SUMO / 2014
Once every year ritual sumo matches are held at Yasukuni Shrine in honor of the gods.
Last May I went to see these matches.
It was the first time for me to witness live sumo.
This authentic sumo was a strange thing for me to behold.
Silent and expressionless, the wrestlers did not appear human.
And the sight of their naked, clashing bodies was somehow sacred, mystical.
It was my wish to try and express in photo the divinity I felt then.
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