No. 1

Daily 宇良 No. 1

 

Concept:
Even if you are a n00b to sumo like me, Ura is unmistakable as the man in the pink mawashi (wrestling belt). It’s become his signature color.

 

Execution:
Cherry blossoms are as much part of the Japanese identity as sumo, yet no rikishi (sumo wrestler) has this color. I wanted to totally embrace the pink — from petals in the background to his ruddy cheeks. And, as the first image in the series, it felt right to have his name prominently displayed.

 

Sumo fact:
Rikishi ranked juryo and above get to choose the color of their mawashi.

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