[sumo] Barbara's site Sumo News video

Doreen Simmons jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp
Sat Jun 2 05:46:20 EDT 2007


On 2007/06/02, at 14:32, Barbara wrote:

> A new video today:
>
> June 1, 2007
>
> Hakuho at Meiji Shrine. Finally, Hakuho does his first official 
> dohyo-iri. The tradition is that the new yokozuna do a dohyo-iri at 
> the Meiji Jingu Shrine, which has the tombs of Emperor Meiji and the 
> Empress Shoken. The ritual belt made the day before has been 
> sanctified by Shinto ritual.

I only found out today (from my hairdresser) that the Meiji Shrine 
dohyo-iri wasn't till late afternoon! Glad I didn't go there early in 
the morning, expecting it to be around nine. Anybody know why it was so 
late? Surely Hakuho didn't need as much practice as Kitanoumi. :-)



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