A Sumo Wrestler's Tail

A Sumo Wrestler's Tail

is a Japanese folk tale. It tells the story of an old man and his wife who help out some mice who engage in sumo. As a reward, one of the mice gives them enough gold on which to live for the rest of their lives.


An old farmer discovers a group of rats heading to a sumo wrestling bout. After they lose miserably, he decides to feed the rats to boost their chances of winning.


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    director Akihiko Yamashita
    keywords sumo win wrestle
    musicBy Manto Watanobe
    productionCompany Studio Ghibli