Today we visited a sumo stable in Ikegami, Ota-Ku, Tokyo and watched several sumo wrestlers prepare for the upcoming Sumo tournament. Our personal guide Sachio educated us on various sumo wrestling techniques, rituals, and even their daily diet and training schedule. (And what the various topknots on their heads mean!) We were so excited to learn about this sacred, deeply respected artform in native Japan. . We learned that, in Japan, you are allowed to leave home and quit school at the age of 15 and move into a sumo stable and train and dedicate your life to being a sumo wrestler if you wish to do so. The sumo wrestlers in-training live only with each other, have no personal privacy and start training at 5am every morning. . We also had a strict set of rules to abide by while visiting and observing the sumo wrestlers. No talking, no moving, and no showing the soles of your feet at any time. . . #tokyo #japan #jp #instajapan #tokyotokyo #tokyolife #tokyojapan #melanin #travel #instatravel #tokyotravel #japanese #japan_of_insta #japanphoto #japantravel #fareast #worldtravel #nippon #ikegami #japon #sumo #sumowrestling #sumosquats #sumowrestler #travelgram #otaku
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Today we visited a sumo stable in Ikegami, Ota-Ku, Tokyo and watched several sumo wrestlers prepare for the upcoming Sumo tournament. Our personal guide Sachio educated us on various sumo wrestling techniques, rituals, and even their daily diet and training schedule. (And what the various topknots on their heads mean!) We were really so excited to learn about this sacred, deeply respected artform in native Japan. . We learned that, in Japan, you are allowed to leave home and quit school at the age of 15 and move into a sumo stable and train and dedicate your life to being a sumo wrestler if you wish to do so. The sumo wrestlers in-training live only with each other, have no personal privacy and start training at 5am every morning. . We also had a strict set of rules to abide by while visiting and observing the sumo wrestlers. No talking, no moving, and no showing the soles of your feet at any time. 🇯🇵🈲️㊗️ #amazing @brian_el_explorador . #tokyo #japan #jp #instajapan #tokyotokyo #tokyolife #tokyojapan #melanin #travel #instatravel #tokyotravel #japanese #japan_of_insta #japanphoto #japantravel #fareast #worldtravel #nippon #ikegami #japon #sumo #sumowrestling #sumosquats #sumowrestler #travelgram #otaku
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🎥🏃 #ikegami #cameramanlife
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