Past Events Archive

Sumo Champions Exhibition

September 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016

The Japan Center Malls and the Japantown Merchants Association invite you to join us for the 5th Annual Sumo Champions Exhibition in the Japantown Peace Plaza.

Sumo is an ancient Japanese tradition and martial art and we’re bring it to San Francisco for FREE. Join us (and bring the family) to meet real Sumo Wrestlers, learn about life as a Sumo and watch live matches.

The matches will feature the following wrestlers:

  • Byamba, 6’1″, 370 lbs, 4-time World Sumo Champion
  • Yama, 6’4″, 600 lbs, 2-time World Sumo Champion. Heaviest Japanese human being in History!
  • Roy, 6’5″, 380 lbs, 2-time US Sumo Champion
  • Takeshi, 5’8″, 220 lbs. Japanese University Sumo Champion

The Japan Center Malls and the adjacent blocks of Japantown are home to scores of unique shops and restaurants that provide a wonderful opportunity for visitors and locals alike to explore and experience the customs and culture of Japan right in the heart of San Francisco.

This event is FREE and is made possible with support from The Japan Center Malls and the Japantown Merchants Association, and in partnership with USA Sumo.

Saturday, September 10
5:00 PM: Meet and Greet (No Matches)

Sunday, September 11
12:00 PM, 2:00 PM & 4:00 PM: Live Matches

Location: Japantown Peace Plaza, Post and Buchanan Streets
Free and open to the public


When: See Information
Where: Japantown Peace Plaza
Cost: FREE