2018 January Grand Sumo Tournament
The Grand Sumo Tournament will return to the Ryogoku Kokugikan
In the Grand Sumo, a violent incident occurred and 1 yokozuna retired. For the first time after the incident, the Grand Sumo Tournament will be held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall.
It is an important tournament for 2 Yokozuna, Kakuryu (鶴竜) and Kisenosato (稀勢の里) who had been absent. Promising young rikishi (sumo wrestlers) are ranked higher in Banzuke and attention is gathered for their success.
During the tournament period two days “Kimono day” service is offered. On January 17th and 22nd, a pouch with metal snap frame will be gifted to the first 300 people who are wearing kimono. It starts distributing at 14:00 next to the official goods shop and ends 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||2018 January Grand Sumo Tournament|
|Dates||January 14, 2018 – January 28, 2018|
|Note||【Estimated start time】
first day to 12th day / around 8:45
13th day to 15th day / around 10:50
【Estimated higher tournament start time】
Entrance of juryo rikishi / around 14:15
Entrance of makuuchi rikishi / around 15:40
*15th day (final day) is faster about 30 minutes.
*It is a rough guide, there is a possibility that some change.
|Open Hours||8:00 – 18:00|
|Admission||Please check the official website for more information about seat and admission fee.|
|Address||1-3-28 Yokoami Sumida-ku, Tokyo|