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What do sumo wrestlers throw into the ring prior to the match as a tribute to the spirits?

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What do sumo wrestlers throw into the ring prior to the match as a tribute to the spirits?
posted Sep 27, 2017 by Pooja Singh

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It is a ritual lasted over 1000 years. Sumo originated as a religious ceremony to show respect to Shinto deities. Shinto is an indigenous religion of Japan. Sumo wrestlers throw salt and stamp their feet to get rid of evil on the ground and purify the ring before the match.

answer Oct 3, 2017 by Pratiksha Shetty
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