DirectRooms.com – Tokyo Grand Sumo Tournament scheduled for September 2010

DirectRooms.com announces the September Grand Sumo Tournament, taking place from the 12th to the 26th of September, 2010.

Online PR News – 09-August-2010 – – The event features a full schedule of exciting sumo action, with action-packed days at the Kokugikan stadium throughout the tournament.

Each day of competition begins with the ‘maezumo,’ where first-time wrestlers enter the ring to try to earn a spot in the official tournament.

The morning matches feature six different divisions for trainees, and successful recruits are then permitted to participate in the Juryo Division Ring Entering Ceremony, where they are welcomed into formal, professional competition.
In the afternoons, newly promoted professional sumo compete in the Juryo Division matches, during which several traditional privileges are bestowed on the participants.

There is a closing ceremony in the late afternoon, followed by the Naka-iri Ring Entering Ceremony and a formal announcement of the evening’s matches.

True professional sumo compete each evening in the Makuuchi Division matches, where their strength and power is on full display.

Following the last match of the day, the sombre Bow Ceremony represents the victors’ gratitude for their good fortune.
Ringside seats for the event start at 14,300 yen, and general admission seating for adults is 2100 yen; a child’s general admission ticket is 200 yen. Tickets may be purchased for any day of competition at the Kokugikan box office.

Given the wild popularity of sumo throughout Japan, hotels in Tokyo are sure to fill up quickly with eager spectators. Booking early will guarantee a great room at a reasonable price.

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