Jeffrey Bergier

Jeffrey Bergier

相撲 (Sumō)

I went to my first sumo match. It was fun and interesting and definitely unique. As I’m not a sports fan in any way, I probably won’t go back again. That said, I’m happy I went once. The building its in is called 両国国技館 (Ryōgokukokugikan) is very unique. Its a modern building building but has elements of older Japanese architecture.

I was surprised that the matches ended so quickly. They’re rarely over 10 seconds or so. Also, the time I went was relatively unique as one of the wrestlers was retiring. There was a long ceremony to celebrate his career as a wrestler.