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.
Dohyo-iri (Ring entry ceremony). Yokozuna Hakuho performs the ring entry ceremony at the Hatsu Basho, January 2011.
Practicing the shiko
Chikara-mizu (Power water)
Preparing for the tachi-ai (initial charge)
Chonmage (traditional hair style for sumo wrestlers). May 2016 Basho.
Aoiyama, Tochinoshin, and entourage at May 2016 Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo
Yokozuna Hakuho looking on, at the May 2016 Grand Sumo Tournament in Tokyo.
Yokozuna Harumafuji at ringside, May 2016 Grand Sumo Tournament, Tokyo
Tsukiji fish market
Dried squid on sale at Tsukiji fish market. Tokyo, Japan.
Giant clams at Tsukiji fish market
Octupus, Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
Frozen tuna, Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
Squid at Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
Tuna auction at Tsukiji fish market
Fugu (blowfish) at Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
Octopus at Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
A shrine on the grounds of the Imperial Palace, Kyoto
Tuna at Tsukiji fish market
Imperial Palace, Tokyo
Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan