"The students arrive around 7:30 in the morning, and they shower and tie their loincloths. They also take care of the studio where they wrestle. Throughout the practice, they'll be sweeping, both to remove debris, and to spread sand from the local beaches evenly across the clay floor, which allows for movement and grip."


See Inside a Japanese Sumo Wrestling School
A behind-the-scenes look at the ultra-traditional practice.
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