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Sumo Wrestler

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 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!


Fantastic shot. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see:


Sumo referee Shonosuke Kimura leads dew-sweeper (forerunner) Kyokutenho (C) and sumo grand champion Hakuho of Mongolia before Hakuho performs his ring entry forms to dedicate to the Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan. (AP)


Fat fingered sumo wrestlers given iPads

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 eat an average of more than 7-thousand calories a day! That's almost four times the calories recommended for the average person...But experts say sumo wrestlers make up for it with several hours of stretching, squatting, and stomping each day - so they can stay fit even as they gain weight!