Understand sumo but not Japanese? Understand Japanese but not sumo? Don’t understand either? If you fall into any of the categories above, Japanese Sumonese is the book for you.
In only a few hours, you will discover the origins of sumo, grasp the rules that govern the sport, and be introduced to the best-known warriors in the ring in the modern era. Before you know it, you will be able to have a two-hour debate with a sumo wrestler at a local bar about game fixing.
This language book/sumo guide/textbook features a vocabulary list of the most common words you will hear by the clay ring and a list of phases to use as conversation starters or to describe the nail-biting action.
Have fun, and enjoy the world of sumo!