Japan — Day 5

Today we explore fascinating and frenetic Tokyo.  We stop by the Meiji Shrine. Emperor Meiji came into power in the 19th century when the shogunate powers fell. Under his leadership, Japan adopted modern customs and became a serious world power.

This afternoon we learn about sumo wrestling when we visited a restaurant that is owned by a former wrestler. We learn about a sumo wrestler’s past experience as a wrestler and to discover sumo traditions. I tried to push one of these guys but he never moved an inch. Not to often you see a Power Point presentation from a sumo wrestler.