Seeing How a Sumo Ring Gets Built is Truly Fascinating

By Casey Chan on at

Sumo is a sport that is steeped in tradition so it shouldn’t be a surprise that making the Dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring, is a painstaking process. It requires so many different tools, so many different people, and so many different methods.

I can’t count how many steps there are in the process of shaping clay and rope into a ring fit for Sumo wrestlers, but everyone is working in coordination. The transformation from a pile of dirt into a solid, shiny, and intricate circle is basically art.

I watched the whole thing and I do not regret it.