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Dohyo Preparation - 2013 Natsu

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Some pictures showing the yobidashi crew at work building the dohyo for the upcoming basho.

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Making the tawara.

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Yobidashi Keisuke preparing to fit the tawara.

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Keisuke.

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Tokudawara close-up.

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If the Kyokai posts any shots from the dohyo-matsuri, I'll add them to this thread.

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amazing photos ....

i appreciate the details of the whole procedure.

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And here are some pictures of today's dohyo-matsuri. The participating gyoji are Kimura Shonosuke, Kimura Keinosuke and Shikimori Shinnosuke.

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Kimura Shonosuke recites a Shinto blessing.

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Tate Yobidashi Hideo leads the procession of taiko drums, played by Tasuke and Soichi.

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All sanyaku rikishi were in attendance.

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Ready for the basho.

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The yusho portraits for Haru/Hatsu with Haku/Haru, on display outside after the dohyo matsuri.

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Seeing all those beer bottles lying around on during the construction makes me quietly wonder if there might be one of them forgotten and buried inside the dohyo... If so, that would be very special bottle indeed, what with all the Shinto purification and blessings.

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Keisuke.

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Aaah, such a pity he's out of focus... (Dribbling...)

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