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Sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia performs his ring entry forms at the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo. The Shinto ritual is part of the annual New Year’s celebrations at the shrine. Photo AP Photo/Koji Sasahara
Sumo wrestlers compete during the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo
Sumo wrestlers line up as they pray before the start of the annual ‘Honozumo’ ceremonial sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan
Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Harumafuji (L) performs the New Year’s ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan
Mongolian grand champion Yokozuna Hakuho holds a large vessel of sake after winning the Nagoya Grand Sumo tournament in Nagoya, central Japan on Sunday.