TOKYO, JAN 8, 2013, SOURCE: AFPTV
- Meiji sanctuary
- VAR of Hakuho arriving and performing a "dohyou-iri" ceremony for the new year, with two other sumos
- VAR of Harumafuji, who has been promoted Yokozuna in September 2011, with two other sumos
SOUNDBITE 1 Hakuho (man), yokozuna or grand champion (Japanese, 14 sec):
"I hope this year will be better than the last one for the world of Sumo and that new faces will come and join us."
SOUNDBITE 2 Harumafuji (man), yokozuna or grand champion (Japanese, 5 sec):
"I was very honoured to perform in the ceremony with the great yokuzuna (Hakuho)."