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J Program Field Trip to Nara and O-zumo at Osaka [3月 13,2014 ]

On March 10 we held a field trip for watching O-zumo (Grand Sumo Tournament). It was a joint event with Nara University of Education and forty-two students of Osaka University and twenty-seven of Nara University of Education were participated in it.
After joining at Nara University of Education, we went to visit a Sumo museum, ‘Kehaya-za,’ located at Katsuragi city in Nara prefecture, where the first Sumo match was said to be held. In the museum a stuff member gave us a brief lecture about Sumo’s history and then we saw various things exhibited there. The museum had a ‘Dohyo’ (Sumo ring) inside, which anyone could go up on. Many students tried a Sumo match on the Dohyo in their own way.
Next we went to Namba of Osaka and watched Sumo matches of March Grand Sumo Tournament. Some students not only watched matches from the seat, but also went to the entrance of the preparation room to see ‘Rikishis’ (Sumo wrestlers) just before their eyes.
































































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