Personal Sumo Pics - May 2008

My first sumo tournament after moving to Japan. New camera for new pics. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8
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The face off Mongolian wrestler Tokitenku is a mask of concentration as he enters the Ryogoku Kokugikan, May 2008.

The face off Mongolian wrestler Tokitenku is a mask of concentration as he enters the Ryogoku Kokugikan, May 2008.

An injured wrestler is helped off the ring by two former wrestlers now working as ringside attendants. He sprained his ankle during the bout just finished.

An injured wrestler is helped off the ring by two former wrestlers now working as ringside attendants. He sprained his ankle during the bout just finished.

Close up shot of a lower-division bout in May 2008.

Close up shot of a lower-division bout in May 2008.

Kihaku charges into his much larger opponent (and he weighs about 150 kilograms himself!)

Kihaku charges into his much larger opponent (and he weighs about 150 kilograms himself!)

Balding sumo wrestler Kitazakura notches up another impressive win in May 2008, and receives the official victory call from the fan-wielding referee.

Balding sumo wrestler Kitazakura notches up another impressive win in May 2008, and receives the official victory call from the fan-wielding referee.

Follically-challenged Russian giant Hakurozan walking into work, May 2008.

Follically-challenged Russian giant Hakurozan walking into work, May 2008.

Kitazakura, whose ring name means "Cherry Blossom," shows off his resplendent $10,000 ceremonial belt emblazoned with an appropriate theme!

Kitazakura, whose ring name means "Cherry Blossom," shows off his resplendent $10,000 ceremonial belt emblazoned with an appropriate theme!

Tongan wrestler Minaminoshima, just three months before his retirement in August 2008. He was related to the King of Tonga.

Tongan wrestler Minaminoshima, just three months before his retirement in August 2008. He was related to the King of Tonga.

Kihakuriki (then known as Kihaku) limbers up for a match in May 2008. You couldn't meet a nicer wrestler.

Kihakuriki (then known as Kihaku) limbers up for a match in May 2008. You couldn't meet a nicer wrestler.


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