I’m really looking forward to seeing sumo for the first time. We’re going to the Nagoya tournament on Saturday. Here’s an article about sumo barely surviving as a school sport in Kanazawa:
It’s worth clicking for the photo alone.
Money quote from a Ministry of Education spokesman:
Nowadays it’s difficult to promote a sport where the participants are basically naked.
Wow, it’s reassuring to see the education of a Japan’s youth in such able, perceptive hands. Following this logic, we’re sure to see the sharp decline in swimming in school athletic programs fairly soon, right?