Sumo wrestling stopped at Yokozuna ring at Sumiyoshi Taisha Prevention of new virus spread February 26 15:10
In response to the spread of the new coronavirus, the Japan Sumo Association has decided to discontinue the Hakuho and Tsururyu Yokozuna, which were scheduled to take place on September 29 at Sumiyoshi Taisha in Osaka.
Entering the Yokozuna ring at Sumiyoshi Taisha in Sumiyoshi-ku, Osaka is an annual event that prays for the success and security of the spring place, and is visited by more than 2,000 people every year.
This year, both Hakuho and Tsururyu Yokozuna were supposed to enter the ring on the 29th, but the Japan Sumo Association has decided to stop it to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.
On the 8th and 8th of the month before the first day of the spring place, on the 7th, a “ring ring festival” will be held to clarify the ring and give congratulations and pray for the safety of the place and plenty of five grains. It was decided to do it only by the people involved.
The Japan Sumo Association is examining the possibility of hosting spring venues without any attendees, including the possibility of cancellation, and currently plans to draw conclusions at the extraordinary meeting to be held on the 1st of next month.