The middle of May sees professional sumo return to its spiritual home of Tokyo in for the third professional tournament of the season and at the time of this writing, the first Grand Sumo tournament of the Reiwa era.
The Reiwa era's first May tournament will see the incredible grand champion (yokozuna) Hakuho miss the tournament courtesy of an arm injury while the retirement of Japanese yokozuna Kisenosato leaves Mongolian Kakuryu as the only grand champion competing. Chasing him hard is newly promoted fireball, Takakeisho. The 22 year old is out to show everyone his promotion to sumo's second highest rank of ozeki was no fluke. The ever popular Georgian, Tochinoshin, stinging after being replaced by Takakeisho, has one more chance to re-earn his position.
The 15-day May tournament will be held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall in Tokyo mid-to-late May. Check the official website for ticketing and scheduling information.