The Red Bulletin September 2019 (UK)

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Practised for more than

2,000 years, sumo

is still Japan’s national

sport, but no longer its

exclusive field of mastery.

International competitors

have muscled in, forcing

the country’s wrestlers

to push harder for a place

at the top. Nowhere is this

more evident than at the

largest contest outside

Japan: the US Sumo Open

Words TOM WARD

Photography JEREMY LIEBMAN

Heavy

Mettle

52 THE RED BULLETIN

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