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Monday, September 15, 2014

Sumo Wrestling Coming to Japantown

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 11:10 AM

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Ramen shops, Karaoke Bars, the Daiso Store. Need another reason to visit Japantown? On October 5, a Sumo Wrestling Exhibition will be held in Japantown's Peace Plaza.
The free event will feature three world class Sumo wrestlers: Yama, who at 600 pounds is the world's heaviest Japanese human, Byama, a three time World Sumo Champion from Mongolia, and Kelly, who, at 430 pounds, is the heaviest person to ever run a marathon. These wrestlers will compete in three matches, at noon, 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.

Those in attendance will have the chance to meet these Sumo heroes — a kids' meet and greet will be held prior to the event (11 a.m.), and another will held for adults, post-battle (5 p.m.).
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