Each year there are three Bashos or sumo tournaments in Tokyo. As luck would have it we’d arrived towards the end of the May one. Today is day 14 out of 16 and we went along hoping we’d have a small chance of some tickets. There are three classes of ‘boxes’, close to the arena, starting at 36,000 yen (~£180) each, Way beyond our spend limit and also booked up long ago (you can only book my phone or in person in Japan). There are also then seats in the gods, between 3600 yen (~£18) and 8600 yen (~£45). We weren’t concetrating and bought a pair of the latter. Here’s hoping it’s good. I’ve not watched any in 15+ years (back when Channel 4 used to show it) and even then I was not a big fan.