The beginning of the last tournament was dominated by the exploits of 38-year-old
warhorse Kaio. We watched with bated breath as he tried valiantly to get two
victories and surpass the 1045 victories of the great Yokozuna Chiyonofuji.
The passions of politicians are often used by their opponents to
discredit them, especially when these passions are somewhat far away from the
daily lives of electors. In France, we had something like that between 1995
and 2007, with the most important man in France, the President of
the Republic, Jacques Chirac. Read more...
Back in 2008, SFM interviewed up and coming British sculptor Chris Cudlip,
who had decided to take on sumo themes. Now, with three further years of
creative juices having flowed through his system, SFM revisited Chris to
see how his projects had developed. Read more...
After Mayís dreadful technical evaluation tournament, sumo desperately
needed to revive itself as a spectator sport in July. For the first time
in a long time, it did not disappoint. Nagoya 2011 was simply a feast of great
sumo and drama, and a beacon of hope for the sportís immediate future. Read more...
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was a classic looking figure in sumo, and briefly carried the sword
during Akebono's dohyo-iri. He was incredibly funny and would say some
things other rikishi wouldn't dare say. He was, of course, famous for
his froglike shikiri for which the Kyokai kept reprimanding him, the
crowd loved it! This ink jet print, ed. 100, 9.5 x 11 inches is signed
and numbered by the artist, available for $550. from the studio. Please