Thursday, 21 October 2010

Down and dirty

In this month's Foreign Correspondent's Club magazine Number 1 Shimbun, Tony McNicol has a photo feature on Sumo training. Of course, that's not new, but he has some nice details and close-ups. Sumo is evocative of Japan – but going through hard times: a lack of Japanese taking up the super-strict regime of the sport, scandals involving champions, and one tournament this year was not televised following uncovered links links with illegal betting and yakuza. So, the sport could do with a boost and a return to concentrating on the details that matter!

Tony's pics are on his site, with the first three images being my layout for the magazine.

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