I’ve been very excited to watch the Tachiai blog and the sumo community grow. The knowledge base and passion that you all have for sumo has been awesome. I’m always glued to my WordPress app to see what new posts and comments are out and I frequently watch the map fill in, showing all the countries people come from.
It’s exciting to meet you all here in cyberspace but I’d also be interested to see if you all could meet in the real world, too. It seems like there are a lot of sumo fans around LA, London, Sydney, as well as Tokyo. Visits to the site from DC falls after NYC and San Francisco…but before Chicago, surprisingly. Anyway, I just thought I’d put this post out there to hopefully prompt some of you all into engaging each other IRL. If interested, feel free to put out a feeler in the comments below, and hopefully some in the community can organize a happy hour to get to meet some of your fellow sumo fans.
Live viewing parties like we do at bars for NFL games is hard given the time zone differences…but I could imagine a resourceful individual bringing in a tablet to stream Jason’s videos or Kintamayama…or hopefully someone out there owns a bar and wouldn’t mind putting sumo up on the big screen on occasion? If one happens, I’d love to hear about it – here, or on Twitter.