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Quintessentially Japanese

Posted by
Stu (From Scotland | Working in Kyoto, Japan) on 27 October 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

This image just totally says "Japan" to me. The fact that there are no clear faces really draws me in somehow, and the way the colour came out is reminiscent of older times.

Canon EOS 50D 1/160 second F/5.6 ISO 800 300 mm

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CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I find sumo to be an enigma. Japanese folk tend to be small, slightly built folk. Sumo wrestlers are anything but that... Yes the honour, tradition, ans Shinto undertones are in both , but I think the differences are greater than the similarities. This shot is great, and I think it sums up the power of Sumo and the important position it holds in the Japanese heart.

27 Oct 2010 5:59am

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Terrific composition.

27 Oct 2010 7:23am

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27 Oct 2010 12:45pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Lovely unusual sport shot and great composition.

27 Oct 2010 1:15pm

Shar from Regina, SK, Canada

I had a much prettier idea of Japan...cherry blossoms and girls in pretty dresses! LOL
Wonderful PJ shot though!

27 Oct 2010 2:51pm

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27 Oct 2010 3:06pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fabulous frame. I'm sorry I didn't get to a match while I was there. I did watch the tournaments on TV on my rare afternoon off when they were broadcast.

27 Oct 2010 5:35pm

Hoshisato from Ealing, United Kingdom

Great composition!

27 Oct 2010 6:17pm

PhotOpus from Aix-en-Provence, France

A framework that puts the train back on track

27 Oct 2010 7:57pm

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Yep, only in Japan :-)
I agree with your choice of framing - it really does tipify the scene.

27 Oct 2010 10:16pm