Rules to play Sumo Wrestling
Theres a tradition of female sumo in Japan
The Sumo Association doesnt allow women to enter a sumo ring its considered a violation of the purity of the ring. For example, the Governor of Osaka normally enters the ring to award the Governors Prize at the annual Osaka Sumo Tournament. However, when Osaka elected a female governor Fusae Ohta she wasnt allowed to enter.Historically, there was a tradition of female sumo at some Shinto shrines. This is downplayed by professional sumo.