2013 Photo Contest, Sports Feature, Stories, 2nd prize

Sumo Wrestlers

Photographer

Denis Rouvre

15 February, 2012

Sumo wrestling in Japan has a tradition that dates back centuries, yet the sport—which demands total dedication and extreme rigor—is attracting the lowest number of young recruits for more than half a century.

About

Denis Rouvre

Denis Rouvre is a portraitist, living and working in France. His photos have been nationally and internationally published. His latest series representing survivors from the tsun...

Background story

Tokyo, Japan

Sumo wrestler Daiki Kitamura

 

Sumo wrestling in Japan has a tradition that dates back centuries, yet the sport—which demands total dedication and extreme rigor—is attracting the lowest number of young recruits for more than half a century.

Trainee sumo wrestlers lead a regimented life, sleep in dormitories, and carry out chores, while following a grueling exercise program.

Technical information

Shutter Speed
2694/336749 sec
ISO
50
Camera
P40+

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