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Spring Festival Sumo Wrestling Tournament 2020 (Yasukuni Jinja Shrine)

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Spring Festival sumo wrestling tournament (Yasukuni Jinja Shrine)

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“Honozumo” (Ceremonial Sumo Tournament) which can see the match of 100 wrestlers up close

Event cancellation announced

The Annual Ceremonial Sumo Tournament which continues from 1869 will be held on April 13, 2020.

Yasukuni Jinja Shrine has a permanent Sumo Ring, and in 1917 November when the Ryogoku Kokugikan was destroyed by fire, the Grand Sumo Tournament of 1917 and the following year was held at the Yasukuni Jinja Shrine’s Sumo Ring. A total of 100 sumo wrestlers will appear, including Yokozuna, in Ceremonial Sumo Tournament performed at historic Ring.

In addition to matches, “Sumo Jinku” (sumo-themed song) and “Shokkiri” (A show to introduce prohibited techniques in sumo wrestling) with less opportunity to see are also performed.


Event Name Spring Festival Sumo Wrestling Tournament 2020
Venue Yasukuni Jinja Shrine
Dates April 13, 2020
Note *First-come first-served basis 6,000 people can enter. (There is a possibility of entry restriction)
*The matches will start from 10:40.
*The event will be held in case of light rain.
Open Hours 9:00 – 15:00
*Scheduled to open at 8:30.
Admission Admission Free
Address 3-1-1 Kudankita Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Contact 03-3261-8326

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