This is a typical morning sumo training sessions Takanohana Beya (貴乃花部屋) at Nakano-shinbashi (中野新橋). The seated man is the ‘shishou’ (師匠) who was coaching the group. At this point they were sparring with full contact at a very fast pace. Every time a sumo wrestler went down, two more would vie to take his place. The winner would select one and they would spar. This process repeated for about 20 matches before it obvious they were all exhausted.
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