Sumo wrestlers are known as “rikishi” in Japanese. Every wrestler belongs to a particular stable in Japan, which is ruled by a retired wrestler known as “oyakata”, meaning boss. #sumo #tradition #japaninfo

Sumo wrestlers are known as “rikishi” in Japanese. Every wrestler belongs to a particular stable in Japan, which is ruled by a retired wrestler known as “oyakata”, meaning boss. #sumo #tradition #japaninfo

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 Photo: AP

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 Photo: AP

Konishiki Yasokichi (b.1963) a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Konishiki Yasokichi (b.1963) a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Diamon Kinoshita Japanese Woodblock Print Hokutoumi Sumo Wrestler 1988 | eBay

Diamon Kinoshita Japanese Woodblock Print Hokutoumi Sumo Wrestler 1988 | eBay

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.

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.

Champion sumo wrestler Hakuho. He is 6' - 4" and approximately 350 pounds. Photo by Yoshihiko Ueda

Champion sumo wrestler Hakuho. He is 6' - 4" and approximately 350 pounds. Photo by Yoshihiko Ueda

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