The Daily Post : Awe

In response to daily post’s prompt: Awe


Wikipedia image of a Sumo wrestler


wikipedia image

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I was filled with wonder when I watched sumo wrestling on YouTube. It’s hard to imagine how they can move their huge body so fast. I’ve managed to get some info about sumo wrestlers.

Sumo wrestlers live in houses called stables. They eat their own special food. It’s called chankonabe, it is a stew served in a giant pot. Sumo wrestlers exercise in an empty stomach. They sleep after eating to keep on the fat.

There are a few rules of making their stew, it has to have a ton of protein, e.g., tofu, chicken, fish, beef and lots of veggies. Some wrestlers have superstitious about what kind of meat to use. Fish and cows is considered bad luck, because unlike chicken they don’t stand on two feet, like a good Sumo wrestler should. This is why those wrestlers use chicken as the only meat in their chankonabe(giant pot of stew).

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8 thoughts on “The Daily Post : Awe

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for this interesting post. Sumo wrestling is an unusual tradition.

    All good wishes,


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