Japan Culture Corner: Sumo!

Useful Japanese words:
Rikishi 力士 / りきし (Professional Sumo Wrestler)
Gyōji 行司 / ぎょうじ (Sumo Referee)
Yokozuna 横綱 / よこづな (Grand Champion)
Ryōgoku Kokugikan 両国国技館 / りょうごくこくぎかん (Sumo Hall (arena))
Dohyo-iri 土俵入り / どひょういり (Ring-entering Ceremony)

The Ryogoku Kokugikan (Sumo Hall) was buzzing with excitement as spectators entered the building. Some of the locals were wearing their traditional Japanese yukatas to the event, celebrating a traditional Japanese sport. The outside of the building had painted murals of Sumo wrestlers, and the foyer was lined with more murals and inscriptions detailing the history, legends and mythology of Sumo. Fans wandered around the halls, buying food and souvenirs.

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