NHK World Japan posted an overview of Kisenosato’s sumo career and his retirement ceremony to YouTube. While fans will recall that we had some audience-recorded video earlier, this is a nice, professional cut of the events that includes behind the scenes / not seen footage.
The Friday before any honbasho features a fantastic 25 minute show on NHK World Japan, previewing the upcoming tournament with Hiro Morita, John Gunning and Murray Johnson. These typically feature a recap of the prior basho, interview with key rikishi and some random torture applied to Raja Pradhan.
First airing is in a few hours, so check with NHK World to see when you can catch this must-see program for all sumo fans!
With just days before the Natsu Basho starts, it’s time once again to join the crew of NHK World’s Grand Sumo for a preview show. Typically we can expect Murray Johnson, John Gunning and Hiro Morita, with some torture sessions applied to Raja Pradhan. These shows are always fun, and full of great sumo fan information.
Show times are US Eastern and Pacific. Do tune in and check it out.
- Friday 12:30 AM Eastern / Thursday 09:30 PM Pacific
- Friday 04:30 AM Eastern / Friday 01:30 AM Pacific
- Friday 12:30 PM Eastern / Friday 9:30 AM Pacific
- Friday 06:30 PM Eastern / Friday 03:30 PM Pacific
A great interview with former Yokozuna Kisenosato was added to the NHK World news program, and is now available as video on demand on their web site.