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Attached to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the Sumo Museum is a small, quirky gallery dedicated to the history of Japan's national sport.
Attached to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Arena, the Sumo Museum is a small, quirky gallery dedicated to the history of Japan's national sport. Largely assembled by its first curator Sakai Tadamasa, the collection comprises Nishiki-e (woodblock prints), sumo dolls, banzuke (official listings of rank), and Kesho-mawashi (ceremonial aprons worn by rikishi).
Japan, 〒130-0015 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Yokoami, 1 Chome−１−３−２８ 国技館 1階
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