Every one of my regular 6pm students knows that if they come a little early, they can watch the last couple matches of the Sumo Basho with me before their lessons. After the last basho, students got to know my love for sumo, and every 6pm student last week and this week came early and cheered on Asashyoryu and Hakuho with me. Its nice to start these lessons with so much fun and excitement and the atmosphere is really jovial and energetic when we staet our lessons. Anyway, everyday this week and last, my students and i enjoyed seeing Asashyoryu on a nice winning streak. Yesterday i went with another Smith’s Owner to see the Osaka Basho live! And to our amazement, not only did Hakuho lose, but so did Asashyoru! Both yokozuna lost! It was a very exciting day, and i look forward to discussing it with all my 6pm students next week! It’s great being able to share such an awesome cultural event with my students.
Edward (FC Ohtsu)