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.
The fantastic crew at NHK World Japan will once again be broadcasting the final 50 minutest of Makuuchi live on their global stream. If you are a die hard sumo fan, an insomniac, or in a world time zone where Makuuchi is not on in the middle of the night, do set your streaming devices to the NHK World feed and enjoy the full bout format, along with insightful commentary from the hosts.
NHK Stream Link – here
- London – 08:10
- New York – 04:10
- Chicago – 03:10
- Los Angeles – 01:10
- Honolulu – 22:10
- Sydney – 19:10
- Tokyo – 17:10
The NHK World’s Grand Sumo team will be starting the Haru basho with a “Grand Sumo Preview” program Friday (Japan time), followed by “Grand Sumo Live” for the final 50 minutes of day 1 Sunday.
The 30 minute “Grand Sumo Preview” program will be the latest in a string of outstanding programs that look into the upcoming tournament, and each program typically features a recap of the previous tournament, a feature rikishi section (maybe Tamawashi?), and a session where Raja Pradhan is forced to be some massive fellow’s practice partner.
Schedule (All Times US Eastern)
Thursday March 7th @ 11:30 PM
Friday March 8th @ 03:30 AM
Friday March 8th @ 11:30 AM
Friday March 8th @ 05:30 PM
As they have done in the past, the NHK Grand Sumo team will be live for the final day of the Hatsu basho. For folks who are interested, it will cover the final matches of the top division, and feature the yusho ceremony and awarding of many large and amazing trophies to either Tamawashi or Takakeisho. Tune it at 4:30 PM Japan time and enjoy 90 minutes of live sumo with all of the details and commentary.
*Note, until such time as the steaming pile of junk called WordPress can fix the live blogging feature, Team Tachiai will sitting out live blogging.