Tuesday, September 7, 2021


Back at the Japanese Festival. The show these sumo wrestlers put on is always a big hit. Perhaps it is in part due to their inhuman scale but their speed, flexibility and strength is awesome. One of them demonstrated doing sitting splits with the legs almost straight out to the sides. It's an entry level requirement. And the whole thing is over in a matter of seconds - all you have to do is throw your opponent to the ground or push him out of the ring.

It's interesting that neither of these champions is Japanese (although the one in the background is). The one in front is Egyptian and the other is American.          


Stefan Jansson said...

It became a very hip sport two decades ago. I remember seeing a lot of sumo wrestling on the teve back then, now not so much. Good photo.

William Kendall said...

Definitely not the sort you want to mess with.