January 7, 2016 / 2:00 PM / in 2 years

Top sumo wrestlers stomp in new year

TOKYO - Three top-ranked sumo wrestlers performed a traditional foot-stomping ceremony at a Tokyo shrine on Thursday to welcome in 2016.

Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Hakuho performs the New Year's ring-entering rite at the annual celebration for the New Year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, January 7, 2016. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Hundreds of people welcomed with applause Mongolian-born Hakuho, Harumafuji and Kakuryu as they entered the shrine.

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