful sumo wrestling match live and up close, and enjoy the spectacle and history of the sport!

■Dates: Sunday, February 7th, 2016
■Time: Doors Open: 11:00 Closing: 17:30 (tentative schedule)
■Venue: Kokugikan (Ryogoku, Tokyo)
■Address: 1-3-28 Yokoami Sumida-ku Tokyo (Ryogoku Station on JR Sobu-line or Toei Oedo-line)
■Ticket Information: http://www.grandsumo.jp/ (Official Website)