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tv   101 East Inside Japans Sumo World  Al Jazeera  April 14, 2021 2:30am-3:00am +03

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a us versus them this is the deal about constraining your nuclear program the bottom line the big questions on out is there. in japan's ancient and revered traditions they conceded to me gone it's kind of someone told me if i can get their story a local guy in the photo all they've got the skills total dedication all i want. who lives on. the world of japanese sumo wrestling is off limits to most outsiders one with scandals a heaton even when it's life and death i'm only talking more so that the get out of the thing. i hand out the morning star no. one no one east goes inside the secretive mood of japanese sumo to.
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be fair. in the south of japan it is a unique stage of the game. lol oh so you. children don't dream of being a rock styles of football legend is their obsession used to become sumo champions. just such a blow 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. here you are. right. here. oh.
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then it's time for wrestling. never really. wanted it i. had another defeat against one of his cast mates exhausted and pushed to his yanks he breaks down. the forcing to spit in the eye. to use the hose in this room is that this is the snake because of the senior political position. the number they are to. store this now given to them us there. you go you call those that are going end of.
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the flu assume the belief 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 to discipline a sumo wrestling has experienced a revival in recent years. they called sumo joshing young girls who were sumo fans. 15 year old markell is one of them. when you are good. at an avid collector of sumo cards she knows all the restless statistics by heart where it is and what that is pretty or why the south of the us and. how much there wasn't. in
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her collection she also has some rage jim thiele cause a lot. what i'd say was stuff. it doesn't matter how crowded they stuck with i mean. how to hold the line and then . just. macas passion for a 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. 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.
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the tournament begins with an opening ceremony. the the. 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. the credit. it's got i mean did they miss it or take this in there to kind of some are told this is our country and their soil the photo they just got the students. the rules of the contest a very simple. make your opponent food will push him out of the 4 and
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a half meter diameter ring. i. because she attends every tournament the monk always well known here and can even go backstage. an area normally forbidden to the public this is where the sumo wrestlers warm up. mako also a couple of them about their weight. guys are there. because it was on a major he had been his or. this it the only. one i feel. today there is a special style marco wants to see having won 40 photo newmans how cool is the most successful sumo wrestler in history since 2007 he's been
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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. but i think thinking. that. this is. a pretty me decade is that. the many of us i don't ever. talk to on the lift is 1.9 to bring to school and weighs 154 kilograms this afternoon he faces another yorkers who know. but for this exhibition match neither of the 2 champions will push really hard to avert injuries . there around 600 professional
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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 this season. they live together 24 hours a day in sumos de ville. doing to this close community is almost impossible but we've been branded special permission to film at new bhutto's death . it's 6 30 am and the wrestlers are already training yes. the 2 metre tall giant is the master of the stable an anomaly in the history of 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.
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fat. people. the training has been the same to century the same exercises the same routines and above old the same suffering for. feet. these young risler between 17 and 23 years old. to join the stables they must be in good physical condition be at least 174 centerpiece told and weigh at least 75 kilograms. which is the oldest member of the team
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a year and a half ago he gave up everything to become a sumo wrestler. sings. in so it was very. and i'm sorry got out yeah i thought i. looked i mean every. time that i get a call on the sim coach mike it was like. oh you boil this. was a. short. time but. this. is. what it was your disapproval speech writers really wanted. to know. he was told. he supposed to move to new york in this. other when you're curious because we're still going to work in the environment.
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this is all. he will oh. god. he. at the end of each training session they must sing the summa and felt good all over. the lot. for 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 a based on authority hierarchy and respect for elders apprentices must carry out all of the tools. feel. ups's others are you such and duty of. every day the restless prepare
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a gigantic meal a colony face the takes hours to make. money on the trip with all of the. rest of it to. the magic recipe a sumo is called chunka knob it it's a high calorie stew with a few vegetables and a lot of protein. mate eggs and balance a lot of facts. feed. the menu for john one of the people people will go to the. political you know you did have a little. car when he bought it off memories. it's 11 o'clock time for a faced. these sumo wrestlers consume a around 10000 calories a day 5 times more than the average man. in one of the american people
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that. took over the roof put up with all of them. lose their clothes or. the white gain is not without risk diabetes pie cholesterol and cardiovascular problems have shortened the average life expectancy of sumo wrestlers to 65 nearly 20 years lists then the japanese men can you go up to give them a particular show. job and it'll teach you all get a taste of what it would have all be useful. there are about 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
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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 a one of those guys. all. by you will notice. the last ones to have joined the stable sleep in the dining room. they arrived 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 a tough isolated almost monastic lifestyle. children from across japan strive to join the sumo stables. children like short scale chains such. shifts the show that.
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at 13 years old show skating is 173 said 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. call. me here with the d.c. physically by having a skin. every day off to
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school show skate goes to practice. all right. 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 the national tournament in tokyo against the country's best high school students. it's his last training session before the competition he's giving it he's all. as good. to achieve success we'll have to sacrifice seeing friends
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having spare time and date 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 bottom of the. aisle pull the shade of the city to go away quietly. outside the stable professional sumo wrestlers with a traditional chemo know. it attracts attention 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
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souls and we're. one of the devil at the root of it all. good honest. tonight there at a karaoke night. the playlist is full of romantic songs oh. come meet the players to come but seem to. think. we should. on its head. up the earth clearly to start with the city is equal most of us full of very careful whom live. on. muscles have. the sumo wool has long held traditions that exclude women in 2018 a scandal brought to light
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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 orders them to leave the ring. and. continue. in accordance with shinto religious tradition entering the door yo is to beaten 2 women they considered impure because of their menstrual cycle. the may survived but the affair stood up a lot of controversy in japan this woman wants a sumo federation to abandon the 6 this tradition since you're. still in
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school the he dead. thomas. is the mare 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 you have to. believe that. he. was going to. get it done. in japan sumo world punishment comes to anyone who tarnish is the the national sport the yorkers who know with this sacred bells are supposed to show exemplary behavior but this grand champion fuji went from the stages of demigod to that of outcast in one false step his career ended over
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a bar fight with another sumo wrestler at a karaoke club. reunion. the other not. able to. the very last. thing i knew. 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 waart is a medical examiner in 2007 the corpse of a young sumo wrestler arrived on these operating table according to the sumo association to kashi psycho had suffered heart failure jewing training. more critical out of a broken collar tightened up more in western. the police would close the case and
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return the body to his family but when to cause she's parents noticed heavy bruising and what appeared to be balloons 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 there is a. sort of. a material to him very no. direct tie no gardasil canonic i mean more so you can i'm going to. tell you and i want to hear your i mean this is sort of. i mean you know walking but i'm a pro quo in the. courts and no course it's not just. his investigation revealed that to cause she was beaten with be it bottles. oh no such thing this. is
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a no are the must go to the woman in final because i want to talk is anonymous. we are cutting my beagle being the non booking you that this is pull you out of the most single not the more probable to mumbai. single there's sort of a high risk of a higher joan. go down that will pour or they're already most of. the 3 wrestlers who beat to kashi were given suspended sentences. the stable trainer was sentenced to 6 years in prison. 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 path of a sheen tows shrine in tokyo. competing others. based 13 to 15 year olds from
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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 that stable coaches pick their future students yes just a ministry move fuck things. up. but in the full piece outfit. and true guardian military is some of the federal. you show the county record
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training it's a great day for sure chemically. despite this defeat sure 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. in pakistan's largest city climate change and water shortages and driving some residents to desperate measures it's 101 east meets the waters of corruption on al-jazeera.
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