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Sumo is a competitive sport where two wrestlers known as rikishi attempt to force each other out of a circular ring called a dohyo. The winner is the one to force his opponent to leave the circle or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of his feet.
The sport originated in Japan and developed into its present form in the Edo period (between 1603 and 1868). Sumo wrestlers wear their hair in topknots, which was a normal hairstyle in the Edo period. Other elements of sumo trace back to traditional Japanese culture and the Shinto religion as well, such as the throwing of salt into the ring before a match to purify it.
Japan is the only country where Sumo is practiced professionally. Most sumo wrestlers there live and train in communal training centers known as heya.
Note to self: Once I saw Timmy Failure in a sumo suit. What’s up with that?
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