I’m back in Tokyo for this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge, in which the theme is monochromatic. This statue of Japanese sumo wrestlers is all kinds of shades of grey, with a little black thrown in for good measure. Who needs color when a little touch of grey will suffice? These guys look like they mean business no matter what color they’re in.
These pics were taken just outside of the Sumida, Tokyo train station, which seems to double as a shrine to all things sumo. And that’s no surprise, as Sumida is home to the Ryōgoku Kokugikan Sumo Hall, one of Tokyo’s more famous and storied sumo wrestling halls. It mainly plays host to the sumo wrestling tournaments (honbashu) that occur many times during the year, but it also featuresprofessional boxing and wrestling matches and concerts. Ryōgoku Kokugikan also houses a popular sumo museum and it will host the boxing competitions in the 2020 Summer Olympics.