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tv   101 East Inside Japans Sumo World  Al Jazeera  April 9, 2021 1:30am-2:00am +03

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no one east goes inside the secretive mood of japanese sumo. they say. in the south of japan it is a unique stage of the art team. 0000. children don't dream of being a rock styles a football legend says their obsession is to become sumo champions. in just such a world to justice at 8 years old toki is the youngest of the team. but he doesn't get any special treatment from the coaches. today toki has to repeat this exercise 100 times yet.
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here you are poor it will. hurt you. here. come on. then it's time for wrestling. family. that we're ready for it. yet another defeat against one of his cost mates exhausted and pushed to his next he breaks down. for. the horse and to spit it out and i did say they want i want to use the horse in this holiday as aggressive the snake lilac and that the suicide bomber she.
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plan number they already brought with us is in. store with us now. during the time yes there. you go you get those that are given to. the 1st sumo fights are believed to have taken place around 1500 years ago. the discipline has its foundation in shintoism the indigenous religion of japan. thanks to a new kind of support the discipline of sumo wrestling has experienced a fresh revival in recent years they called sumo joshing young girls who are sumo fans. 15 year old markel is one of them. when you're. an avid collector of sumo cards she knows all the restless
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statistics by heart and what a. clue or why the south if there was. how much there wasn't. in her collection she also has some rare gems theel cause a lot. what i'd say was stuff. data it doesn't matter how hard they stuck with i mean. how to hold the line on their. digital just. macros passion for sumo started young from the age of 5 she hasn't missed a tournament. every summer the best sumo wrestlers on the scene 2 of the major japanese cities.
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today marco and her mother travelled 3 hours by train to a song called in the center of japan. even though it's a friendly competition it's sold out. the tournament begins with an opening ceremony. the the can and. the. the before every match a series of rituals must be performed. in one wishless hit the ground with his feet to ward off evil spirits. their bodies on the floor. since gollum is the music there for his in their fear kind of summer goal this is our country and their
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story will follow. this to. the rules of the contest a very simple. make your opponent food will push him out of the 4 and a half meter diameter ring. i. because she attends every tournament marco is well known here and can even go backstage. an area normally forbidden to the public this is where the sumo wrestlers warm up. mako us a couple of them about their weight. guys are there. because there are a need to hear good news or is this it the only. one
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i get. today there is a special style mako wants to see having won 40 photo newmans how cool is the most successful sumo wrestler in history since 2007 he's been a yorker the highest rank in sumo the yorkers who knows of the only ones to with this brooch belt a sacred symbol of the she entire religion. i thought at 1st then thinking. that. this is. a little pretty mean that cave is out. of the many of us i thought that was a. cuckoo on the left is 1.92 being pissed and weighs 154 kilograms this afternoon he
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faces another egg yolk is enough. but for this exhibition match neither of the 2 champions will push really hard to avert injury. there around 600 professional wrestlers in japan. most of based in rio the sumo district in the heart of tokyo with its huge stadium dedicated to the main tournament of the season. they live together 24 hours a day in sumos dave a. view into this close community is almost impossible but we've been friends. special permission to film at new bhutto's death. it's 6 30 am and the wrestlers are already training on this. the 2 metre tall giant is the master of the stable an anomaly in the history of
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sumo he's the 1st stable master from europe a foam a bow garion he became a japanese national and a great sumo champion. his japanese name coto all shoes cups inori. the. fat with. the training has been the same to century. the same exercises the same routines and above old the same suffering for. feet. for these young risler is between 17 and 23 years old. to join the stables they must be in
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good physical condition be at least 174 centerpiece told and weigh at least 75 kilograms. is the oldest member of the team a year and a half ago he gave up everything to become a sumo wrestler. sitting up bottles in switches 3. of the ones that i got out here with. them look i mean you're a. guy that are going to market your cool. to shim clutch magazine. oh you're out of it. with the. time. this. is. what it was your disapproval speech when i was your little one. under. control.
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he switched more from you in this. or the one you're with us because we're stupid we're here in the environment. this is all right we will all over. the the the. at the end of each training session they must sing the summa and felt to follow. the thought. of the market. after 2 and a half 1000 training with no break the sumo wrestlers must clean the house from floor to ceiling. the rules inside
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a based on authority hierarchy and respect for elders is apprentices must carry out all of the tools. feel upset is others are you such and duty of. every day the restless prepare a gigantic meal a colony face the takes hours to make. the trip with all of the. rest of it. the magic recipe assume oh to school chunka nobbut it's a high calorie stew with a few vegetables and a lot of protein. mate eggs and facts a lot of facts. on the menu for john one of the people people will go to the. political play you
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did how big your. car we bought it on memories. it's 11 o'clock time for a feast. these sumo wrestlers consumer around $10000.00 calories a day 5 times more than the average man. trying to lift the record holder. for over 40 with all of the. losers losers. the white gain is not without risk diabetes pyke cholesterol and cardiovascular problems have shorten the average life expectancy of sumo wrestlers to $65.00 nearly 20 years less then the japanese men can you go out so you can rush. job and it'll teach you all get a taste of what it would have all be useful. there are about
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40 sumo stables in tokyo in this 113 young men live together it's very crowded with 0 privacy. a large part of the afternoon is reserved for a nap. 2 and a half hours of sleep to recover from training and to store the fact from lunch. my color looks good at them and it's the one that is going as. a low. budget one of. the last ones to have joined the stable sleep in the dining room. they arrive 3 months ago most wanted last year. the afternoon program is the same as the morning training housework and a meal then bed at 10 pm. it's
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a tough isolated almost monastic lifestyle. children from across japan strive to join the sumo stables. children like short scale chips which just show the show that. at 13 years old show skating is 173 sent to be just tools and weighs a 124 kilograms he's been practicing sumo since he was 9 and has many trophies. he might be a wrestling prodigy but when faced with a mathematical equation he struggles fortunately his class might help in the current cookie. because there are several more businesses that. will be going up for the. toast. we're going to.
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call. me here with a to see physically by having a skinny. every day after school show skate goes to practice. first. but she enjoys him as it would be better than i was a minute lucky gold. star going to. say that it's better to stay i can do the best that. in a few days shows can you compete at a national tournament in tokyo against the country's best high school students.
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it's his last training session before the competition he's eating it he's all. it's good. to achieve success we'll have to sacrifice seeing friends having spare time and dating sumo apprentices live in a world without women. tonight's a special night in tokyo apprentice wristlets from naruto stable going out. aged $1820.23 they've been given special permission to be tough to 10 pm. on the block a mother will. i'll pull the shit in the thing if it's going to go away clumsily. outside the stable professional sumo wrestlers with a traditional chemo know. it attracts attention
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demagogic will i have adjusted has given him the kinds of. work. my little need for mothers and i john each of each of you know. our souls and we're. one of the devil to root of evil. that on the. tonight there are to karaoke night. the playlist is full of romantic songs oh. that must come leave the players to come but seem to. think. we should. on its head. these are clearly to start with the city is equal most of the folk are very careful
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. on those. muscles they have. the sumo wool has long held traditions that exclude women in 2018 a scandal brought to light a medieval rule that is still followed to the later by the federation the mayor of a city need kyoto collapses in the middle of a speech on the door of the ring where the fights take place if no one helps he could die. a female medic rushes to give him c.p.r. when 2 other women come to help the referee or does them to leave the ring. and. going to. run. in accordance with shinto religious tradition entering the door yo is the beaten 2 women they considered impure because of their menstrual cycle. the may
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survived but the affair stood up a lot of controversy in japan this woman wants a sumo federation to abandon the 6 this tradition. still hold school to he dead. tom. is the mayor of tucker resumed 2 days after the incident she hosted a sumo tournament in her town and she spoke from the force of the podium. that king lived and. who was. here. in japan sumo world punishment comes to anyone who tarnish is the the national
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sport the yorkers who know with this sacred bells are supposed to show exemplary behavior but these grand champion fuji went from the stages of demigod to that of outcast in one false step his career ended over a bar fight with another sumo wrestler at a karaoke club. remember. the look. into. the very. thing. that was. the moment goalie and wrestler was forced to retire his career destroyed. the biggest scandal of the decade however almost never came out professor de waal is a medical examiner in 2007 the corpse of a young sumo wrestler arrived on his operating table according to the sumo
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association to kashi psycho had suffered heart failure during training. sessions. more critical out of a broken collar tightened up more in western. the police had closed the case and returned the body to his family but when to cause she's parents noticed heavy bruising and what appeared to be blooms on his body they demanded an investigation the professor conducted an autopsy and concluded that the 17 year old was beaten to death. by border but i just assumed it would occur. to him daddy no. die time no gardy so canungra me more so you can i'm going to. make i own i want to hear you and i mean this is what it is i mean you know walking
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about i'm a pro quo in the. courts and no course it's not because. he's investigation revealed that to cause she was beaten with be a bottles. oh no such thing this. is a no are the must go one of the woman in final book will want to talk his anonymous corner while we are cutting my beagle being the non bookie that is pull you out of the mess it's in going a little bit to mumbai ronnie milsap single is sort of a high risk high our own state must. go down there will pour more there or he must. the 3 wrestlers who beat to kashi were given suspended sentences . the stable trainer was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
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despite the series of scandals the centuries old sports keeps attracting new recruits. to shore sky today's the big day. he's tournament takes place in the park of a sheen tows shrine in tokyo. competing others. based 13 to 15 year olds from across the country. shows 1st opponent doesn't stand a chance. in 3 seconds he's knocked to the ground. fighting continues all day long. injuries a common. it's during these told events that stable coaches pick their future students. just a ministry move fuck things. up. but in the full
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peace outfit. guarding military isn't a federal. you show the county record training it's not a day for sure chemically. despite this defeat shows skate continues to believe in east destiny of joining a sumo stable. a world close to outside of intense haunches and sacrifice scandals and secrets where wrestlers put it all on the line to reach japan's ultimate sporting glory. the story of one of the most successful p.r. campaigns in the us. study after study has demonstrated that israeli perspective
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