• Short Summary

    NEARLY 6,000 SPECTATORS WATCHED THE SUMO WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP IN TOKYO, APRIL 25. THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS?

  • Description

    NEARLY 6,000 SPECTATORS WATCHED THE SUMO WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIP IN TOKYO, APRIL 25. THE CHAMPIONSHIP IS TRADITIONALLY DEDICATED TO THE YASUKUNI SHRINE AND THE WRESTLING TOOK PLACE IN A SAND-FILLED RING OF 15 FEET IN DIAMETER IN THE BACK YARD OF THE SHRINE IN STRICT COMPLIANCE WITH RULES THAT DATE BACK TO SIXTH CENTURY. THE UMPIRE IS IN HIS CEREMONIAL DRESS.

    WRESTLERS WEIGHING BETWEEN 250 AND 350 POUNDS COME UP TO THE RING
    IN LOIN CLOTHS AND AFTER RINSING THEIR MOUTHS IN WATER CROUCH. LOW IN COMBAT POSITION. THE COMBAT BEGINS ONLY WHEN BOTH OF THEM STAND UP SIMULTANEOUSLY.. A RULE WHICH MAKES THE WRESTLERS SOMETIMES CROUCH MANY TIMES BEFORE GETTING ON WITH WRESTLING.

    IN THE MATCHES BETWEEN CHAMPIONS HAGUROYAMA AND TOCHINOUMI, HAGUROYAMA WEIGHING 340 POUNDS WON. IN ANOTHER MATCH THE VICTORY WAS FOR YOUNG SADANOYAMA, ONLY 21 YEARS OLD, AGAINST KOTOGAHAMA. THE YOUNG MAN IS EXPECTED TO BECOME CHAMPION SOON. THE THIRD MATCH WAS BETWEEN GRAND CHAMPIONS KASHIWADO AND TAIHO-KASHIWADO LOST THE BATTLE BY BEING PUSHED OUR OF THE RING.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3V73WCN374181J27S95T7C707
    Media URN:
    VLVA3V73WCN374181J27S95T7C707
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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