Monday 13 May 2013

Grand Sumo Tournament

Last night, They went to the Grand Sumo Tournament at the Ryogoku Kokugikan - I had to stay at home, which is a bit of a shame as I think I would have really enjoyed it, I would have sat there very quietly and only woofed every once in a while. But it was a no four-legged ones affair so I stayed home and minded the house. it was ok as They weren't gone for that long and I went for two very very long walks in the morning (and, to be honest, I slept the whole time They were gone).

They said it was amazing, just absolutely incredible. There was so much to see and She said the ceremonies before the bouts were fascinating. Her favourite part was the gyoji, the referees - She loved the traditional robes they wore and the elegant stance they took during the bouts. There are major tournaments (hon-basho) six times a year so They will go again in September, They enjoyed it so much. While the ceremonies and colours and atmosphere were amazing, She said that the actual wrestling was very exciting as well - She was cheering and getting very involved He said and He had a wonderful time taking all the photographs. They came home full of excitement and as a huge plus, I got to go for another walk!

Woof for now



Ranger said...

Groucho - so many new things to see in Japan. And sooooooo many cool walkies to experience.

Patrice and Higgins said...

Well at least you got some good walks in since you could not go and enjoy!


Unknown said...

Wow Groucho your peeps gets to go to all the good stuff. We bet the atmosphere was brill. Glad you had a fine time sleeping and an extra walk. Have a marvellous Monday.
Best wishes Molly

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Okay, I'm a cat. What is a sturdibag?

Mollie said...

Whoooohoooo that would of been so cool if you could of gone :) xx00xx

Mollie and Alfie

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

WOW! Groucho. We think you're lucky to be enjoying another country. And anything that brings them home excited enough for ANOTHER walk, has to be good!

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

That would have been so cool to watch!

Unknown said...

Now that is BIG....and what fun you are having checking out the new mom says I need some!

The Lee County Clowder said...

Hey, woofer Groucho. That rasseling match sounds like kinda fun. Do they have a kittie sumo class?

PS: We really hope you didn't let your pawrents KNOW you slept the hole time they were gone? Carefully applied guilt can do wonders.

Sweet William The Scot said...

Life looks so very interesting. That Sumo man is sure wearing revealing panties.
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Sweet William The Scot

Murphy said...

You did not get to go? Can They sneak you in a big purse if you promise to be quiet? So sorry, you should have sent us an email and we could have met with you on Facebook or something so you did not get too bored. We could have talked about chew bones and wrestling and bitey face. Thanks you for stopping by our bloggy. We have a girlfriend who lives in Ireland! We have other FB friends from there as well.

Your New Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

Pippa Sheltie said...

Wow Groucho! that must have been really amazing for them! shame you couldn't go! Sumo wrestling must be very different to watch.
Pippa :)