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The sumo wrestling is sports that push and throw out the opponent in the ring of the decided size. The opponent is defeated, and the match decides that it pushes it out besides the ring.
Sumo wrestler belongs to the stable, and is forged under stable master. Topknot of sumo wrestler looks Samurai in old ages. Sumo refree on ring judges the match and some stable master under the ring assist the judgement of refree.
Sumo wrestling is a hierarchical society completely, and near by about 700 people professional wrestlers are registered when including it from the grand champion sumo wrestler to the new apprentice now.
This picture is taken the moment that Sumo wrestler collide powerfully with opponent.

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It is an old divine service, a Japan festival the sumo wrestling, military arts at the same time, and martial arts, too. The performance of Grand Sumo Tournament is being done as an occupation to obtain the gratuity from of old by the chosen person. The sumo wrestling is a divine service based on Shintoism that is a peculiar religion to Japan, and "Sumo-wrestling tournament" held in the precincts of a shrine on its festival day is being done as "Festival" by the local populace in Japanese various places now. It is an act of man's given to health and power carrying out the power the god ahead, and showing the respect and thanks in the pantheon. Therefore, etiquette is very valued. Therefore, the wrestler doesn't acquire it excluding the loincloth. As the form of the game, two people who tightened in the ring where the circle or the quadrangle of 4.55m in diameter was form a partnership and victory and defeat competes. It becomes a defeat when it reaches from the ring or things except the sole attach to ground or it fouls. The referee does the judgement. The match of the sumo wrestling is done in no traditional relations among the age, the height, and the weight of the wrestler.

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