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    Sumo 101: Oyakata (stablemasters) /Link

    Sumo is not a team sport, but neither is it an individual one.While wrestlers face opponents alone in the ring, their everyday existence is intertwined ...

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    Published on 18 Nov 2018 at 11:25AM

    weather icon The Japan Times Sumo 101: Oyakata (stablemasters) Takakeisho (rear) competes against Myogiryu on the eighth day of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Sunday at Fukuoka Kokusai Center. The tsuriyane (raised roof) that hangs over the dohyo at Grand Sumo tournaments weighs 5.9 metric tons. Sekiwake Mitakeumi (right) battles komusubi Takakeisho at the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Saturday. search icon Stablemaster Kasugano (right) celebrates with Tochinoshin after the Georgian wrestler gained promotion to the rank of ozeki on May 30. | KYODO The Japan Times

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