NHK for Free

The other day I noticed that NHK was being offered as a free preview on my TV package. Nostalgic joy rose up through my very soul. Checking out the daily schedule, I noticed that the Spring Sumo tournament was also on. Fortuitous indeed. There are some other programs I will check out, but Sumo is the icing on the cake.

I was introduced to Sumo by my first roommate in Japan. Every night we would watch the highlights on a program called Sumo Digest. The sound of the drums and the clapping blocks of wood were a moment of jubilation. In those days, TV start times were a little irregular, but we hung on knowing it would eventually start. I remember that my roommate didn’t know the names of the sumo wrestlers and gave them names like Al Delveccio (from Happy Days) and Big Salt Thrower.

I have never lost my love for it, and it is obvious why I call it Today’s Perfect Moment.


About Anthony

I am: equal parts rebel, romantic and shockingly average Joe. a writer trapped inside of an ESL teacher's body. an introverted attention seeker. a teacher who hopes one day to be called "Captain, my Captain." an intellectual who can do some very dumb things. a person whose Japan experience, despite being so long ago, still exerts a strong influence upon him. a lover of books, music, beer, hockey and Pizza.
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