[sumo] Ise Jingu question

Doreen Simmons jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp
Fri Apr 10 09:35:17 EDT 2009

Now I have the whole answer, thanks to a lurker who sent me a private 
mail. Tickets for the actual sumo bouts are sold, in advance and at the 
gate, but are, by sumo standards, rock-bottom, and one price for adults 
and another for kids. Now all I have to do is ask my friends in the 
Kyokai office: is the paid part counted as a jungyo or is it all 
hono-zumo? Nobody is paying me to know, but a blank space, however 
tiny, niggles me till it's in order.

Doreen who worked till 8:20 (but it was interesting work with good 
people) and will shortly be calling it a day.

Note to Huzayomama: Thanks, but don't overdo it, kid. ;-) In my book, 
you are the heroine, playing the hand life has dealt you.


On 2009/04/10, at 9:07, Sumocypher at aol.com wrote:

> There is no charge. The grounds are open and there are just security 
> people
>  to keep you at a moderate distance when the Yokozuna do their 
> dohyo-iri.
> Some  wonderful photos can be gotten as they come over the bridge with 
> the
> rest of the  sekitori and while the dohyo-iri are performed. You are 
> free to
> walk anywhere,  except within the shrine itself's grounds when the 
> photos are
> taken of the  Yokozuna and the shinto priests, after the yokozuna 
> change
> into their formal  dress.
> Of course, I believe there is a charge to watch the actual sumo during 
> the
> Jingu jungyo:-) , but since I was with a friend who took care of the
> arrangements, I really don't know about that.
> I hope that was useful and answered what you were asking.
> 0
Doreen Simmons
  jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp

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