The curve of the stadium – everyone is circled around this traditional match, with the closest seats costing several hundred dollars per match.
The curve of defeat – the first one to step outside this circle drawn into the platform loses. Everyone holds their breath, snaps pictures, and claps during the breaks during each match.
The curve of the hair – the long hair worn by sumo wrestlers, nestled neatly in a bun atop their head.
The curve of the bandages – sumo wrestlers who suffer injuries must wrap these flesh colored bandages around their arms and legs, trying to score them a win in the next round.
The curve of the advertisements – companies can decide when their advertisement is aired during a sumo match. Most companies (such as Ochazuke in this picture) choose to have their logo circulated during the climax of the sumo tournament, during the last couple matches.
The curve of the motions – each ritual is circular. From throwing salt, to stepping, to wiping your face, to wrestling, everything is a circle.
Written for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves
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