|Official listing of rank in sumo|
With the help of my graduation money and dire need for really cool and expensive things, I bought myself a Canon Rebel T3i camera, along with a telephoto lens. I've used this camera to shoot a number of awesome things, but taking pictures of the sumo tournament was my favorite so far. Reviewing the sumo pictures was even better because I got to see all the wrestlers' gnarly expressions. But let's remember to give these guys some credit; this sport ain't easy! For your enjoyment, I've added some of my own captions ;)
|It's about to go down!|
|"No no no, not in my house." What really gets me is the fellow sumo wrestler watching the match, obviously not impressed.|
|That awkward moment when a 300 pound man has more flexibility than you do.|
|Look at his feet! So close!|
|I'm not sure what's cuter: the colors of their mawashi (loincloths), or the referee's uniform. #thighgoals|
Click here to watch a quick video montage of some of the matches! I added "Till I Collapse" by Eminem as the background music to add dramatic effect. You're welcome. Make sure to watch until the end! The throwing of the seat cushions is a tradition the audience does at the end of the tournament, either out of frustration at a wrestler's loss, or out of excitement. But mostly because Japanese people are just awesome.