Sumo lovers everywhere will rejoice in having all their favorite wrestlers in the palm of their hands. This hefty restaurant sized tea mug is often used in sushi houses when they are serving tea, specifically called "agari". Wrap your hands around the mug to warm yourself inside and out, with some hot tea or any warm beverage served in this special mug.
The sport of Sumo on a professional level can trace its roots back to the 16th century, and its longevity and popularity continues to attract fans from Japan and around the world. The original sumo wrestlers were believed to be samurai warriors that were solitary in nature, called "ronin" who wrestled in tournaments as a way to earn some extra money. Sumo wrestling is a sport that is strictly guided by a hierarchy based on merit, and the wrestlers are ranked according to a system that has been used for hundreds of years. Wrestlers can be promoted or demoted according to their previous performances at tournaments. It is very difficult to reach the highest ranks, and thus the special ones are commemorated on this one of a kind mug.
This mug is decorated with caricatures of the most popular and strongest sumo champions of the past seventy five years. They are identified by their names and years they won written in Chinese characters, or kanji next to their faces. This mug is dishwasher safe and microwaveable. With so much information and sumo history in just one mug, it is sure to become a conversation piece to cherish. Made in Japan.
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