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Sumo 101: The Ring

Sep 10, 2018

Sumo 101: The Ring

by John Gunning

Sumo tournaments take place on a raised ring called a dohyo. The kanji characters for dohyo (土俵) literally translate as clay and rice straw bales — the two materials the ring is made of. Dohyo in professional sumo tournaments are consecrated ground. A ceremony called ...

Yokozuna Kisenosato makes victorious return to dohyo

/ Sep 10, 2018

Yokozuna Kisenosato makes victorious return to dohyo

Kisenosato made a winning return on Sunday at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament after missing a record-setting eight consecutive meets due to injury. Mongolian yokozuna Hakuho and Kakuryu followed Kisenosato by winning their respective bouts on the first day of the 15-day tournament at Ryogoku ...