During the yearly one day Sumo-Tournament at Yasukuni-Shrine in Tokyo there was a suprising performance.
It started out quite normal with the two sumo wrestlers entering the ring. One was taking a unusual big amount of rice for throwing it up in air, showering down on them.
It started out quite normal with the two wrestlers engaging as usual.
But the bout was not over. The two decided to have a chat, shake hands and talking loudly about each other, adressing an amused audience.
The show continued with some stretching.
During normal Sumo you do not attack from the back….
You do not throw yourself together with your opponent to the ground….
You do not fight with the referee….
You do not leap-frog…
This looks at first like a normal position, but it´s just the preparation for one big body lifting…
You do not hit each other, you do not twist arms, get on each others throat or pull hairs….
And you do not use water as a weapon….
Let´s do some acrobatics together….
This was a nice entertainment before the bouts with the heavyweights started. Impressions on that in another post.
Thanks for looking.