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With Wailing Walls and Dead Sea dips, who needs the World Cup?

Sumo, unlike football -- (the proper one as opposed to the pads and helmet version) -- never stops. Many argue that there are too many basho each year with four, perhaps five deemed more conducive to rikishi health and welfare. The rikishi themselves, the sekitori in particular, no doubt feel the strain as one basho ends and the few short weeks before the serious training for the next begins are filled with social events, rank induced commitments, and frequent domestic, sometimes foreign tours.

SUMO Q&A

Let Mark explain a few of the ins and outs of sumo using the pictures below. Buckton
(Keep checking back as more photos will be added soon!)
When hair is an artform
Fan interaction - the lifeblood of sumo
No one happy?
TEGATA - HANDPRINTS
Seen the Kokugikan?
Strike a pose!
There's no going back now son
Purple rain
Wipe carefully now
Eyes front and center
Banzuke anybody?
That's the pension taken care of
This be me this be
On your marks, get set, ...
Like the likeness?
From one legend to another
A January meeting with the gods
That tickles!
Asa & friend?
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