There was a sumo ring in the most remote part of this shrine. The sumo wrestling has a log history and it was a ceremony for forecasting the harvest in ancient times. It was not just an entertainment but a ritual. So it's no wonder that a sumo ring is built in the precinct.
At the time of visiting, a sumo meet was held. Of course, the wrestlers were impressive. Yet what attracted me so much was the referee who wore a butterfly tie.
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July 28, 2005
Yasukuni shrine, Tokyo
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