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Artists enjoyed watching Blindfolded Female Sumo event at Shrine nearby Studio Kura!

Our current residence artists enjoyed watching the Bellows Festival: Blindfolded Female Sumo (Fuigo Matsuri: Mekakushi Onna Zumo ふいご大祭・目隠し女相撲) at Masue Goro Inari Shrine nearby Studio Kura today!


Blindfold Female Sumo is told that it begun after the end of the war by praying for bumper crop, and expressing the difficulty of passing through by hiding the eyes and taking sumo wrestling.

A sumo referee with gorgeous Kimono

Sumo is normally played by men, however at this event, the players were shifted to women as there were so many injured players when men used to.

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