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Sumotori at training, Tokyo by Eric Lafforgue

traditional sumo matches

(animated stereo) Sumo demonstration during the Meiji era, 1904

A Day in the Life - Sumo / Paolo Patrizi

La vita quotidiana degli atleti in sovrappeso immortalata in foto

Lucha entre los sumos Sadanoumi y su oponente Shodai en Tokyo.

Lucha entre los sumos Sadanoumi y su oponente Shodai en Tokyo.

Luchador de sumo, c 1910

Unidentified artist 'Japanese warrior' c. 1910 Vintage silver gelatin print 9 x 14

Combattante de Sumo. 1870.

Female Sumo wrestler w sake. or just an another cosplay for tourist postcards,

Nakaoka Shintarō 1838 – 1867 was a samurai in Bakumatsu period Japan, and a close associate of Sakamoto Ryōma in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate

中岡慎太郎 Nakaoka Shintarō 1838 – 1867 was a samurai in Bakumatsu period Japan, and a close associate of Sakamoto Ryōma in the movement to overthrow the Tokugawa shogunate.

Sumo Wrestler - Tokyo 2010

Sumo Wrestler - Tokyo 2010

Konishiki Yasokichi is a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan former sumo wrestler. He was the first non-Japanese-born wrestler to reach ōzeki, the second highest rank in the sport.

Index of /rikishi/portraits

Sumo wrestling match in the countryside.  1914-1918, Japan.  Image via A. Davey

Sumo wrestling match in the countryside. Japanese martial arts and combat sports.

A sumo wrestling referee at the Ryogoku stadium in Tokyo, Japan

A sumo wrestling referee at the Ryogoku stadium in Tokyo, Japan

Sumo (相撲 sumō?) is a competitive full-contact wrestling sport where a wrestler (rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyō) or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet. The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practiced professionally. It is generally considered to be a gendai budō (a modern Japanese martial art), though this definition is incorrect as the sport has a history spanning many centuries.

There are 6 divisions in sumo: makuuchi (maximum 42 wrestlers), jūryō (fixed 28 wrestlers), makushita (fixed 120 wrestlers), sandanme (fixed

Más tamaños | Sumo Stars: Collect 'n' Trade! | Flickr: ¡Intercambio de fotos!

Sumo Stars: Collect 'n' Trade

The art of Sumo. Photography by Tomoki Momozono. S)

Japanese photographer Tomoki Momozono captured the iconic Japanese sport of sumo wrestling in a unique light.

陣幕久五郎 大阪相撲 歌川国貞画 #Osaka #Japan #Sports Osaka Sumo

陣幕久五郎 大阪相撲 歌川国貞画 #Osaka #Japan #Sports Osaka Sumo

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