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