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Program

Practice End of Practice *open to the public
cleaning the dohyo
*Practice may finish at different times in different cities.
Taiko-uchiwake
(sumo drumming)
demonstration and explanation/yobidashi, gyoji
Introduction to
Basic Sumo Technique
demonstration and explanation/sekitori, coach, gyoji
Kamiyui
(hair dressing)
demonstration and explanation/sekitori, tokoyama, gyoji
Jinku
(sumo folk songs)
demonstration/rikishi, gyoji
Shokkiri
(comic sumo)
demonstration/rikishi, gyoji
Dohyo-iri
(ring entering ceremony)
Intermission an explanation of the history of sumo and the dohyo/gyoji; a few remarks from the promoter
Bouts Each bout has four minutes of preparation time with both rikishi's careers introduced during that warm-up period.
Yumitori-shiki
(bow twirling ceremony)
Uchidashi (closing)

Details may change from tour venue to venue.