Results tagged “sumo” from Koryu Musings

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/19/world/asia/19sumo.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Sumo is one of Japan's most ancient traditions; if the members of the professional sumo community aren't able to gracefully maintain and adapt to the modern world, in the context of their own culture and country, what hope do Westerners have of preserving koryu transmissions? I'm not without hope (otherwise I'd never be doing what I do), but realistically, the size of the windmill keeps growing, while my lance keeps getting shorter and my horse punier. But I'll keep dreaming that impossible dream...