A Sumo Wrestler's Tail

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A Sumo Wrestler's Tail
Directed by Akihiko Yamashita
Written by Hayao Miyazaki
Music by Manto Watanobe
Distributed by Ghibli Museum

A Sumo Wrestler's Tail (ちゅうずもう?) is a Japanese animated fantasy short film directed by Akihiko Yamashita and written by Hayao Miyazaki made for the Studio Ghibli Museum.[1] It premiered at the museum in 2010.

Miyazki based the story on the Japanese folk tale Nezumi no Sumo (ねずみのすもう).

Chu Zumo is the story of an old farmer who 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.


  1. ^ "A Sumo Wrestler's Tail". Ghibli Museum, Mitaka. Retrieved 25 February 2014.