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The Ring Entering Ceremony at Subscription Sumo

Utagawa Kuniyoshi1851

Fukuoka City Museum

Fukuoka City Museum

Subscription Stt11Z0 originaly meanr S1t1IZ0 performed for thepurpose of fund raising ro repair or consrruCt templ~s , sh~inesor bridges. Later,h owever,it came to also mean profir-making SU1ll0 p~rform ed in the precincts of remples or shrines. The champions of the east and the wesst groups go up the ring and other wrestlers line up on borh sides of the ring. A large crowd of spectators indicates how popular sumo was in those days. Refer to the "Contrived Pastime" secrion for information about the artist,Kuniyoshi Utagawa

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