From our organizers:
Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell (harlanturk.com) returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, founder of The Brooklyn Kitchen (thebrooklynkitchen.com), a center for culinary education. The two created a series based around plentiful bowls of chankonabe, the “sumo stew” wrestlers prepare and eat before matches. The hearty broth is loaded with fortifying protein and vegetables. This, paired with the live streamed bimonthly grand tournaments, makes for a lively event, bringing hungry first time and long-standing sumo fans ringside.
This round of SUMO STEW will feature a seasonal chankonabe (the sumo stew).
Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs, including Noodles, Tofu, Beef, Turkey, Mushrooms and more from some of our favorite purveyors (see list below).
French Louie, frenchlouienyc.com
Selamat Pagi, selamatpagibrooklyn.com
Mission Chinese Food, missionchinesefood.com/brooklyn
Mochi Ice Cream from Mochidoki, mochidoki.com
Nikka Whisky cocktail, nikka.com
Mizu Shochu, mizushochu.com
Sake Discoveries, sakediscoveries.com
Senbird Tea, senbirdtea.com
Wuhao tenugui (Japanese-style multi-purpose cloths), wuhaonyc.com
Handmade Cutlery by Kikuichi, kikuichi.net
Kimono and yukata rentals and sales from Kaede, kaedenyc.com
(Must be 21+ to attend)
*The $60 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, and 1 beer token, and 2 drink tickets to be used for sake, shochu, or a whisky cocktail – and round after round of sumo. More beer and additional drink tickets will be available for purchase at the event.
**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society. japansociety.org