Edition:
United States
Pictures | Tue Apr 17, 2018 | 7:00pm EDT

Festival brings fans to scandal-hit sumo wrestling

Sumo wrestlers perform a show fight during an annual sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers perform a show fight during an annual sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers perform a show fight during an annual sumo tournament dedicated to the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 2018. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
1 / 13
A sumo wrestler grabs salt before competing. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A sumo wrestler grabs salt before competing. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

A sumo wrestler grabs salt before competing. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
2 / 13
Sumo wrestlers attend a training session. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers attend a training session. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers attend a training session. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
3 / 13
Sumo wrestlers compete. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers compete. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers compete. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
4 / 13
Sumo wrestlers and referees wait for the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers and referees wait for the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers and referees wait for the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
5 / 13
Young sumo referees wait for the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Young sumo referees wait for the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Young sumo referees wait for the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
6 / 13
Sumo wrestlers pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
7 / 13
Georgian sumo wrestler Gagamaru carries a baby in a sumo ring. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Georgian sumo wrestler Gagamaru carries a baby in a sumo ring. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Georgian sumo wrestler Gagamaru carries a baby in a sumo ring. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
8 / 13
Sumo wrestlers take part in a Shinto ritual before the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers take part in a Shinto ritual before the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers take part in a Shinto ritual before the start of an annual sumo tournament. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
9 / 13
Sumo wrestlers take part in a Shinto ritual. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers take part in a Shinto ritual. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers take part in a Shinto ritual. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
10 / 13
Sumo wrestlers perform a show fight. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers perform a show fight. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers perform a show fight. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
11 / 13
Sumo wrestlers pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Sumo wrestlers pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
12 / 13
Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho, Japanese grand sumo champion Yokozuna Kisenosato, and sumo champion Takayasu clap their hands as they pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho, Japanese grand sumo champion Yokozuna Kisenosato, and sumo champion Takayasu clap their hands as they pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Mongolian-born grand sumo champion Yokozuna Kakuryu and Hakuho, Japanese grand sumo champion Yokozuna Kisenosato, and sumo champion Takayasu clap their hands as they pray during a ritual ceremony. REUTERS/Toru Hanai
Close
13 / 13

Next Slideshows

Thailand's Songkran water festival

The Songkran festival, also known as the water festival, marks the start of Thailand's traditional New Year and is believed to wash away bad luck.

Apr 13 2018

Japanese engineer's giant robot dream

Japanese engineer Masaaki Nagumo had always dreamed of suiting up as a robot from "Mobile Suit Gundam", his favorite animation series growing up. Now he has...

Apr 13 2018

Grand National style

Racegoers dress up for the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse.

Apr 13 2018

Tiny cooking

A couple cook miniature versions of popular Turkish dishes in a tiny kitchen with a working stove and range of utensils.

Apr 13 2018

MORE IN PICTURES

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts

Thousands of residents are evacuated as Guatemala's Fuego volcano erupts.

Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of U.S. border

Migrants in Tijuana feel squeeze from both sides of U.S. border

Central American migrants on Mexico's northern border are coming under pressure from two sides as the Trump administration blocks asylum to anyone entering the United States illegally, while local politicians question whether they should be in Mexico.

Displaced by deadly California wildfire

Displaced by deadly California wildfire

Evacuees pick up the pieces after the Camp Fire destroyed more than 13,600 homes and other structures in the northern California town of Paradise.

Grim search for California's missing

Grim search for California's missing

Emergency services sift through the charred wreckage of California's deadliest wildfire, searching for signs of nearly 1,000 people believed to be still missing.

International Space Station turns 20

International Space Station turns 20

Images from our home in space as the ISS celebrates 20 years of occupancy.

Week in sports

Week in sports

A selection of some of our top sports photography of the past week.

Trump visits charred ruins of Paradise

Trump visits charred ruins of Paradise

President Trump visits the charred wreckage of the northern California town of Paradise following the deadly wildfires.

Aboard France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

Aboard France's Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier

On the flight deck of France's flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle, which was put in service in 2001 and recently underwent an 18-month mid-life upgrade.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef from above

Australia's Great Barrier Reef from above

Images of the world's largest coral reef system from above.

Trending Collections

Pictures

Podcast