Bronze 2021 / Events / Sport (Non-Pro)

Sumo

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Events/Sport
  • Photographer
    Lorraine Yip

The art of sumo wrestling is rooted in the historical, religious and cultural aspects of Japan, and stretches back over a thousand plus years ago. It was said that sumo wrestling was performed as a part of a religious ceremony in the hopes that it would bring a fruitful year to the farmers and their crops. Over the years, this time-honed tradition has developed into one of the most popular types of entertainment in Japan. Here, the wrestlers perform a pre-match ritual to summon the gods during the bi-annual competitions which they would have trained all year for.