This is the first edition for the serious collector of an ongoing book project on the subject sumo wrestling in Japan.
If you like what you see please buy it. There is a link further down on this page that directs you to more images from the book.
It is made available here at blurb.com to finance and secure the future work, which will continue in 2008. When the book is completed it will be sold internationally in book stores and run as a photo exhibition as well.
The author is a Danish photojournalist and has received numerous recognition for his work including World Press Photo.
As a spectator sport Japanese sumo wrestling has seen a fall in popularity for more than a decade and the 54 professional sumo stables are desperate recruiting overweight teens in public, such as in schools and restaurants, to secure the future of the sport.
This work was produced in the Tokyo prefecture in early 2007.
Parts of this book alone has received 6 photo prizes.