Pictures of Sumo wrestlers standing in sunflower field turn viral; get praises all over web

Sumo wrestling is the national sport of Japan and it is quite distinctive in nature. The Sumo wrestlers are known as Rikishi and they are mainly known for their power, machismo and also the valour. They also have a lovable demeanor, which is very much unique and interesting.

Recently a Japanese wrestler had shared a photo in which a group of wrestlers were seen relaxing in a field and the photo was really adorable that it went viral in no time. In the photo, a group of wrestlers were standing among sunflowers plants in a field and the plants were tall enough for the wrestlers. Some of the sumo wrestlers were having a smile on their faces and were wearing traditional mawashi loincloth.


The picture that was shared online garnered a lot of attention and it was very much shared and liked by various users. The sunflower feild is behind the village hall in Hiraya, but the picture has won the heart of a large number of online users. The picture has got over 2 lakh likes on Twitter and many feels that it was indeed a joy to spread the picture online. The photo got a huge response in the form of likes, shares and comments.


Sumo wrestling originated from the Shinto ritual in the 8th century. It was later used as a martial arts training for the samurais and during the Edo period, this martial art became an entertainment item for the people.


The way the wrestler enters the ring, the use of loin clothes, kimonos and topknots and other fighting regulation made this as one of the best entertainment spot of that time. The sumo wrestler are considered to the be the best living performers as far as cultural tradition is considered and they are also expected to be role models for all.

by Ricky Tandon | Fri, Aug 09 - 10:57 AM

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