Yesterday I went to see the sumo for the first time.
‘Flags outside the kokugikan.’
‘Hakuho, the only current Yokozuna, during the Dohyo-iri ceremony.’
The Rikishi (sumo competitors) look amazing in their ceremonial Mawashi.
‘The Rikishi during the "Dohyo-iri" ceremony.’
‘Shikiri pose - getting ready for the match.’
The crowd was really getting into it because the tournament is quite close – three rikishi were tied for first place on 10 wins, and Hakuko, the only current Yokozuna (grand champion) was one behind with 9 wins.
Here’s the final match, between Hakuyo and Baruto.
The leaders all won their matches so the tournament will be decided today.
More photos in the photo album.