Yokozuna Sumo Stone Monuments

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Tomioka Hachimangu  is famous for having served as the site of sumo tournaments for a century starting in 1684, before it was moved to Ryogoku. Although the shrine no longer hosts sumo tournaments, it continues to maintain close ties to sumo.The shrine precincts contain monuments celebrating famous yokozuna (the top rank in sumo) and ozeki (the second-highest rank) from the past & one stone slab has hand prints and foot prints of sumo wrestlers.

12. January 2015 by Joey
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