In Japan, sumo wrestlers spend their day in what’s called a heya, which basically contains areas for intense physical training along with living quarters for its members. Sumo wrestlers eat, sleep, and live within the walls of the heya.
Fortunately their lives aren’t without pleasures as well. At Arashiyo, located in central Tokyo’s Nihonbashi district, sumo wrestlers Moru and Mugi, two strays who the sumo wrestlers have taken in. The two cats are so famous in Japan that there’s even a photo collection of them published in a book called “The Happy Cats of the Sumo Stable.”
Perhaps the next sumo wrestling champion might one day credit his success to all the days spent with the cats living with them all these years.
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