High school students rapidly losing interest in sumo teams because too “painful,” “scary,” and “naked”

Originally published on Sora News by Master Blaster


Those three words sound like a good time to me, but I guess I’m the weird one…

Japan has many traditional arts, ceremonies, and sports, and as in many other countries, these traditions often struggle to preserve their authenticity while remaining commercially viable. Sumo, however, has managed to maintain a relatively high level of interest both in Japan and abroad.

But sumo is not without its share of problems either, and the newest one to emerge is a serious threat of no future wrestlers to come up the ranks.

Like many sports, sumo wrestlers often start out on

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