In Photos: The Secret Lives Of Sumo Wrestlers

Ganjoji Yakushido is a temple in the central Japanese city of Nagoya. This time of the year, some of the best sumo wrestlers are gathering for the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Here is a rare look at their lives before the contest.. All photos Issei Kato/Reuters

The sound of bodies slapping against each other rocks the stifling sumo stable as 11 gigantic wrestlers in loincloths take turns throwing each other out of a ring of sand.

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