Pre-Basho Events Cancelled/Closed to the Public

The Japan Sumo Association has announced new countermeasures against the Corona virus. The decisions are as follows:

  • The ring entering and dedication ceremony at Sumiyoshi Shrine on February 29th is cancelled.
  • The Spring Basho Eve festival on March 3rd is cancelled.
  • There will be no general admission, only staff and sanyaku rikishi allowed at the Dohyo Matsuri on March 7th.

The board of directors will hold a meeting on March 1st to decide whether or not to go forward with the Spring tournament.

Source: https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202002260000268.html

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