Andy, Josh and Bruce discuss the Hatsu basho. Will COVID shut down the January tournament? Who among the top ranks will survive? This promises to be one of the most intense sumo tournaments in the past decade!
The podcast crew discusses the encroaching COVID-19 infections in the sumo world, the looming “State of Emergency” from the Japanese government, and the possibility the Hatsu basho may be held without spectators (another silent basho), or canceled entirely.
Audio version of the video podcast we will post to YouTube later today.