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Source: Netflix

Hiyori Kon Is the Badass Japanese Woman Fighting Gender Stigmas in 'Little Miss Sumo'


When you think about sumo wrestling, what's the first thought that comes to your mind? How about the second? For me, it's E. Honda from Street Fighter, immediately followed by the WWF's Yokozuna. E. Honda's a fictional character, but at least he's Japanese, and Yokozuna was of Polynesian descent and never even competed in sumotori

So it's safe to say, I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to the sport.

Bu even with my little knowledge of sumo and its history, what I do know is that traditionally, it's a men's only sport, and people really want to keep it that way. Which is something that Hiyori Kon in Little Miss Sumo is trying to change.