Sumo wrestling is spilt into six divisions- wrestlers in the top two divisions are known as sekitori, while lower division wrestlers are referred to as rikishi. Before each round of fighting can begin, each division of wrestlers will perform an opening ceremony- seeming to involve a stomp around the ring, a blessing and some ritualistic moves and chants.
This is the second division of wrestlers, mid ritual, showing off a uniquely Japanese tradition.
Bronnie January 30, 2012
Looks like they are doing the hokey-pokey
winegums January 31, 2012
haha, they are actually mid YMCA 🙂
Isaac February 3, 2012
They are some funny-looking dudes aren’t they, also I love how much of the audience you can see.
winegums February 6, 2012
Definately my favourite even in Japan so far. The best part was just seeing them wandering about. They really are mountains!
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