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 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

"The body is the reflection of the spirit in its physical expression, and its…

"The body is the reflection of the spirit in its physical expression, and its…

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 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.

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

Diamon Kinoshita Japanese Woodblock Print Hokutoumi Sumo Wrestler 1988 | eBay

Diamon Kinoshita Japanese Woodblock Print Hokutoumi Sumo Wrestler 1988 | eBay

Champion sumo wrestler Hakuho. He is 6' - 4" and approximately 350 pounds. Photo by Yoshihiko Ueda

Champion sumo wrestler Hakuho. He is 6' - 4" and approximately 350 pounds. Photo by Yoshihiko Ueda

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.

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.

sumo  If you think those rolls are fat, they are not...these men are some of the strongest people I have ever met, they may have fat but it covers a mass of muscle

sumo If you think those rolls are fat, they are not...these men are some of the strongest people I have ever met, they may have fat but it covers a mass of muscle

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