Chiyonofuji Mitsugu born as Akimoto Mitsugu appears in a ceremony before a match…

Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, born as Akimoto Mitsugu, appears in a ceremony before a match during the 1983 Kyushu Basho sumo wrestling tournament held in November 1983 at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center in Fukuoka, Japan.

Fantastic shot. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8

Chiyonofuji is the YOKOZUNA of sumo wrestler. He was one of the greatest YOKOZUNA of recent times. Sumo wrestler is not only being fat.

Sumo wrestler, ca. 1910, Japan

Unidentified artist 'Japanese warrior' c. 1910 Vintage silver gelatin print 9 x 14

Rock Nacional en Fotos [Mega-Post]

Rock Nacional en Fotos [Mega-Post]

Sumo wrestler trading cards Where can I get these?  I even tried in Japan without luck.

Sumo wrestler trading cards Where can I get these? I even tried in Japan without luck.

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

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

Female sumo wrestler Miki Satoyama stares down her opponent at the 2010 Japan women's sumo championships in a similar manner to a lion stalking its prey.

Female sumo wrestler Miki Satoyama stares down her opponent at the 2010 Japan women's sumo championships in a similar manner to a lion stalking its prey. HOLY TWO-TON-TESSIE BEAVIS!

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!

sumo My brother and I were fascinated by the Sumo wrestlers when we lived in Okinawa Japan It was an amazing 3 years in an awesome culture. We learned so much.

Hakuho purifies the Sumo Ring with a Big Handful of Salt [1894x3000]

Hakuho purifies the Sumo Ring with a Big Handful of Salt

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