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Sumo Museum, Tokyo

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Contact: +81 3 3623 5111
Open Hours: Mo to Fr from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM

Sumo wrestling is Japan's most famous sport. On display at this museum are ceremonial aprons called kesho-mawashi, sumo costumes, referees' lacquered paddles, and examples of the calligraphy of famous wrestlers. Wood-block prints, hair cuttings and sumo dolls give a historical overview to this unique sport. This museum is located beside the National Sumo Stadium.