The 2011 Hatsu Basho (opening tournament in January), at the Ryoguku Kokugikan in Tokyo. Pre-match ceremony for sumo wrestlers in the top (Makuuchi) division.
Yokozuna dohyo-iri (Ring entry ceremony)
The yokozuna Hakuho performs the ring entry ceremony at the Hatsu Basho, January 2011.
Practicing the shiko
Chikara-mizu (Power water)
May 2016 Grand Sumo Tournament
May 2016 Grand Sumo Tournament (Tokyo)
Aoiyama, Tochinoshin, and entourage
Hakuho looking on.
May 2016 Grand Sumo Tournament, Tokyo
Harumafuji on the sideline.
Tsukiji fish market
Dried squid on sale at Tsukiji fish market. Tokyo, Japan.
Giant clams at Tsukiji fish market
Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
Tsukiji fish market.
Imperial Palace, Kyoto
A shrine on the grounds of the Imperial Palace.
Imperial Palace, Tokyo
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