2009年11月19日

"Banzuke-hyo",the ranking list of "sumo"wrestlers for the January Grand Sumo Tournament,2010.

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In the 18th century when "Sumo" had developed to gain popularity in Edo,today's Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka, tournaments were held not only in each city but also carried out as a intercity competition between eastern city,Edo and Western cities,Kyoto and Osaka.
Now,the well-known fact that all sumo wrestlers are divided into the east side and west side on the ranking list in the above picture is a trace of this history.
Though the list in the picture is a copy,the original is written by a specialist chosen among sumo referees using writing brushes and indian ink.

Licensed tour guide,
Masahisa Takaki.

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