Just an hour or so north of Tokyo by train lies the town of Nikko, famous for its complex of centuries-old temples which showcase the best of medieval Japanese architecture. Many of the ornate, intricately carved buildings are designated as national treasures as well as being a Unesco World Heritage site. If you’re interested in Buddhism and Shintoism then you should definitely visit Nikko.
The wrestlers face each other, squatting in the ring. Perfectly mirroring each other, they sweep their arms around in a circle, then clap their hands together in front of them, arms outstretched. They move closer, crouch, then lower their heads, fists touching the ground, eyes still locked on one another. They are ready.
The Japanese know a thing or two about aesthetics.