Sumo wrestlers will be soon touring Israel, Ynet reports.
A delegation of 15 top-ranking Sumo wrestlers is scheduled to arrive in Israel in June, according to sources in the Israeli embassy in Tokyo.
The planned visit, made possible following lengthy talks with the Japanese Sumo Federation, is part of an initiative aimed at promoting Japanese tourism to Israel and strengthening ties between the countries, as Sumo wrestlers are regarded as opinion makers in the land of the rising sun.
If the plan works out, this could get interesting. With a healthy cultural exchange, we could get better sushi. Maybe a wasabi as an alternative to harif in felafel, and if we’re lucky some of that Japanese patience and meticulousness might even inspire an Israeli or two.