Sumo 101: Bow-twirling ceremony

Sumo Mar 20, 2019

Sumo 101: Bow-twirling ceremony

by John Gunning

Every day of a sumo tournament concludes with a bow-twirling ceremony, called yumitori-shiki in Japanese. A rikishi — normally from the makushita division — mounts the dohyo from the side of the winner of the final bout and is handed a traditional bamboo bow (minus ...