If you walk through Ryogoku Station in Tokyo these days, you’ll come across a sumo wrestler as big as a building, lying on the ground. What is happening?
Japan It is an endearingly peculiar country. We love him for his eccentricities. And it seems that this eccentricity also applies to foreign companies that work in Japan. It is the case of Netflixwhich has surprised the Japanese themselves with advertising a 25 meter long sumo wrestler, shot at a train station. What is all this?
If you visit Tokyo before May 28, you can stop by the Ryogoku station to contemplate Enno, a 25 meter long and 3 meter tall sumo wrestlerwho is lying on the platform floor.
With his fist clenched in defiance, he appears to have stumbled, landing his bones on the ground. You can see it in all its splendor in this video:
We still haven’t figured out what’s on his feet, maybe it has something to do with the character.
Netflix He has taken care of all the details, something that the Japanese really like. Starting with the train station, which is not just any station of the dozens in Tokyo.
Netflix promotes a series with a giant sumo wrestler
The Ryogoku station It is a place that all Japanese associate with the sumosince the fans who go to the Kokugikan, the great sumo stadium where the national championship is heldlocated very close.
The 25 meter long and 3 meter tall sumo wrestler is Enno, the protagonist of the Netflix series Apprentice Sumo (Sanctuary in its original title), which premiered on May 4.
the sumo apprentice tells the story of Enno, a desperate tough guy who becomes a sumo wrestler, winning fans over with his arrogance and shaking the foundations of an industry steeped in tradition.
In a Japanese series that has been in the Top 10 in more than 50 countriesSo it looks like you’ve had moderate success. can also be seen in Spain.
Of course, Netflix has achieved its goal of surprising everyone with this very special announcement: a sumo wrestler 25 meters long, in a train station.