Behind The Scenes Of Sumo

Behind The Scenes Of Sumo

Sumo is a big part of Japans cultural heritage, but recent scandals and infiltration by organized crime has tarnished this once honorable and historic sport. Photographer Paolo Patrizi spent some time documenting the daily routine of contemporary sumo wrestlers, and observed their strict codes of behavior. These warriors are looking to restore the prestige and tradition of this iconic sport, and by the looks of Paolo's photos, this still includes tons of eating, sleeping, and grooming. Hit the thumbs for a behind the scenes look into the rules and rituals of sumo. [ItsNiceThat]



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