domingo, 5 de febrero de 2012

36th Grand Sumo Tournament at Ryogoku

After long time waiting, today I had the chance to attend a sumo tournament. It took place in Ryogoku, an awesome stadium designed only for this purpose. The lower categories started fighting at 11am until lunch time. From 3pm to 5pm was the time for the ¨big boys¨.
One thing that surprised me was that there are actually some gaijin (foreigner) fighters and they did it pretty good. The combats usually are really fast but incredibly intense and it's admirable the respect that fighters show each others during all bout stages.
Besides all pictures I took, you can also watch the semifinals, one of the most intense and spectacular moments of the evening, Yokozuna against Barto.
3, 2, 1... FIGHT!

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