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Sumo Wrestling Festival & Expo 2017 | Japantown

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Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and it’s coming to San Francisco at this one-of-a-kind annual event in Japantown.

Watch demonstrations, meet real sumo wrestlers, learn about sumo wrestling and watch actual matches  from Sumo champions, weighing up to 600 lbs, outdoors in the Japantown Peace Plaza.

2017 Sumo Wrestling Champions Expo
September 16-17, 2017
Japantown Peace Plaza, SF

Saturday, September 16, 2017
– A Free Kids & More Meet & Greet at 5 pm

Sunday, September 17, 2017
Live Sumo Matches at Noon, 2 pm and 4 pm
– Meet and Greet at 5 pm

The matches will feature the following wrestlers:

  • Byamba, 6’1″, 370 lbs, 4-time World Sumo Champion
  • Yama, 6’4″, 600 lbs, 2-time World Sumo Champion; heaviest Japanese human being in history
  • Roy, 6’5″, 380 lbs, 2-time US Sumo Champion
  • Takeshi, 5’8″, 220 lbs, Japanese University Sumo Champion

Links: Event details


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