Sumo wrestling

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Two big naked men push each other in the round field and compel which is the stronger. Sumo wrestling as martial arts is inspiring to Japanese heart. It seems to be involved that it’s not only eagerness for fighting but ancient Japanese culture and still this culture is existed. Sumo wrestling has rules and rituals which have meanings and they are imaged in ancient Japanese era. Sumo wrestling is the athletic that it’s not only which one is the winner but they have the heart to respect etiquette.

Presently, this athletic have meaning as a ritual for god ,as professional sport and as a national sport and is appreciated highly as a represent for Japanese culture from overseas.

相撲

丸い土俵の上で二人の大男が裸でぶつかり合い、強さを競う。武道・武術としての相撲は日本人の心を熱く奮わせます。それは格闘技ならではの興奮だけでなく、日本の古来からの文化を現在も色濃く残している点も大きく関係していると思われます。相撲ならではの作法・しきたりは様々な意味を持ち、古〔いにしえ〕の日本を想像させます。単に強い弱いを決めるだけでなく、そこには格式を重んじる心があるところが相撲の大きな魅力のひとつでしょう。

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