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Sumo New Year ritual

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Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho (2nd L) performs the New Year's ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo on Friday.

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Attended a ceremony of this sort by Yokozuna Akebono in the mid 90s. (did the same at the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Nagano). Magnificent rite! Hakkyoi !

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