Yesterday was the first day of the 50th anniversary Nagoya Sumo tournament. I was there from about 1:30, watching the lower ranks compete before the main event. Sadly I forgot to take my spare battery or charger (and me a studio assistant!) so my snapping was cut short, but the tournament lasts for 14 days and my summer hols begin on Friday!
I was fascinated this time as always with the shapes that you can see in the ring as the wrestlers go through the ritual motions of preparing, facing off and finaly fighting. This is a selection of some of the photos from yesterdays tournament.