Sumo, Japanese Wrestling

The weight of the sky

Sumo is a paradox of brute force and the height of civilization. A handful of seconds combines well-mastered rituals and extreme violence. Two colossal bodies collide and grab, one of them topples or is ousted from the circle and the battle ends, fans cheer. Straight faced, opponents bow to each other and slowly leave the area. Sumo is usually described as a combat sport, a definition that does not fully express its historical, popular and religious importance.

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