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Dohyo-iri - the colourful entering of the ring ceremony  
   

Dohyo-iri - the colourful entering of the ring ceremony

Makuuchi-rikishi wearing ceremonial aprons.
Every bit like you'd expect!

May 8th 2005
In the interests of being technological and up to date and all that, I feel that I have to spend a few minutes writing about the wonderful megalopolis we're currently winging our way around at lightning speed. With only 4 full days here and so much to see there's little point wasting much time sleeping, and we currently have a spare few minutes in our tightly planned itinerary so I thought I would ... 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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