Sumiyoshi Shrine Yokozuna Dohyo-iri Dedication

START: Nov 2, 2019 END: Nov 2, 2019

Sumo is the national sport of Japan and encompasses three core elements: mind (kokoro), spirit (ki), and body (karada). The sumo god of ki is enshrined and worshipped at Sumiyoshi Shrine. The yokozuna dohyo-iri dedication is an official ceremony in which a yokozuna (grand champion of sumo) enters the sumo ring. It is an official event held annually by the Japan Sumo Association before the Kyushu Basho and are held in only five locations in Japan. The event usually attracts more than 3,000 visitors and is free to all attendees, so be sure to arrive early!

• 11/2 (Sat.)
• 13:00~
• Free viewing
• Sumiyoshi Shrine
3-1-51 Sumiyoshi, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka
092-291-2670 (Sumiyoshi Shrine)

Published: Oct 9, 2019 / Last Updated: Oct 9, 2019