Sumo - a whole culture

Sumo - the traditional Japanese sport, which includes elements of the noble arts, shows, temple rites, sports, samurai spirit and the circus business. In Tokyo, the annual sumo association arranges one-day demonstration tournament in which the wrestlers demonstrate their skills, and the audience nasladzhayutsya spectacle.

Sumo wrestlers go to Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo during the opening ceremony of the annual sumo tournament in Tokyo on April 9th. (Reuters Pictures)

Grand Champion sumo "yokozuna" Hakuho holds the son of a sumo wrestler Kotomitsuki called Aiki. (Reuters Pictures)

In the two top division wrestlers have special belt kesё-mawashi, which is used only in rituals. (Reuters Pictures)


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