Intercultural Communication Center(ICC)Waseda University

【Sign Up Period: Mar. 15h – Apr. 8】 ICC Field Trip: ICC × Waseda Sumo Club: The Sumo Exchange – Let’s Watch the Waseda Cup and Eat Chanko Nabe! – (Apr. 14)

Waseda University’s Sumo Club is a historic athletic club that was founded in 1917.
In the 67th All Japan Sumo Championship, the Club’s ace Mr. Yukihiro Hashimoto proceeded to the final round of the tournament and livened the tournament.

This time, the ICC has planned a tour to watch the 9th “Waseda Cup” (a sumo tournament for Waseda students) organized by the Sumo Club and to enjoy a social mixer with Chanko Nabe.

Sumo is a Japanese martial art. It is based on Japan’s ancient Shinto beliefs, and is also a Shinto ritual.
Before we watch the tournament, there will be explanations in Japanese and English about Sumo’s history, rules, etc. So, even if you do not know much about Sumo now, you will be able to enjoy the thrilling matches of the tournament.
Then, after the “Waseda Cup” is over, you can mingle with everyone and eat Chanko Nabe!

This is a rare chance to watch a Sumo match from ringside!
If you are interested in Sumo, if you are interested in Japan’s traditional culture, if you want to make more friends, do not miss this chance and join us!


Apr. 14, 2019 (Sun), 9:00 – 13:00


Higashi-Fushimi Campus (Seibu-Shinjuku Line; meet at the ticket gate of Higashi-Fushimi Station, finish at the event location.)


1. Sumo lecture
2. Watching the “Waseda Cup”
3. Chanko nabe party


All Waseda Students


English and Japanese


Free. Please pay the travel cost to/from Higashi-Fushimi Station by yourself. (If travelling from Takadanobaba Station take the Seibu-Shinjuku Line to Higashi-Fushimi Station. A one way ticket is 240 yen.)

Item to bring

Slippers or indoor shoes


Required : MyWaseda


Apr. 8, (Mon) 9:00am


40 students (A lottery will be held if applications exceed capacity and a mail will be sent notifying all applicants on the application deadline day.)

Important points when applying

In general, cancellation after applying is not accepted. Please check your schedule carefully before applying.
Cancellation Policy

Sumo Club of Waseda University

Established in 1917. It is an athletic club that continues to preserve sumo while continuing to grow, by facing new challenges every day. It also holds the annual Waseda Cup and strives to recruit and foster new wrestlers.

Major achievements in the past 10 years
The 94th All Japan University Sumo Championship B Class – Team Champion
The 89th East Japan University Sumo Championship B Class – Team Champion
The 64th East Japan University Sumo League 2nd Group – Team Champion

 Waseda Cup(Sumo Tournament)

Tournament organized by the Sumo Club since 2011 to promote interest towards Sumo.
No matter if you are a beginner, regardless of your experience level, As long as you are a Waseda student, you can join the tournament.
Also, the head judge for the tournament is none other than Waseda alumnus and the Sumo Club’s Special Advisor;  Demon Kakka (Musician).
Registration: By e-mail to: shirodai59◎ (PIC: Asada)

*Responses will only be in Japanese*


Tel: 03-5286-3990
E-mail: [email protected]

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