Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 44: Holiday Sumo

This entire episode started witha simple question- what do professional wrestlers do over the holidyas?

It led us through conversation ranging from bintsuke, the hair wax/oil that wrestlers use in their hair, to the history of Christmas in Japan. We touch on Japanese winter illuminations, celebrations of light, traditional holiday foods, and the romantic night of Christmas eve. Oh yes, December 24th is a romantic holiday in Japan.

Also, we opened up the phone line this week to ask you about your favorite sumo related memory fof 2020.

Japanese KFC Christmas Commercial
[4K]Christmas Lights of Caretta Shiodome,Tokyo,Japan / カレッタ汐留イルミネーション2016-2017初日 / 東京燈飾 일루미네이션

あしかがフラワーパーク 「光の花の庭」 2016イルミネーション


<アーカイブ動画>2017-2018 なばなの里イルミネーション 2017-2018 紹介ビデオ

"Advanced Japanese Folk" by Audiotoolz

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Intro/Outtro music by MARiAN - Tokyo Trap.

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