Sumo Wrestlers Hard to Find: The amount of
new blood in the 1,500-year-old Japanese sport of sumo wrestling slowed to a single drop, reports The
Guardian, and experts are struggling to understand why.
Could it be that learning the sport is very
stringent, requiring boys to leave home to live in a "stable" with other wrestlers? Maybe. Could it be
that it's hard to earn a good living at the sport unless you make it to the very top? Perhaps.
most commonly heard reason why there the number of sumo has dwindled to its lowest levels since 1958?
Japanese kids are too soft, preferring a life of comfort and ease to one of rigorous exercise and endless
chores, not to mention endless meals.