[sumo] Barbara's site Sumo News video

Barbara barbara at technogirls.org
Fri Jun 1 14:36:06 EDT 2007

Another sumo news video:

Hakuho's belt.

After a lot of hard work by his heya-mates
fabricating the hemp in the past two days, his belt is
ready to be braided. The whole heya takes part, applying
enormous force while braiding and twisting the rope to the
sound of a drum. Then the new belt is bound onto a grimacing
Hakuho for the first time, and he demonstrates the
Shiranui-Gata Dohyo-Iri while being coached by a person
(possibly former yokozuna Taiho) on his left. Hakuho makes
a remark indicating that the ritual is actually quite
difficult! He has only another half a day to get it right
before his first official Dohyo-Iri at the Meiji Shrine
on Friday.

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Barbara Murasakihana

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