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Grand Champion (Yokozuna) Taniemon Hitachiyama. First years of the 20th century. MET Museum
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Early 20th Century image of sumo Yokozuna Taniemon Hitachiyama wearing his full ceremonial kesho mawashi attire. - Imgur
Grand Champion (Yokozuna) Taniemon Hitachiyama (Met Museum)
Utagawa Kunisada, "Sumo" 1860s
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Japanese Martial Art Sumo Utagawa Kunisada, "Sumo" 1860s
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相撲 化粧回し "Kesho-mawashi " The ornamental silk apron of sumo
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Japanese Postage Stamp featuring Sumo Wrestlers
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Sumo fighter scattering salt on the floor, as a purification rite before the beginning of a match, Tokyo, 1951 by Werner Bischof
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Werner Bischof View profile JAPAN. Town of Tokyo. Sumo fighter. He is scattering salt on the floor, as a purification rite before the beginning of a match. 1951
Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal "sumo training stables" known in Japanese as heya where all aspects of their daily lives—from meals to their manner of dress—are dictated by strict tradition.
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The winner of a sumo bout is either: The first wrestler to force his opponent to step out of the ring. The first wrestler to force his opponent to touch the ground with any part of his body other than the bottom of his feet.
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Life in different places all over the world... Sumo wrestlers at a telephone pay booth - Setup or totally natural? by Andri Pol #sumo #japan #photography
Many ancient traditions have been preserved in sumo, & even today the sport includes many ritual elements, such as the use of salt purification, from the days when sumo was used in the Shinto religion. Life as a rikishi is highly regimented, with rules laid down by the Sumo Association. Most sumo wrestlers are required to live in communal "sumo training stables" known in Japanese as heya where all aspects of their daily lives—from meals to their manner of dress—are dictated by strict tradition.
19th Century Japan.