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Photographer's Note

Sumo is a divine work based on Shintoism which is a religion peculiar to Japan. The man blessed with health and power does his best of the in the front of a shrine, and it is considered as the act which shows gods respect and gratitude. Therefore, etiquette is thought very much as important, and as part of that, a wrestler turns and does not put on except Mawashi(loincloth). The vestiges are looked at by the sumo match which is a present-day performance form. Moreover, the edge with the Imperial Household is deep from ancient times to the present age. For present-day sumo, two wreslers who fastened loincloth in the sumo ring 4.55m in diameter which was circular cooperate, and competes for victory and defeat. It becomes defeat, when it comes out from a sumo ring or it is reached the ground except a sole, or when a foul is performed. And, a sumo referee performs the judgment. Now, six places are performed in the city in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka in one year. A tour of local areas occurs in the intervals of a place, and a wrestler is also busy with it. In 15 continuous days, one place changes a partner and is performed. From 9:00 of a morning to around 6:00 of the evening, a sumo match program continues from the wrestler of the low rank in order to the wrestler of a higher rank. This photograph is taken before 10:00 a.m., and the wrestler of the beginning has fighted in the inside where a spectator is also sparse.

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The wrestler who goes to the sumo hall: Workshops

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