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Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo

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Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku Kokugikan

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Ryogoku Kokugikan


1 Chome-3-28 Yokoami, Sumida City, Tokyo

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General information
Sumo wrestling is a sumo performance sponsored by the Japan Sumo Association. Held six times a year at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, the January, May, and September tournaments are called the first tournament, summer tournament, and autumn tournament, respectively. Also the one are held at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium in March. The tournament is called the spring place, the July tournament held at the Aichi Gymnasium - that is called the Nagoya tournament, and the November tournament held at the Fukuoka International Center is called the Kyushu tournament. Apart from other locations, there may be Japan tour sumo wrestling, overseas performances, and overseas tours as entertainment that does not affect their ranking. 
Sumo was originally a votive sumo that has been passed down from ancient Japan, and it was organized as a box office since the Edo period. There used to be multiple organizations such as Tokyo Sumo and Osaka Sumo, but in 1927 Tokyo Sumo and Osaka Sumo were dissolved and the Japan Sumo Association was established. Until the Taisho era, this place was held twice a year, but with the addition of the Nagoya place in 1958, the place became 6 times a year. The wrestlers are ranked by the number with Yokozuna at the top, and promotion or demotion is decided according to the results of each place. Efforts are held for a total of 15 days from Sunday to the Sunday of the following week. The first day is called Shonichi, the eighth day is the middle day, and the last day is called the Senshuraku.
The highest-ranked league centered on Yokozuna is the Makuuchi, and below that are the lower-ranked leagues of Juryo, Makushita, Sandan-me, Joni-dan, and Jonokuchi. Makuuchi and Juryo will fight 15 times in one place, and 7 times in minor leagues. The number of wins determines the winner, and if the highest number of wins in one place is the same with multiple wrestlers, the championship match is held. 
The tournament is not a brute force match for all wrestlers in the league, but a brute force system by room in which wrestlers belonging to the same room do not compete. If they win more than 8 days in this place, you will call it a victory, and if you lose 8 days or more, you will call a loss. Basically, sumo wrestlers will be promoted if you win in the place and demoted if you lose. However, Yokozuna is not demoted, and strict conditions are set for the demotion of Ozeki, the next rank of Yokozuna.
During the sumo wrestling events, it will be broadcast on NHK TV and radio. This live sumo live broadcast originally started in 1928 and started in 1953. Broadcasting hours are from 15:08 to 18:00 on weekdays and 15:05 to 18:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays on NHK General TV. The satellite broadcasting BS1 broadcasts from 13:00, and the efforts under the curtain are also broadcast. The broadcast time of the radio is from 16:05 to 18:00, and only the final day will be broadcast from 15:30 to 18:00. As of November 2019, Yokozuna is Hakuho (69s) and Kakuryu (71s).

Frequently Asked Questions About Sumo Tickets How much are Sumo tickets?Sumo ticket prices on primary ticket can vary depending on a number of factors. Typically, Sumo tickets can be found for as low as 2200 JPY, with a highest price of 14800 JPY per person.  How to get cheap Sumo tickets?If you’re looking for cheap Sumo tickets, tickets can be found for as low as 2200 JPY. Additionally, transaction cost, printing cost and shipping cost may be charged separately so you may want to consider those fee to calculate Sumo cheap tickets available.  Where do the Sumo play?The Sumo home games are played at Ryogoku Kokugikan in Sumida-ku, Tokyo.  What are the Sumo league? The highest-ranked league centered is Makuuchi, and below that are the lower-ranked leagues of Juryo, Makushita, Sandan-me, Joni-dan, and Jonokuchi. Makuuchi and Juryo will fight 15 times in one place, and 7 times in minor leagues.  Does my child need a ticket for Sumo games?Japan Sumo Association has their own child ticket policy on age requirements. The Sumo ticket policy states all children under 4 are free. Another note is that no child is allowed for Tamari seat until 6.  Sumo scheduleThe Sumo schedule is typically released more than 6 month in advance. See above for Sumo home games.  How to buy Sumo tickets in Japan.Chiketto is one of the easiest way to browse, find, and buy Sumo tickets. 1. Browse the above listings of Sumo tickets to find a game you would like to attend. Once you find the perfect date and time, click on the book tickets button.2. To buy Sumo tickets, fill in the form and ask for an availability. If we found Sumo tickets still available, we will come back to you very shortly, then you can proceed to the checkout process.3. Chiketto will process your order and deliver your Sumo tickets.
What is the schedule of Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo?
Date details:Day 1: 9/10/2023 (Sun)
Day 2: 9/11/2023 (Mon)
Day 3: 9/12/2023 (Tue)
Day 4: 9/13/2023 (Wed)
Day 5: 9/14/2023 (Thu)
Day 6: 9/15/2023 (Fri)
Day 7: 9/16/2023 (Sat)
Mid- Day: 9/17/2023 (Sun)
Day 9: 9/18/2023 (Mon)
Day 10: 9/19/2023 (Tue)
Day 11: 9/20/2023 (Wed)
Day 12: 9/21/2023 (Thu)
Day 13: 9/22/2023 (Fri)
Day 14: 9/23/2023 (Sat)
Senshuraku (Final day): 9/24/2023 (Sun)

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