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Jul 21, 2017

With rare permission granted by sumo's governing body, Reuters was able to observe the prestigious Tomozuna stable's wrestlers training at their temporary Buddhist temple base for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament that kicked off last week, gaining insight into the intricacies of sumo.

Getting to grips with sumo
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Sumo wrestlers Kyokutaisei, Mongolian-born Kyokushuho, Brazilian-born Kaisei and Asahisho, prepare to leave the Ganjoji Yakushido temple for a dinner being hosted for them, in Nagoya, Japan, July 5, 2017. ISSEI KATO/REUTERS

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