Konishiki Yasokichi (b.1963) a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Konishiki Yasokichi a Hawaiian-born Japanese–Samoan sumo wrestler, was the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna.

Chiyonofuji Mitsugu born as Akimoto Mitsugu appears in a ceremony before a match…

Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, born as Akimoto Mitsugu, appears in a ceremony before a match during the 1983 Kyushu Basho sumo wrestling tournament held in November 1983 at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center in Fukuoka, Japan.

Lutteurs Sumo. Tasayutaka et Toyohibikijpg 640x476 18 photos qui ont marqué lHistoire du Sport

18 photos qui ont marqué l'Histoire du Sport

Sumo wrestlers fall headfirst to the dirt after an opponent is thrown during the grand summer tournament in Tokyo

DEZUIRI - My next destination!

Yokozuna Hakuho performed dezuiri in front of the main hall of Meiji Jingu Shrine. Dezuiri is a ring-entering ceremony or ritual by reigning Yokosuna. S) lolz

Sumo wrestler trading cards Where can I get these?  I even tried in Japan without luck.

Sumo wrestler trading cards Where can I get these? I even tried in Japan without luck.

Yokozuna Chiyonofuji performs a ceremonial ritual during a May 1982 tournament. | KYODO

Sumo icon Chiyonofuji dies at 61

Yokozuna Chiyonofuji performs a ceremonial ritual during a May 1982 tournament.

"The body is the reflection of the spirit in its physical expression, and its…

Unidentified artist 'Japanese warrior' c. 1910 Vintage silver gelatin print 9 x 14

Female sumo wrestler Miki Satoyama stares down her opponent at the 2010 Japan women's sumo championships in a similar manner to a lion stalking its prey.

Female sumo wrestler Miki Satoyama stares down her opponent at the 2010 Japan women's sumo championships in a similar manner to a lion stalking its prey. HOLY TWO-TON-TESSIE BEAVIS!

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