Sumo – in a comedian way

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.
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It started out quite normal with the two wrestlers engaging as usual.
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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.
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The show continued with some stretching.
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During normal Sumo you do not attack from the back….
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You do not throw yourself together with your opponent to the ground….
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You do not fight with the referee….
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You do not leap-frog…
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This looks at first like a normal position, but it´s just the preparation for one big body lifting…
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You do not hit each other, you do not twist arms, get on each others throat or pull hairs….
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And you do not use water as a weapon….
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Let´s do some acrobatics together….
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This was a nice entertainment before the bouts with the heavyweights started. Impressions on that in another post.
Thanks for looking.

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