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14 Lessons Every Tourist Learns After Their First Sumo Wrestling Tournament

Beer and sumo wrestling = the perfect day out.

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7. The majority of the stadium is designed to get as many spectators in as possible.

In the centre is a much smaller area where each bout takes place underneath a rather ornate centrepiece.

9. Throughout the tournament, the bouts are broken up by a whole range of traditional practices.

The wrestlers are ceremoniously presented to the crowd and banners are raised in honour of champions.

11. There are a lot of false starts.

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12. While most of the actual bouts last a matter of seconds.

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14. And after the final bout of the day, spectators throw their cushions at the centre of the arena.

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