SUMO STEW will be back soon!


  *Sumo painting by Taisan Tanaka,

*Sumo painting by Taisan Tanaka,

Our most recent event ...

Tuesday, July 17th, 6-9PM @ Arrogant Swine (173 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11206)

Inspired by a trip to Japan, photographer Michael Harlan Turkell( returned to New York City with aspirations of importing this ancient sport and teamed up with Harry Rosenblum, owner of The Brooklyn Kitchen(, 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 North Carolina BBQ-style Whole Hog chankonabe in collaboration with Tyson Ho of Arrogant Swine,


Every guest will also get a special bento box, composed of Japanese-inspired dishes from top local chefs, including (subject to change):

  • Spicy Beef Shank & Yuba Salad from Junzi,
  • Mushroom & Pickled Plum Onigiri (rice balls) from Momo Sushi
  • Seaweed Salad with Ikura and Fried Potato from Juku,
  • Hiyashi Chukka (cold ramen) from O Ya



  • Mochi Ice Cream from Mochidoki,



Nikka Whisky cocktail by Natasha Bermudez of Llama,

Kimino Drinks, yuzu soda,


A selection of Sake from Jamie Graves of Skurnik Wines,, and Chizuko Niikawa-Helton of Sake

Japanese tea from Ito En,



Wuhao tenugui (Japanese-style multi-purpose cloths),

Japanese ink painting performance by Taisan Tanaka,

Handmade Cutlery by Kikuichi,

Kimono and yukata rentals and sales from ***


Kaede NYC will offer a $30 for rental and dressing special for those that want to wear a YUKATA to the event. If they would like to wear a different type of KIMINO for the event, other than yukata, they will offer 25% off our rental prices. All rental requests must be submitted before #SUMOSTEW (Tuesday 7/17) so they can bring enough on the day. Please contact them at

NYrture New York

Bokksu, premium Japanese snack subscription box,


Tickets and information:

(Must be 21+ to attend) (No refunds on tickets canceled 72 hours before the event)

*The $60 ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowl of chankonabe, and 2 drink tickets to be used for sake, shochu, or a whisky cocktail – and round after round of sumo. 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.



Michael Harlan Turkell,, 646.808.4159

Harry Rosenblum,, 718.389.2982



Sun Noodle, ramen,

D’Artagnan, pork,

Happy Valley Meat Co., beef,

Hodo, *yuba, tofu,

The Japanese Pantry, artisan Japanese pantry ingredients,

Kayanoya, dashi,

Smallhold, mushrooms,

Regalis, ikura,

Breville, Control Freak induction burners,


*Yuba: A Kyoto delicacy, fresh yuba is rare even in Asia. Nutty, sweet and with a distinctive bite that is firm yet chewy, yuba is the thin veil that forms on the surface of heated soymilk as the cream and protein rise to the surface. Sometimes known as tofu skin, these greatly prized sheets are harvested by hand, and Hodo is the only organic, fresh yuba maker in the United States.


***SUMO logo by Taisan Tanaka,




Past SUMO STEW participants


New York City:



Birds & Bubbles / City Grit


En Japanese Brasserie

Ganso Yaki

Hakata Tonton


Ivan Ramen


Kuma Inn

Moku Moku


Ramen Burger

Salt + Charcoal

Samurai Papa

Shalom Japan


The Brooklyn Star

The Crimson Sparrow

The Finch

Uma Temakeria

Village Yokocho

Yakitori by Neal



San Francisco, CA:

Asian Box


Liholiho Yacht Club




Pabu Izakaya


Robin (née The Starling)


State Bird Provisions


Washington, DC:


Kaz Sushi Bistro

Keepwell Vinegar

The Red Hen

Toki Underground



Nikka Whisky cocktails:

Jeff Bell from PDT, Please Don’t Tell

Jesse Selvagn, Bar Otsukare

Kevin Diedrich, Pacific Cocktail Haven

Masa Urishido, Saxon + Parole

Scott Baird, Trick Dog




Brooklyn Brewery

Magnolia Brewery Company

Right Proper Brewery



Brooklyn Kura

Domaine Select Wine & Spirits

Kuramoto US


Sake Discoveries

Sake Journeys

Sake Tengoku


Sequoia Sake Company

Vine Connections




Ippodo Tea Co.

Ito En

Tea Dealers



Francis Any of Pinoy Heritage

Patisserie Tomoko

Buttercream Bakeshop



Kaede, kimono, yukata

Nama Ya, ceramics by Yuko Sato

Sennari Vinegar, with Nancy Singleton Hachisu

The Japanese Pantry, spices and sauces 

Wuhao NYC, tenugui, traditional Japanese cotton cloths

Yamaki Jozo Soy Sauce



18 Reasons, kitchen space, volunteers

Breville, Control Freak induction burners

Bi-Rite Market, produce

Happy Valley Meat Co., beef

Hodo Soy, tofu, yuba

Island Creek Oyster Bar, oysters

Pocky, biscuit snacks 

Regalis Foods, ikura (fish roe)

Sun Noodle, ramen