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Sumo salt shaker steals the show in new range of Japanese wrestler goods

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

Over the years, we’ve fallen in love with Japanese brand Felissimo, and in particular their You + More sub-brand, which takes its name from the similar-sounding “humor“. As the name suggests, all the items they create have humor at their core, including their latest collection, which is based around Japanese sumo wrestlers.

Designed by a serious sumo enthusiast, the new items in the range come from a place of real respect for the traditional sport, balancing a sense of authenticity with fun elements to create a range that’s entirely unique.

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There are four items in the collection so let’s take a look at them all, starting with…

▼ The “Hakkeyoi, Nokotta! Sumo ga Toreru Dohyo Pouch“

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“Hakkeyoi” is the phrase shouted by a sumo referee when both wrestlers have stopped moving, while “Nokotta!”, meaning “Not yet!”, is shouted by the referee when one of the wrestlers goes on the attack. “Sumo ga toreru” means the wrestler has fallen out of the “dohyo” (“sumo ring”), and that’s exactly what you can do with these zipper wrestlers, pushing them back and forth as you create your own sumo bout.

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▼ The pouch can be used to hold all sorts of small goods, like stationery or even tissues.

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The next item in the range is the “Rikishi ni Yorisou Dohyoiri Image Tea” (“Up Close with Sumo Wrestlers Entrance Procession Into the Ring Image Tea“), a set of teas that pay homage to the six tournaments that are held every year. Each tea is said to capture the “feelings and physical condition” of the wrestlers at each location.

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The dark blue tin contains a sakura tea that pays homage to the New Year’s Tournament in Tokyo, the light green tin contains a chamomile tea to represent the March tournament in Osaka, and the red tin contains a rose tea for Tokyo’s summer tournament in May.

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The light blue tin is a lemon tea for Nagoya’s July tournament, the dark green is peppermint tea for the autumn tournament in September in Tokyo, while the yellow tin is a benifuki tea for the November tournament in Kyushu.

▼ The teas allow you to feel as if you’re there at the tournament, watching the entrance procession.

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Next up, we have the “Shiomasa wo Saigen Dekiru Rikishi no Choumiryou Case”, which translates to “Samurai Seasoning Case That You Can Reenact the Salt Throw With."

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Sumo wrestlers famously throw salt into the ring to purify it before a bout, so this product allows you to reenact that ceremonial salt spray, bringing a touch of the sumo spirit to every meal .

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Rounding off the collection is the “Mizu wo ireru to Tsuyoku Naru Rikishi no Shusse Glass” (“Add Water and Become Strong Wrestler’s Promotion Glass").

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The salt shaker is priced at 1,980 yen while the pouch is priced at 3,080 yen. The teas, which retail for 2,052 yen each, are sold as a set of six, with one tin being delivered per month until you’ve received all six. The glasses are also sold as a set with one delivered per month, at a cost of 1,100 yen each time, and all the items can be ordered online.

Source, images: PR Times

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Sumo is the national sport. Many aspects of Japan traditional culture involve elements of Sumo Kyokai as an association of all people and the respect of the audience. Learning of Japan, and Japanese culture that Sumo elements offer people inherent education is how Sumo endures and also the audience. The customary practices of Sumo and traditional culture of Japan is this way because that is the way of Japan. The learned ability of culture in essence allows all people their Japanese "Houshin", or true and right heart in Sumo.

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