An event was held at the Kokugikan in Ryogoku, Tokyo, where sumo wrestlers and masters interacted with fans, and the visiting fans enjoyed interacting with each other.

Approximately 5,000 people, including members of the official sumo fan club and residents of Sumida Ward, Tokyo, where the Kokugikan is located, attended the event, which was held for the first time in 17 years as the "Grand Sumo Fan Appreciation Festival."

At the venue, various programs were prepared to experience the world of sumo wrestling and interact with sumo wrestlers, and in the "Salt Maki Experience," participants performed a dynamic salt maki just like sumo wrestlers.

Also, in a project in which yokozuna Terunofuji, Ozeki Mitakekai, and former yokozuna Hakuho participated in a competition to see how many bills they could make in one minute, Miyagino made 104 bills, making it a Guinness World Record. was recognized and received a big round of applause.

In addition, there were sumo wrestling with sumo wrestlers, table tennis, and a corner where you could enjoy playing cards.

A 5th grade boy from Chiba Prefecture said, ``I fell in love with sumo after watching TV when school was closed due to the new coronavirus. .

Yokozuna Terunofuji said, "I hope there will be more events like this in the future to make the fans feel closer to me. I will do my best to fulfill my role so that the people who come can enjoy themselves."

The event will continue for 7 days.

Master Miyagino “Guinness World Records Happy”

Former yokozuna Hakuho's master Miyagino, who was recognized as a Guinness World Record holder for his fast hand-pushing, said, "I went in with the feeling that I wanted to win and I didn't want to lose. It was the first time in a long time that I was nervous and nervous, but it turned out to be a good memory. I'm really happy," he said with a smile.

He added, "It's also a chance to meet sekitori-shu and masters up close. I'd like to hold an event like this again next year. Now that tourism has gradually resumed, I'd like to spread the goodness of sumo to people around the world." was talking