Sumo Championships

| May 15, 2020

Sumo is a famous part of Japanese culture and sport, and large championship tournaments are held every year in Tokyo. The bouts are usually brief but explosive, and the rituals before each bout, where competitors first throw salt into the ring to purify it and exchange fierce stares, can take far longer than the actual match. Sumo has traces in Shinto fertility rites and the modern sport bears close resemblance to its historical roots. Sumo wrestlers have armies of fans and are amongst the most famous people in Japan.

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