tv 101 East Inside Japans Sumo World Al Jazeera January 22, 2022 6:30am-7:01am AST
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knowledge is 0 rate with no you pens, ancient and revered traditions, they conceded, do me gone? i thought we did that. i contact this lawyer. well good guys. they just got this little dedicated. whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, who do the home? the world of japanese sumo wrestling is off limits to most outside is one with scandals, a heaton, even when it's life and death. i will meet up with more. so at the what i look within co op, i hemmed up, the more in my stomach. one 0, one east goes inside. the secretive whoop of japanese su mode.
oh, oh. okay. in the south of japan, i is a unique state of the art gym. whoa, whoa, here children don't dream of being rock styles. football late june. their obsession is to become sumo champion. a at 8 years old. toki is the youngest of the team but he doesn't get any special treatment from the coaches. to day toki has to repeat this exercise 100 times. good. do oh oh oh
oh oh, then it's time for wrestling. you're right. like oh oh, oh oh oh, yet another defeat against one of his calls might exhausted and pushed through his yes. he breaks down to the horses. it didn't, i didn't say they were out for you. my horse in the gloom is aggressive like us that they look like little not a hardy, but oh no, we don't. 13 emma store this now,
given the demo stay now though you google those that are given of the 1st sumo fights the believe to have taken place around 1500 years ago. the discipline has its foundation in shintoism the indigenous religion of japan. with thanks to a new kind of supporter, the discipline of sumo wrestling has experienced a fresh revival in recent. yes, they called sumo joshing. young girls who was sumo fans 15 year old michael is one of them. when you are good, when you're done to death, an avid collector of sumo cards, she knows all the restless statistics by heart rate. it is more than he could he or
might the se dawson, hamilton wasn't it buried in her collection? she also has some re gems your causal and law capable of heavy they're. so what day was that? keiko citizen guinea. i did thought it was in idaho. got it. they thought giggled by beneath who had to hold the sale of their diggity. obviously, she 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 city to day macro and her mother travelled 3 hours by train towards sancho in the center of japan. even though it's
a friendly competition, it's sold out. ah, the tournament begins with an opening ceremony. a o. before every match, a series of rituals must be performed in one, whistler's hit the ground with their feet to ward off evil spirits. they are funny from a small villa i have there or cell for got it, kill me, that eats and it's got me that the of them is it it or because even there to come on thought this isn't like aren't in there. so it will cover guy in the home legacy . got this kid is the rules of the contest,
a very simple make your opponent fool or push him out of the 4 and a half meter diameter ring. because she attends every tournament. mako is well known here and can even go back stage and area normally forbidden to the public. this is where the sumo wrestlers warm up marco asked a couple of them about their white guys are in my paper because they are a little work. now. can you do the same yonder? none of that will work to day. there is a special star michael wants to see having $145.00 tournaments. how cool is the
most successful? sumo wrestler in history since 2007, he's been a yorker sooner. the highest rank in sue mo, the yorker sooners are the only ones to where this wrote belt a sacred symbol of the shinto religion. i thought i can pick it up as it is a little different. okay. but i mean, that gave them hi maria. i got them. ah, put me on the left is 1.92 meters tall and weighs a 154 kilograms. this afternoon he faces another yorker sooner. but for this exhibition match neither of the 2 champions. what was really hard to
avoid injury there around 600 professional wrestlers in japan most are based in we all got comb, the so mo, district in the heart of tokyo with its huge stadium dedicated to the main tournament of the season. they lived together 24 hours a day ensued most stable to enter. this close clarity is almost impossible. but weeping brand special permission to film at no router's day. oh, it's 6 30 am and the wrestlers are already training. so. oh, the to meet 2 giant is the master of the stable an anomaly in the history of sumo. he's the 1st stable master from europe, a former bulgarian, he became
a japanese national and a great sumo champion. his japanese name koto us, you cut the norie with the training has been the same for century. the same exercises the same routines, and above all the same suffering. these young wrestlers are between 17 and 23 years old. to join the stables, they must be in good physical condition, be at least a 174 cent if he is tall and way at least 75 kilograms.
all you is the oldest member of the team. a year and a half ago he gave up everything to become a sumo wrestler. papa. yes, sir, i got up. ya, missouri. none more. coming. you better go. you might get a new though. some coach mckenzie. oh, oh, yes. i know. but so this one, all you put us affordably, you know, huge for resources to move to new orleans
or when you mucous clarice we're still can work with dish. oh oh i oh, at the end of each training session they must see the sumo anthem. oh oh, good. after 2 and a half hours of training with no break, the sumo wrestlers must clean the house from floor to ceiling. the rules inside are based on authority, hierarchy and respect for elders. apprentices must carry out all of the chores
upstairs. others are a kitchen duty. every day, the restless prepare a gigantic meal, a column re face that takes hours to make a more trouble with the magic recipe of sumo is called chunk on our bed. it's a high calorie stew with a few vegetables and a lot of protein. meat, eggs, and fat. a lot of fat bowl menu on the board. gentlemen pull the bull. bob goulburg, did you buy yours? did hobbin? i'm cody my little. ah, it's 11 o'clock. time for
a feast. these sumo wrestlers consume around $10000.00 calories a day, 5 times more than the average man. give them a regarding a global would with all of them lose her clothes or the weight gain is not without risk. diabetes, high cholesterol and cardiovascular problems, have shortened, the average life expectancy of sumo wrestlers to 65, nearly 20 years, less than other japanese men. clinical update on a particular ship giblin, noodle, beecham. okay, to tell you what i, what i'm gonna do is hold it. 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 a half hours of sleep to recover from training and to store the fat from lunch more candidates good at them and it's among those gonna come with oh, bugging wellness. the last ones to have joined the stables. sleep in the dining room. they arrive 3 months ago, most weren't last year. the afternoon program is the same as the morning training house work and a meal. then bed at 10 p. m. it's a tough, isolated, almost monastic lifestyle. yet children from across japan strive to
join the sumo stable children like show escape. a heady math. at 13 years old, cheerfully is a 173 thing to be his tall and weighs a 124 kilograms. he's been practicing sumo since he was 9 and has many trophies that he might be a wrestling prodigy. but when faced with a mathematical equation, he struggles, fortunately, his classmates, helping them with the quote, a case of really bring up oh, mar,
begin with that. is he physically by severe every day off to school? sure scale goes to practice. yeah. oh boy, enjoy at home as it would be. that was and i'm lucky to have that up. but oh, i didn't overstep in a few days show skill will compete at a national tournament in tokyo against the country's best high school students. it is last training session before the competition. he's giving it his or
her as good to achieve success, she'll go we'll have to sacrificing friends, having spare time and dating. sumo apprentices live in a world without women to nights, a special night in tokyo, apprentice restless from the router stable, a going out aged $1820.23 there being given special permission to be out after 10 p. m. today's on, along in mother i'll call the study to come with outside the stable professional sumo wrestlers where the traditional chemo it attracts attention yellow concert l i m a has as it has given him the cancer through
my little don't it from other humans. and i've made savage, i mean, i've heard of it was over what have one of the damage i think on that on this new to night they were at a karaoke night. the play list is full of romantic songs. oh oh oh, she him the whole color, easy. food doctor, you are gonna start with more muslim, a forklift. okay. hold on the line or should on football road muscles big
the sumo world has long held traditions that exclude women in 2018 a scandal brought to light a mediaeval rule that is still followed to the letter by the federation, the mayor of a city, nicky, auto collapse is in the middle of a speech on the door, yelled the ring where the fight to take place. if no one helps he could die. a female medic rushes to give him cpr when 2 other women come to help, the referee ordered them all to leave the ring. in accordance with shinto religious tradition, entering the door, yo is forbidden to women. they considered impure because of their menstrual cycle. the mayor survived, but the affair stirred up a lot of controversy in japan. this woman wants
a sumo federation to abandon this sexist tradition. she did. i was now staring at all scores on what the his deck tom a call knock a gala is the mayor of tucker resumed car. 2 days after the incident, she hosted a sumo tournament in her town. she spoke from the foot of the podium. ha ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. b lou. lou death here. we se in japan sooner world punishment comes to any one who tarnishes the image of the national sport. the yorker, sooner with this sacred bills, are supposed to show exemplary behavior. but this grand champion, harem of fuji,
went from the status of demi god, to that of outcast in one false step. his career ended over a bar fight with another sumo wrestler at a karaoke club. oh, oh. 000000, go one. the mongolian wrestler was forced to retire. his career, destroyed the biggest scandal of the decade, however, almost never came out. professor de la is a medical examiner in 2007, the corpse of a young sumo wrestler arrived on is the operating table. according to the sumo association to kashi, sideshow had suffered heart failure during training her to house on such on your
machine on on mute, appleton morgan for at the corner of the building clara ty hemmed up the morning. my son, the police had closed the case and returned the body to his family. but when to catch his parents noticed heavy bruising and what appeared to be burns on his body, they demanded an investigation. the professor conducted an autopsy and concluded that the 17 year old was beaten to death. murray, i bought it, but i thought to the sooner, if raqara ultimately committed thor, she that he no dial tone or guy so can uncanny more so you can i'mma got all shingle to hold on him affording it. nick, i own i'm going over here to unit on the bus. and so the camera, i mean, you know, walking by donald took only a look, go to no cause sits madness. his investigation revealed that because she was beaten
with beer bottles or coroner cow nauseous in this it. the cynic is not on the mush. they're called the one on the external. popular one attack is not a must a corner we are caught on or be it will be the non loop poking you data. jesus put you on a theme, us a sims on all the multiple cubits among directly. ma sam shingle and sorta color color. hi, describe how you are a johnny. good to steve. us. a call a show. good. go got thunderbolt port on the audi mom. the 3 wrestlers who beat to kashi were given suspended sentences. the stable trainer was sentenced to succeed in prison. ah, despite the series of scandals, the centuries, all sport keeps attracting new recruits pasha sky today is the big day.
his tournament takes place in the park of a shinto shrine in tokyo, competing of based 13 to 15 year olds from across the country shore. scarce 1st opponent doesn't stand a chance. oh, in 3 seconds he's not to the ground. viking continues all day long. injuries a common it's during these tournaments that stable coaches pick their future students. your savings to more funny but in the fall, he's out. port
with jim guardian moultrie. ethan, for, for are you sure. the candid mcdahl i need to know you did a good morning show. campbell, despite this defeat, show skate continues to believe in his destiny of joining a sumo, stable a world close to outsiders of intense hardship and sacrifice scandals and secrets where wrestlers put it all on the line to reach japan's ultimate sporting glory. even india, a conspiracy theory claims mostly men a treating him the women into marriage and converting $1.00 to $1.00 aisd investigates for beaten love one out of you there is
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