This experience is a sumo activity named "Shall We Sumo?" It will be conducted at a machiya house—traditional wooden townhouse—built more than 100 years ago near the Kiyomizudera temple in Kyoto. You will practice moves like a real sumo wrestler. After some exercise, we'll cook chanko hot pot—a protein-rich dish that is commonly and traditionally eaten at sumo stables together.
Through this experience, We'd like to express the sumo wrestling spirit, health, and Japanese culture. We are a sumo rock band named Chankoponchy. The singer Koh is a sumo wrestler for 20 years, since he was six years old. However, Koh was forced to quit sumo wrestling because of physical injure. And a member Ryu broke up several years ago and he could not fly, jump, or dance. And But we noticed there was still something we could do express sumo wrestling in another form and let it communicate as culture. Then, join us! Shall we sumo?
Chanko hot pot If you are vegetarian, please let me know in advance,when you reserve.
This experience will be done at a machiya house. Upstairs is a tatami room with alcoves known as tokonoma. It's authentic style room. We will learn sumo and do shiko exercises here. Then we'll cook chanko hot pot downstairs. After that, we'll go back to the tatami room, eat chanko, and listen to traditional sumo songs. Of course, we'll be wearing mawashi loincloths. Enjoy.
We can provide Beer and Sake with extra fee at that day. Shiko exercise is not good for skirts and stockings. Wearing short pants and not socks are best.