Sumo Stew takes its show on the road and stops at Right Proper Brookland Production House in Washington, DC.
Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell returned to Brooklyn, NY with aspirations of importing this ancient sport, and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen, a wonderfully multi-faceted cooking store and center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the “sumo stew” wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. This, paired with a live stream from Japan of the bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, which brings hungry first time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.
The $50 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, a beer ticket, and two drink tickets to be used for a taste of sake, shochu or whisky – and round after round of sumo. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.
For tickets and more information visit www.SUMOSTEW.com.