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SUMO STEW @ RESOBOX. May 14th & 15th, 2019, two seatings per night.

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RESOBOX East Village

91 East 3rd Street

New York, NY 10003

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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, owner 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 is presented in conjunction with their hosts, RESOBOX (resobox.com), a Japanese cultural center dedicated to sharing and celebrating Japanese influence in the arts.


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 (subject to change):

  • TBA


  • Mochi Ice Cream from Mochidoki, mochidoki.com


Nikka Whisky cocktail, nikka.com

Mizu Shochu, mizushochu.com


Asahi Beer, asahibeerusa.com



Wuhao tenugui (Japanese-style multi-purpose cloths), wuhaonyc.com

Handmade Cultery by Kikuichi, kikuichi.net

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(Must be 21+ to attend)

*The ticket grants each participant a bento box, bowls of chankonabe, drinks – and round after round of sumo.

**A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society. japansociety.org


Michael Harlan Turkell, michael@harlanturk.com, 646.808.4159

Harry Rosenblum, harry@thebrooklynkitchen.com, 718.389.2982


Sun Noodle, ramen, sunnoodle.com

Heritage Foods, turkey, heritagefoods.com

Happy Valley Meat Co., beef, happyvalleymeat.com

Hodo, *yuba, tofu, hodofoods.com

The Japanese Pantry, artisan Japanese pantry ingredients, thejapanesepantry.com

Smallhold, mushrooms, smallhold.com

Kayanoya, dashi, usa.kayanoya.com

*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, shogakaboz.jp

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RESOBOX East Village

91 East 3rd Street

New York, NY 10003

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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