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Sumo wrestlers clash in a ring in Nagoya. Once supported by the patronage of emperors, Japan’s national sport has roots going back nearly 1,500 years. Short but intense, most matches last less than a minute, with the grandly attired gyoji serving as referee.

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Sumo wrestlers at the ring

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ANKOROMOCHI

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http://www.greeneratravel.com/ sumo My brother and I were fascinated by the Sumo wrestlers when we lived in Okinawa in the early 60's! It was an amazing 3 years in an awesome culture. We learned so much. Thank you Keiko and your amazing family!

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Sumo wrestlers defying gravity! Kotooshu loses the match with his hand touching the ground while Goeido stays aloft another split second.

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If you thought sumo fighters were just fat look again. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8

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Portrait of Sumo wrestlers. Photography by Denis Rouvre

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Portrait of Sumo wrestlers. Photography by Denis Rouvre

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Portrait of Sumo wrestlers. Photography by Denis Rouvre

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Portrait of Sumo wrestlers. Photography by Denis Rouvre

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Female Sumo champion. Her league was not recognized by the Sumo Federation.

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Rikishi (sumo wrestlers), ca. 1880

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Sumo wrestler, ca. 1910, Japan

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via Sumo Basho

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SUMO 8 (via Kentaro Suda)

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Sumo wrestler, ca. 1910

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Sumo wrestlers Tosayutaka, right, and Toyohibiki fall to the ground during their bout in the grand summer tournament at Tokyo's Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo arena

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Young boys in a sumo competition

Young boys in Sumo Competition from early 20th century

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Sumo wrestling, Japan

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Sumo wrestlers, 2011 by Tomasz Gudzowaty

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the wait

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