Sumo grand champions say happy new year

Sumo grand champions say happy new year

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TOKYO, JAPAN - JANUARY 08: Sumo Grand Champion Hakuho Sho (C) performs 'Dohyo-iri' (ring purification ritual) during Dezuiri ceremony at the Meiji Shrine on January 8, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. It is a custom for Sumo Grand Champions to celebrate the new year by performing the ritual at the Meiji Jingu Shrine. (Photo by Keith Tsuji/Getty Images)

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Posted on January 8, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Photos from the Dezuiri ceremony at the Meiji Shrine on January 8, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. It is a custom for Sumo Grand Champions to celebrate the new year by performing the ritual at the Meiji Jingu Shrine.

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