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> it caused controversy because the bout had initially been awarded to Taihō by the referee before the judges intervened and reversed his decision, but photographs published in newspapers the next day suggested that Toda had stepped out first and Taihō should have been given the victory after all. This embarrassment was called the “Error of the Century”, and it led to the Sumo Association introducing instant replay to assist judges in future decisions
Damn this sub makes me look up things I would have never thought of before
Edit: I’ve spent an hour at work reading about sumo now, I’ve requested a few books from library on the subject now damn you OP
I’ve always wanted to see a real Sumo match in person.
NHK – Japanese TV has recaps of the July tournament here with English commentary:
They get removed in about 6 days so watch now or go to youtube. The Sumopedia videos below them are always up and explain a lot about the sport.
Re: the photo Another choice could have been to call a Torinaoshi ‘do over’ and restart the match. The rikishi on the left Haguoiwa, seems to have his foot still in the dohyo but his body is out of control. Taiho may have stepped out first but it must have been close to simultaneous to cause such a controversy.