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Japanese Sumo Wrestling is one of the oldest martial arts in Japan. Sumo has its roots in the shinto religion. The matches were dedicated to the gods in prayers for a good harvest. The oldest written

Japanese Sumo Wrestling is one of the oldest martial arts in Japan. Sumo has its roots in the shinto religion. The matches were dedicated to the gods in prayers for a good harvest. The oldest written records date back to the 8th century. But it is pr

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Date Taken: 06.2009
Date Uploaded: 10.2010
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