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2017 May Grand Sumo Tournament

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Grand Sumo Tournament is coming soon

Sumo is growing in popularity by sumo boom, therefore, the ticket sellout every day in every tournament. It will come back to Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in May.

Grand Sumo Tournament 2017 January

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稀勢の里 (Kisenosato) who injured in the previous tournament decided not to be absent and to participate in May Grand Sumo Tournament. If he won the championship, he will have three consecutive victories, so May tournament is gaining great attention now.

4 All Yokozuna participated, 照ノ富士 (Terunofuji) whose condition was improved, and 高安 (Takayasu) aiming at the position of Ozeki join, and it is expected that matches which got hot every day.

Grand Sumo Tournament 2017 January

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It has been provided with a “Kimono day” during the tournament. First arrival 300 people who are watching the tournament with wearing Kimono on May 15th and 22nd can get a drawstring bag made of Tango-chirimen that is not for sale on each day. It is distributed at next to the official goods shop from 14:00, and it is finished when the stock runs out.

*Applicable to those who are wearing kimono, yukata, jinbei and Samue. It does not apply when wearing Happi coat or just wearing Japanese style accessories.


Event Name 2017 May Grand Sumo Tournament
Venue Kokugikan
Dates May 14, 2017 – May 28, 2017
Note [Estimated start time]
first day to 12th day / around 8:30
13th day to 15th day / around 10:30
[Estimated higher tournament start time]
Juryo entering ceremony / around 14:00
Makuuchi entering ceremony / around 15:30
* 15th day (final day) is earlier about 30 minutes.
* It is a rough guide, there is a possibility that some change.
Open Hours Open/8:00 Close/18:00
Admission Please check HP for more information about seat and admission fee.

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Contact 03-3623-5111
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