A big day out at the sumo

The sumo tournament and surrounding Ryogoku area with kids


During a bathroom run, my daughter and I stumbled upon the trophy case, and spent nearly 20 minutes with our noses to the glass admiring each massive object: ornate ceramic vases, a huge jar filled with plums, and a variety of gold and silver bowls. My daughter’s favorite was the main trophy: a two-handled chalice larger and heavier than she is.

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A big day out at the sumo

About Jason Andrew Jenkins

In 1997, Jason left his home near Atlanta for a year abroad. He liked it so much that he never went back. After three years in Taiwan and 13 years in Japan, he and his wife quit their desk jobs in Tokyo, pulled their kids out of local schools and traveled as a family for six years, living in Malaysia, Spain, and Mexico along the way. They returned to Japan — Osaka this time — in the summer of 2019. Jason loves Google Maps, carry-on luggage, and most dishes registering on the Scoville scale.
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