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History Sports Sumo
Sumo is one of the traditional sports that has been more than 2000 years old. Sumo sport originated from Japan and has been rooted since the 1500s in the era of the Japanese empire. Formerly Sumo known as Sumai. This tradition is a symbol of heroism and also religious. Precisely in the 16th century, a Japanese ruler named Oda Nobunaga often hosts a sumo tournament. At the time of Oda Nobunaga, Pesumo still wear the lower body cover of a loose rough cloth. In the Edo period, sumo wrestlers competed in wearing a beautiful and dashing mawashi called kesho mawashi. Now, kesho mawashi only worn sumo wrestlers while parading on the dohyō at the beginning of the tournament opening. DOHYŌ Dohyō is an arena of sumo matches, whose sides are 570 cm long, 66 cm high and the diameter of the match circle is 455 cm made above ground. This sumo game has a roof resembling the roof of a Shinto religious shrine called tsuriyane that weighs up to 6 tons. TURNAMEN Within a year there are six major tournaments called Grand Tournaments. The Grand Tournaments are held 3 times in Tokyo in January, May and September and once each in Osaka in March, Nagoya in July and in Fukuoka in November. The length of each tournament is 15 days starting on Sunday and ending on Sunday He said the bigger the body of a pesumo, then the chances of winning will also be greater. The average sumo athlete weighs about 150 to 270 kg with height can reach 2 meters. Sumo that exist today, unlike the Sumo that existed in ancient times. Ancient pesumo fought to death because there are still very few rules governing this sport. If now, professional sumo is governed by the Sumo Association of Japan (Nihon Sumō Kyōkai). Sumo has a variety of ceremonies and unique traditions such as spreading salt throughout the game to repel the reinforcements. The sumo game is always preceded by long rituals, although the match itself often lasts only a few seconds. The entertainment show featuring professional sumo wrestlers has started since the Edo period. Sumo wrestlers in those days were said to have originated from samurai or ronin in need of alternative income sources. Professional sumo tournaments are only held in Japan although professional sumo wrestlers come mostly from abroad. Takamiyama, Konishiki and Akebono are the names of three successful Hawaiian-born sumo wrestlers who are successful in Japan. I@acehchannel..that is a glimpse of history about sumo..!!
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