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  • n. the preparation time before a sumo bout during which the rikishi try to gain a psychological advantage by intense staring (niramiai) and when salt is ceremonially thrown (kiyome-jio)


Japanese (Wiktionary)


  • At the center are two white lines, the shikiri-sen (ไป•ๅˆ‡ใ‚Š็ทš), behind which the wrestlers must position themselves at the start of the bout. Antenna

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