Unusual frames that show all the delights of life Japanese wrestler.
In the Japanese city of Nagoya is a Buddhist temple, home to the elite of the sumo. This form of martial arts practiced since the fifteenth century. Athletes consume 8000 calories a day and sleeping in the oxygen masks, walk in loincloths and push opponents out of the ring of sand.
Wrestlers every morning for three hours work out techniques, and at 10:30, when the training ends, they sign autographs and pose for photos as real stars. Next on the schedule the first meal of the day.
Early lunch, which is prepared by Junior wrestlers in the temple, consists of a stew of pigs ‘ feet, grilled sardines, steamed rice and tyankonabe — a meal of many ingredients (mostly protein sources), cooked in a pot.
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After lunch the wrestlers definitely sleep a few hours in the oxygen masks to make it easier to breathe.
To be a sumo wrestler means to eat, live and breathe as Japanese, from hairstyles and clothes to a rigid hierarchy.
Although sumo is a traditional Japanese sport, at the moment among the fighters and more foreigners, mostly Mongols, who are struggling assimilyatsiya in Japanese culture.
“Language is the main problem, says Tomozuna Oyakata, better known under the pseudonym of Cacuango, the wrestler and the coach of the sumo Mongolian origin, one of the first six Mongolian athletes, which was adopted in 1992. I couldn’t even understand, criticize me, or praise”.
Today, the champion, whose real name Naujawan Cavagna, can speak Japanese almost perfectly, married a Japanese woman and gained citizenship (compulsory for those who want to become coach).
In addition, the full assimilation into Japanese culture means that the wrestler should not feel any negative emotions — anger, malevolence, hostility.
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