Did you know?: A reason sumo wrestlers wear very little

Did you know?: A reason sumo wrestlers wear very little

by Shoji Kudaka
Stripes Okinawa

There is a reason why sumo wrestlers go toe-to-toe wearing next to nothing. Because sumo is considered a Shinto ritual offering gratitude for God’s blessings, wrestlers are supposed get naked, or as close as possible, to show they’re playing the sacred game cleanly … and not hiding anything foreign that might give them an advantage.

 

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