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J Program Field Trip to Nara and O-zumo at Osaka [3月 27,2013 ]

On March 11 we held a field trip for watching O-zumo (Grand Sumo Tournament) in Nara and Osaka. It was a joint event with Nara University of Education and forty students of Osaka University and twenty-seven of Nara University of Education were participated in it.First we visited ‘Kehaya-za,’ the Sumo museum of Katsuragi city in Nara prefecture, where a stuff member gave us a brief lecture about Sumo’s history. Students saw various exhibits there and some had an experience of throwing salt on the ‘Dohyo’ (Sumo ring) installed in the museum. It was a big surprise to me that many students did a Sumo match on the Dohyo this year.Next we went to Osaka and enjoyed watching Sumo matches of March Grand Sumo Tournament. It was impressive that students from Czech, Bulgaria, or Mongolia gave enthusiastic cheers to their compatriot Sumo wrestlers.
















































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