Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sports in Japan

Watch and participate in various sports are popular activities in Japan enjoyed by people of all ages and walks of life.  

The origin of the sport in Japan built the twelfth century, when the military nobility known as samurai introduced events such as kendo (Japanese fencing stick) Kyudo (archery) and jujustu (judo) in populated. They eventually determined that the martial arts during the Edo period (1600-1868) Sports, focusing on the development of the mental aspect of every activity in hopes of calling the noblest of participants, the highest level transcendent. The sports that are passed from generation to generation, and continues to live today.  

Sumo, which was created by a dance ritual entertainment for the Shinto gods and long history as a traditional martial art, there are nearly 2,000 years, considered the national sport of Japan. Even now include data from organizations deeply religious Shinto, like throwing salt on the floor at the start of each game as a form of symbolic purification. Sumo rules are fairly simple. Two wrestlers Rikishi called face-off in a circular ring called Doha wrestler who first touch the ground with any part of the body other than the soles of the feet, or asserting his opponent out of the ring loses. The race itself is usually completed within a few seconds, but in rare cases it can take up to a minute or more. Six tournaments are held throughout the year, for a period of 15 days.
Eventually Western sports were introduced in Japan in the Meiji era coming, including baseball in 1872. Baseball has since become one of the most popular sport in the country, with thousands of enthusiastic fans, professional games are held every time the stadium in major cities across the country. The game will also broadcast live on television several times a week, with teams from both leagues (Central Pacific), consisting of six teams each. In recent years, an increasing number of Japanese players to play today with success in the major leagues and American games are widely used by the media in Japan.  

Teams of high school and university too much, and throughout Japan High School Baseball Championship take place during the summer and is considered a national television by millions of people. Compete in baseball as the most popular sport in the country of football, in 1993, the introduction of the J-League, the professional football league, consisting of two parts, J1 and J2. Their first soccer played by amateurs for many years in Japan, but this therapy has gained momentum after the national soccer team of Japan for the World Cup in France for the first time in 1998.
After football, due to the popularity in Japan is golf. The exploding bubble economy and wealth of the 80 closed Golf quickly put forward as one of the most popular games in the country. With that in the past only a select few of "salary man" below average short, where it is used as a means to expand their business network, play a round or two on Sunday with potential customers. Join a prestigious club that was so popular at the time to be between 100 and 400 million yen and was in demand by large companies that rely the rank of those close deals more often on the golf course is established the meeting room. With the increasing number of players and limited space, the prospect is of course an 18 hole golf course, with fees usually caddy lunch and playing still expensive for the average person in Japan, The average price ¥ 20,000 and not included. Another aspect to determine the amount of playing golf in Japan is the "hole in one insurance." Those Fortunately (or unfortunately) the "hole in one" slippery fall, to celebrate this event with a fee for all participants on the day, and giving expensive gifts to participants. Therefore, the insurance provided to recover unpaid professional enough to cover it difficult shot.

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