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Ekoin was originally built in order to honor the 100 thousand victims of the great fire disaster of 1657. Since then, Ekoin has continued to accept the souls of the deceased, accepting all religions and walks of life, including those who go through life on four feet; it is a popular pet cemetary. From 1781 to the opening of the Ryogoku National Sports Hall, sumo matches were held at Ekoin, laying the foundations for the sport's current form.
||2-8-10 Ryogoku, Sumida-ku , Tokyo
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