Sumo 101: Shikiri sen

Sumo Jul 14, 2019

Sumo 101: Shikiri sen

by John Gunning

There are two parallel white lines in the center of every sumo ring known as shikiri sen. Ninety cm in length and 6 cm wide, they are painted directly onto the clay surface using enamel paint. Rikishi must stay behind the line on their side before ...