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 wrestler, ca. 1910, Japan
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.
When people say "Its just a lack of effort"
Diamon Kinoshita Japanese Woodblock Print Hokutoumi Sumo Wrestler 1988 | eBay
My personal favorite of all time. The great Chiyonofuji, Sumo wrestler
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