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Sumo Stars Pray for Success at Nagoya Tournament's Shrine Ceremony

NAGOYA, Jul 08 (News On Japan) - On July 6, a ceremonial ring entering was held at Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya's Atsuta Ward ahead of the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament, which begins on July 14.

At around 1 p.m. on the 6th, Yokozuna Terunofuji, along with Ozeki Kotonowaka and others, visited Atsuta Shrine to pray for the success of the Nagoya tournament.

Following the prayer, Terunofuji performed a ceremonial ring entering in front of approximately 5,000 fans, showcasing a powerful Shiranui style with his arms spread wide, drawing cheers from the audience.

A child in attendance remarked, 'It was amazing.'

A female fan commented, 'I'm a fan of Terunofuji and I hope he does his best.'

The Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament will commence on July 14. This year marks the last time it will be held at the current Dolphins Arena.

Source: 東海テレビ NEWS ONE

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