|JAPANESE MARTIAL ARTS
|Simply saying, it is believed to be the way
of death (in a good way,
of course). Bushido is highly recommended to take a glance at
if you were interested
in why you and others
have been born on this
in this (same) time of
Miyamoto Musashi becomes a railway station (^^) not far from
Bujinkan Dojo is one of the top listed. Experts or beginners,
you may find your life so clear and beautiful
once you encountered your way. Main house (Soke) is located in Noda (Atago Station on Tobu
Noda Line is the closest station), and this
is Google Map.
Aikido is also well known and has been practiced
throughout Japan. Their Honbu Dojo is near to Wakamatsu-Kawada Station on Toei
Oedo Line (15 minutes train ride from Kuramae
near Asakusa). It is the way to develop your
own self to Nirvana. Perfection is the living
Kodokan Judo Institute is right next to Tokyo Dome, shortest walking
access from Kasuga Station on Toei Oedo Line
(7 minutes train ride from Kuramae near Asakusa).
Eishoji Temple is the origin of Judo.
Karate is literally Sunya Hand or Sunyata Hand
if you are familiar to the deep meaning of
self-completion (self-construction) rather
than fighting with others.
Kendo is also widely experienced by most of Japanese
residents (especially during primary school).
This page has their access map just one click away
(the box/bar in Japanese),
located right in the Imperial
center of Japan).
|Iwata Shokai is the most famous dougi (do-gi) shop in
Tokyo. Now they accept PayPal.
|Sumo is the national sport, yet only limited
number of people are practicing, well, you
may find there are not so many FAT Japanese
people which is one of the reason, perhaps?
Please plan ahead your travel itinerary so
that you will be able to see the tournament,
on which dohyo stage, you may be enjoying
watching some non-Japanese sumo rikishi from
Mongolia, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Egypt,
Georgia and Russia as well. There are 6 tournaments
held per year as shown below. January, May
and September will be in Tokyo (Ryogoku which
is right next to Asakusa, just a Sumida River
crossing away), March is Osaka, July is Nagoya,
and November is Fukuoka. Not possible to
fit the month into your holiday schedule?
You may be able to follow their tour town-by-town,
usually held in smaller cities/towns. This page will indicate where and when.
|January : Tokyo
March : Osaka
May : Tokyo
July : Nagoya
September : Tokyo
November : Fukuoka
and some Jun-gyo
all over Japan
|No flexibility at all to arrange your vacation
to follow above (neither tournament or tour)?
Still there is a great chance to feel their
daily excercise in downtown Tokyo, mostly
in Sumida-ku which is right next to Taito-ku,
just the river crossing away (Sumida River). Following websites would be a self-guided
or a tour-guided.
Sumo stable tour (if you come to Tokyo in no-tournament month)
Arashio beya (one of the sumo stable house, but pls do
not expect too much ;)
Tomozuna beya (one of the sumo stable house)
Onoe beya (one of the sumo stable house)
Sadogatake beya (one of the sumo stable house)
| Nihon Sumo Kyokai
Sumo is 3 times a
year available in
January, May and
Sumo wrestlers dish
you can eat them
year around available
even no tournament.