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Sumo wrestlers practice at dojo prior to Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo wrestlers practice at dojo prior to Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament

(All photos by Ben Weller/AFLO) Sumo wrestlers practice at a training dojo in Chikusa Ward, Nagoya on July 4. The 2018 Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament will take place from July […]

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“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

“Honozumo” Sumo Tournament at Yasukuni Shrine

(All photos by Yohei Osada/AFLO) Ceremonial sumo tournament “Honozumo” took place at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on April 17. Held annually in April, the free one-day event features top sumo […]

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Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo

Hakkiyoi KITTE Sumo

A promotional sumo event gets under way at a commercial complex next to Tokyo central station on Sunday, August 28, 2016. (All photos by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) A youngster tackles with […]

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Former Yokozuna Chiyonofuji dies at 61

Former Yokozuna Chiyonofuji dies at 61

Former sumo champion Chiyonofuji died aged 61 on July 31, 2016. Here we show a few images of the 31-time champion in action from our archives. This first photo was […]

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Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

Sumo at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo

The annual sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Japan. (Photos by YUTAKA/AFLO SPORT) Yokozuna Harumafuji Yokozuna Hakuho