Sumo wrestlers in Japan welcome the new year with foot-stomping

Sumo wrestlers in Japan welcome the new year with foot-stomping


What better way to welcome in the New Year than with this epic display. Every year, Japan sees top-ranked sumo wrestlers
welcome the New Year with a traditional foot-stomping performance at a Tokyo Shrine. And this year, three of the best are participating in the ceremony. Hundreds of people applauded to welcome each
of the three sumo wrestlers as they entered the shrine accompanied by two lesser-ranked
sumo wrestlers from their place of training. Hakuho is widely regarded as one of the greatest
sumo wrestlers of all time, having won 33 top division championships. “I will enter the tenth year in my career
in May after the summer tournament, and so it felt great to participate today looking
back on my start ten years ago,” said 30-year-old The next tournament will commence on January
15, with all three top-ranked sumo wrestlers competing at the highest level in their division.

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