I was lucky enough to experience my first Sumo tournament in person at the January basho in Tokyo a few years back. It was a tremendous experience. I have since followed Sumo via the internet. I watch every Makuuchi (top tier) bout every basho. I even run a small fantasy sumo league for a few of my friends who are also Big Sumo Fans.
Last year, recognizing how historical having 4 Yokozunas at once is, I decided to purchase Sumo calendars for a few of my friends as gifts. I discovered that it was very difficult to find anyone willing to sell outside of Japan. To obtain the gifts I had to rely on a good friend who lives in Japan to buy them and ship them to me. This took almost 3 months.
After seeing how nice they look in person I thought I'd try to sell them myself for the other Big Sumo Fans out there. I found a supplier and now have a website to sell them. Import shipping from Japan is not cheap so sorry if the prices seem a bit high. Like others who promote this Japan-centric sport I am trying to do my part to expand the spectacle that is Sumo out to the broader world.
If all goes well I plan to provide a 2019 calendar and possibly other fan items. If you have any suggestions, please email me admin@bigSUMOfan.com.
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See you at the tachiai.
Robert (ring name: Bonekuho)