Sumo Ring (Sumōjō (相撲場?)): In 1869, a sumo wrestling exhibition was held at Yasukuni Shrine in order to celebrate the shrine's establishment.[93] Since then, exhibitions involving many professional sumo wrestlers, including several grand champions (yokozuna) take place at the Spring Festival almost every year. The matches are free of charge.[94]

Sumo Ring (Sumōjō (相撲場?)): In 1869, a sumo wrestling exhibition was held at Yasukuni Shrine in order to celebrate the shrine's establishment.[93] Since then, exhibitions involving many professional sumo wrestlers, including several grand champions (yokozuna) take place at the Spring Festival almost every year. The matches are free of charge.[94]

Bulgarian Sumo Wrestler Kotooshu, real name Mahlyanov Kaloyan Stefanov, waves to the fans after winning 15-day Sumo tournament for the first time at Ryogoku Kokugikan on May 25, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Kotooshu is Ozeki, the second highest rank and will challenge to promote to Yokozuna, grand champion next tournament in July.

Bulgarian Sumo Wrestler Kotooshu, real name Mahlyanov Kaloyan Stefanov, waves to the fans after winning 15-day Sumo tournament for the first time at Ryogoku Kokugikan on May 25, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan. Kotooshu is Ozeki, the second highest rank and will challenge to promote to Yokozuna, grand champion next tournament in July.

2 Sumo Wrestlers Yokozuna Name Yunomi Tea Cups Blue Chiyonofuji Hokutoumi

2 Sumo Wrestlers Yokozuna Name Yunomi Tea Cups Blue Chiyonofuji Hokutoumi

Here are the fastest rises to the wwe title (time it took them to become world champ once entering wwe). I find it funny that Brock's is 126😂. Keep in mind this is only the wwe title it isn't counting other world championships such as the world heavyweight or universal title.  #wwe  #wwememes #kurtangle #bigshow #kane #undertaker #ajstyles #yokozuna #sheamus #brocklesnar #ricflair #wwechampion #wwechampionship #worldchampionshipwrestling #wrestler #wrestling #wrestlemania…

Here are the fastest rises to the wwe title (time it took them to become world champ once entering wwe). I find it funny that Brock's is 126😂. Keep in mind this is only the wwe title it isn't counting other world championships such as the world heavyweight or universal title. #wwe #wwememes #kurtangle #bigshow #kane #undertaker #ajstyles #yokozuna #sheamus #brocklesnar #ricflair #wwechampion #wwechampionship #worldchampionshipwrestling #wrestler #wrestling #wrestlemania…

Japanese "yokozuna" or sumo grand champion Kisenosato receives the 40 kg championship trophy during the awards ceremony following his victory in the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on March 26, 2017. Kisenosato beat ozeki-ranked wrestler Terunofuji in a play-off after both finished the 15-day tournament with matching 13-2 records to take home the trophy. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / Japan.

Japanese "yokozuna" or sumo grand champion Kisenosato receives the 40 kg championship trophy during the awards ceremony following his victory in the Spring Grand Sumo Tournament in Osaka on March 26, 2017. Kisenosato beat ozeki-ranked wrestler Terunofuji in a play-off after both finished the 15-day tournament with matching 13-2 records to take home the trophy. / AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS / Japan.

Fantastic shot. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8

Fantastic shot. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8

sumo  My brother and I were fascinated by the Sumo wrestlers when we lived in Okinawa in the early 60's!  It was an amazing 3 years in an awesome culture.  We learned so much.  Thank you Keiko and your amazing family!

sumo My brother and I were fascinated by the Sumo wrestlers when we lived in Okinawa in the early 60's! It was an amazing 3 years in an awesome culture. We learned so much. Thank you Keiko and your amazing family!

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