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Sumo Wrestler Japanese Tea Mug (LAST ONE)

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Sumo Wrestler Japanese Tea Mug (LAST ONE)
Item# T1797


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.

  • Cup Dimension (D 2-7/8" x H 4")
  • Cup Capacity (8 fl. oz.)
  • Product Wt. (11 oz.)

  • Usually ships within 1 to 2 business days

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    100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
    By Linda
    Our Favorite Mugs!
    December 3, 2021
    We first saw these mugs when having tea at a sushi restaurant and loved them! I had ordered a set of 2 from Mrs. Lin's Kitchen over 6 years ago but a couple of weeks ago, we noticed a crack in one of them so I decided to order 4 more. We use them on a regular basis so they definitely are sturdy enough to last a long time! (The photo shows two of the newer mugs on the left which have an extra wrestler on them)

    Merchant Response:The newly added wrestler must be the newer champion after you have purchased the mugs six years ago. Enjoy!
    By brooke
    Impressive quality and fantastic design
    November 19, 2021
    Quality of this tea mug is outstanding. The design is stamped into the porcelin. Really nice . Love it.
    Merchant Response:Thank you for your review. It is one of our popular mug. Enjoy!
    By Kitty
    Very Cute Mug
    November 21, 2017
    Nice shape and nicely made
    By Martha
    Bowie, MD
    Terrific Tea Mug
    May 22, 2014
    Great way to drink tea while looking at the champions.
    • Great to warm hands, and informative about champions.

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