Seen Young Sumo Wrestlers Wrestle?

Young sumo wrestlers in elementary school compete during the Junior Olympic Cup All-Japan Elementary School Sumo Championship, a regional tournament in Kawasaki, Tokyo.

Please click on the images for a better look at the young sumo wrestlers.

IMAGE: Young sumo wrestlers grapple in the ring. All Photographs: Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters

 

IMAGE: The young wrestlers wait for their bouts.

 

IMAGE: A bout in progress.

 

IMAGE: Awwww…. a wrestler cries after losing his bout.

 

IMAGE: Sumo prodigy Kyuta Kumagai, 10 years old and 85 kg, gets ready to show off his prowess.

 

A stiff contest…

 

IMAGE: A fierce battle is on…

 

IMAGE: Kyuta Kumagai warms up as he watches other bouts.

 

IMAGE: Father Taisuke Kumagai adjusts son Kyuta’s loincloth, called a mawashi.

 

IMAGE: Taisuke Kumagai pats son Kyuta’s head after the 10 year old won his age group competition. No surprises there!

Photographs curated by Manisha Kotian/Rediff.com
Feature Presentation: Aslam Hunani/Rediff.com


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