Aki Dohyo Construction Underway!

With just a few days to go before the start of the September sumo tournament, the Japan Sumo Association has released a set of photos and a short video showing the yobidashi crew hard at work rebuilding the dohyo at the center of the Kokugikan. For myself, this is always wonderful to see, as it signals that everyone is getting ready for 15 days of competition soon.

From the photos, the dohyo seems to already be in a fairly advanced state of construction. I would expect that we will once again have the dohyo matsuri, the dedication ceremony, streamed live on YouTube.

And the video…

An earlier video…


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