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A younger member of the Professional Sumo Team (Musahigawa Beya) with a handprint (tegata) on his chest during practice in Nagoya, Japan before a tournament. The handprint is used a an autograph by wrestlers of higher ranks. The prints are given to fans and sponsors on sheets of rice paper. Miyabiyama put his hand on this young team member's chest at the end of an autographing session as a joke.

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A younger member of the Professional Sumo Team (Musahigawa Beya) with a handprint (tegata) on his chest during practice in Nagoya, Japan before a tournament. The handprint is used a an autograph by wrestlers of higher ranks.   The prints are given to fans and sponsors on sheets of rice paper. Miyabiyama put his hand on this young team member's chest at the end of an autographing session as a joke.