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Sumo 101: The Ring

Sep 9, 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 ...