17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Sumo Ritual 1

Sumo is a form of competitive full-contact wrestling where a rikishi attempts to force his opponent out of a circular ring or into touching the ground with any body part other than the soles of his feet. The sport originated in Japan, the only country where it is practised professionally. The sport is steeped in rituals. Before every bout, the 2 wrestlers have to perform certain rites.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Japan
Camera: ILCE-6500
Copyright: © Chin Leong Teo