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Hemp in Sumo

See also: Old prints about hemp farming
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See also: Miasa village (Nagano prefecture)
See also: Hemp in Gunma prefecture
See also: Hemp and sumo
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See also: Other hemp images

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See also: The "Hemp in Japan" Library


Akebono wearing hemp rope belt During the sumo ritual of dohyo-iri a yokozuna, the highest ranking sumo wrestler, will ritually cleanse the dohyo (sumo ring) to exorcise evil, wearing a very heavy hemp rope around his belly.

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