We’ve only got once to live, let’s ease up.
On the last day of July 2020, we are going to visit the Ryogoku-Kokugikan for the Sumo Shichigatsu(July)-Basho(tournament).
We happened to obtain the tickets.
A strict guideline is given by Sumo Kyokai. For COVID.
All of visitors will respect procedure in public health, wearing a mask, isolation and social distancing.
The venue can hold 11,098, and for the July Grand Tournament there would be only 2,500 spectators, it’s 1/4.
It’s the first time for us to visit the site since the pandemic occurred.
In March, it was held behind the closed door.
In May, it’s been canceled.
Either way, with or without spectators Sumo Kyokai is facing adversity of its business situation.
As we are a big fan of Sumo wrestling, we would like to do what little we can do.
Sadly, one of our favorite wrestlers, Ozeki a second best wrestler Takakeisho-zeki 貴景勝 went absent from the ring due to injury. That is so sad.
We are hoping for his quick recovery.
Nowadays Makuuchi competition is intensifying, it is really hard to concentrating on treating injury and take necessary timeout.
Athletes must be strong against physical burden and mental burden.
And our another favorite wrestler Terunofuji 照ノ富士 made a comeback to Makiuchi.
It took him for three years.
He was Ozeki back then.
But he fell to the second lowest level of the rank due to serious injury in his knees.
So we are excited to see him in Makuuchi.
We would like to send our fullest cheers for his endurance.
Terunofuji beat Ozeki Asanoyama!
He might be able to win the July tournament.
We will see tomorrow.