Come and enjoy the spectacular World of Japanese Cinema at The Japan Foundation, New Delhi.

The Theme of the month is “Running or Sumo – Which do you like Best?”


©1992 Daiei, Cabin  

With students more interested in football and scuba-diving, Professor Anayama, a former university sumo champion, blackmails graduating (and slim) student Yamamoto into joining the decimated university sumo team, or he doesn’t graduate. Along with Aoki (the incompetent club veteran), Tanaka (a lonely, overweight boy), Haruo (Yamamoto’s brother, who’s sick of wresting in drag in the pro-wrestling club), and Smiley (who agrees only for the free room and board), the team start training even though none of them cares about sumo at all. Gradually, they develop a love and respect for the traditional sport.