• Kyodo


A glitzy skyscraper in front of JR Tokyo Station is set for an unlikely installation at its atrium — a genuine sumo ring.

Wrestlers will take part in exhibition bouts in the ring at the KITTE shopping area in JP Tower on Aug. 29, with the facility hosting a sumo-related exhibit ahead of the event.

Among the quirky items to be exhibited include a model of a life-size sumo wrestler’s stomach, including its firmness, and a bowl with a mountain of rice showing how much of the grain a wrestler eats per meal.

A gimmick called “sumo wrestler camera” is also available for visitors where after taking a photograph the image turns into a well-rounded face with topknot hair.

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