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Japan sumo champ Kisenosato honoured at Tokyo shrine

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 00:55

Japan's Kisenosato performs a ring-entering ceremony at a Tokyo shrine after being crowned sumo champion. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Japanese sumo wrestler Kisenosato performed a ring-entering ceremony at the Tokyo Meiji Shrine on Friday (January 27) after receiving the yokozuna belt in a ceremony marking his status as Japan's sumo grand champion. Hundreds of people lined up in and near the shrine in downtown Tokyo. The ceremony began at 15:00 JST (0600 GMT), but some visitors began waiting as early as 10 am (0200 GMT) to get a better view, according to local media. Kisenosato is Japan's first home-born sumo champion in 19 years. Over that time the sport has been dominated by Mongolian wrestlers.

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Japan sumo champ Kisenosato honoured at Tokyo shrine

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 00:55