Sumo tournament participants Misawa AFB Misawa, Japan Winer 1980
Sumo is to Japan as football is to the United States. To say it is a popular sport is an understatement. Japan is the only country where sumo is practiced professionally, and the successful wrestlers are revered.
The only sumo wrestling I saw was an on-base sumo tournament, which was by no means, a professional match. It was, however, interesting.