Monday, May 26, 2014

(561) Scenes from sumo #1

Every time there is a tournament, the front fencing of the Ryogoku Kokugikan (両国国技館) sumo stadium is filled with these banners with the wrestlers’ names. In the center of the tower there is a wooden version of the banzuke/番付 ranking list and at the top there is a platform from which a drummer signals the beginning and the end of each tournament day.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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