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Higashi Yokozuna Hakuho performs the dohyo-iri  
   

Higashi Yokozuna Hakuho performs the dohyo-iri

Flanked by Aminishiki (SekE) as tachimochi (sword-bearer) and Kasugao (MW5) as his tsuyuharai (attendant)
Kyushu Basho - Day 2

November 12th 2007
I've been wondering how to approach this segment of the blog. How can I possibly succeed in keeping the interest up among the hapless population making up all those blog readers indifferent to the grand tradition of sumo? I considered step by step introductions, a combined entry with highlights of the five days or presentations of the various rules and the most famous wrestlers right now. In the e ... read more
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Japanese Flag In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
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