Sumo Kitty

Culture, Gender

No, there is no sumo wrestling Hello Kitty yet (at least not that I know of), but there is women’s sumo wrestling in Japan:

An interesting, if brief, article here on the history of women’s sumo (onnazumo), which was at one time more popular than the men’s sport. Another good article here details the current state of the sport. Finally, here is a good profile of Katrina Watts, the Australian woman who serves as one of the English language commentators, as well as dating a former champion.

UPDATE: More here. (Via Frog in a Well.)

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