Ring Entering Ceremony at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Ring Entering Ceremony at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

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Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the

Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012. The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914. The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January. UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho leaves after performing the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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      Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the

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  • Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the

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  • Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho signs autographs for fans after performing the

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho leaves after performing the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo Mori

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  • Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the

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Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriAminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriAminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriAminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the Aminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriMongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriAminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriMongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho signs autographs for fans after performing the Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho leaves after performing the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriMongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriMongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriMongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriMongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the "ring entering ceremony" during a dedication at Meiji Shrine, Tokyo, Japan, on January 6, 2012.  The Shinto shrine was started in 1915 and completed in 1920 for Emperor Meiji and Empress Shoken who died in 1912 and 1914.  The highest ranked sumo wrestlers dedicate the shrine every January.    UPI/Keizo MoriAminishiki (L), Mongolian grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho, and Mongolian Kyokutenho (R) perform the