Sumo Kaboom

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

Episode 52: Love and Marriage. Sort of.

We talk sumo related love poetry, stories, and marriage!

0:00ish Recording by candlelight.
2:00ish News
8:00ish Sumo related poetry from listeners
12:00ish A True Love Story
30:00ish Marriage in sumo

We bring you fresh new love poetry submitted by listeners and an astounding retelling of a famous and true love story from Japan. In the last 15 minutes, we answer questions like-
Why do all these guys get married in February?
Why do I keep hearing that these guys are already married at their wedding ceremony?
What kind of gals do they marry?
What's it like to be married to a sumo wrestler?



An entire forum thread devoted to marriage photos!


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