the ring, made of compacted clay, in which a sumo wrestling match is held

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  • Dohyō — A dohyō The dohyō (土俵) is the ring in which sumo wrestling bouts are held. A modern dohyo is a circle of rice straw bales 4.55 meters in diameter, mounted on a square platform of clay 6.7m on a side, and 34 to 60 cm high. The surface is… …   Wikipedia

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  • dohyo-iri — noun a ring entering ceremony performed by rikishi, in the juryo and higher divisions, upon entering the dohyo …   Wiktionary

  • dohyo — [ dəʊjəʊ] noun (plural dohyos) the ring within which sumo wrestling takes place. Origin Japanese, abbrev. of dohyōba wrestling arena …   English new terms dictionary

  • Kanreki dohyō-iri — In sumo wrestling, a kanreki dohyō iri (Japanese: 還暦土俵入り) is a ring entering ceremony (dohyō iri) performed by a former yokozuna in celebration of his 60th birthday (called kanreki in Japanese). If he is a toshiyori (a sumo elder), the ceremony… …   Wikipedia

  • makuuchi dohyo-iri — noun a group ring entering ceremony performed by all members of the makuuchi division, except the yokozuna, after the juryo bouts …   Wiktionary

  • Sumo — For other uses, see Sumo (disambiguation). Sumo (相撲) A sumo match (tori kumi) with komusubi Kotoshōgiku in January 2008. Focus Grappling Hardness Full contact …   Wikipedia

  • Kimarite — (決まり手 kimari te) are winning techniques in a sumo bout. For each bout in a Grand Sumo tournament (or honbasho), a sumo referee, or gyoji, will decide and announce the type of kimarite used by the winner. It is possible, or kanou (although rare,… …   Wikipedia

  • Glossary of sumo terms — Rikishi redirects here. For the professional wrestler, see Rikishi (wrestler). The following words are terms used in sumo wrestling in Japan. Banzuke for the 1993 May tournament, with an example of a wrestler at sekiwake rank, Wakashoyo, as… …   Wikipedia

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