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.

DEZUIRI

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.

"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!

Fantastic shot. For the sumo wrestlers' inside story, see: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006C1I5K8

Chiyonofuji is the YOKOZUNA of sumo wrestler. He was one of the greatest YOKOZUNA of recent times. Sumo wrestler is not only being fat.

A sumo wrestling referee at the Ryogoku stadium in Tokyo, Japan

A sumo wrestling referee at the Ryogoku stadium in Tokyo, Japan.

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