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The Grand Sumo Tournament took place at the Hall in 1991 and marks the first Sumo wrestling tournament ever to be staged outside Japan in the sport's 1500 year history.
In order to stage this the correct clay for the sacred dohyo (wrestling ring) was had to be sourced, while a huge drum and the ceremonial canopy, the yokata, were shipped in from Japan. The top 40 rikishi (wrestlers) competed, with the main attraction being Hawaiian Konishiki, the heaviest sumo wrestler ever. Nicknamed the Dump Truck, weighing in at 37.5 stone (238.25 kg). The Hall had to have the backstage lavatories weight-tested, chairs reinforced and extra-large showers fitted.
Image is a reproduction of the poster from 1991.