Setagaya Hachiman Shrine Sumo shrine Tokyo

Hachiman shrine 世田谷八幡宮 in Setagaya, Tokyo (map). Seen here is a ceremonial sumo wrestling ring. The sport of sumo has its roots in the Japanese Shinto religion, as it was first performed on the grounds of a shinto shrines. Nearby this shrine is the Setagaya streetcar; read more at: Monorails and more: Tokyo’s amusing train lines

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