The Haru dohyo has taken its final shape in Osaka’s EDION arena, and will be ready for Sunday’s first day of competition. Given the new guidelines on construction, this dohyo is made from the exact same kind of clay as the Hatsu dohyo was in Tokyo. This was done to decrease the variability in surface, traction and stability that had been endemic to the various tournament locations.
Today’s activity included cutting steps and notches for the buckets in two of the corners. Only a few short days before Haru begins!