Dohyo Construction For Natsu Underway

In Tokyo, the yobidashi crew are hard at work building the dohyo for the upcoming Natsu basho, which starts Sunday. As can be seen in this photo from the Sumo Kyokai’s twitter feed, the team first breaks down the old dohyo, mixes the clay and shapes it anew.

The construction will continue for the next several days, culminating with a consecration ceremony on Saturday, just before the yusho portraits of the last two Emperor’s Cup winners are unveiled. With the Natsu basho only a few days away, we are eagerly awaiting the return of sumo action.

Stay tuned!

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