Posts Tagged ‘sumo’

School of hard knocks

Doreen Simmons, Dewanoumi sumo stable, Tokyo, Japan, September 8, 2010.

Tweet I had a three page photo story in this month’s No. 1 Shimbun, the magazine of the Foreign Correspondent’s Club in Tokyo. Here it is below. A little while ago I had the privilege to meet and photograph Doreen Simmons, the incredible 78-year-old sumo expert and commentator on NHK. The job was for one […]


Interviewing Baruto

Baruto

Tweet Way back in March 2005 I had the very good fortune to interview a little-known Estonian sumo wrestler – Baruto. After the recent Osaka basho Baruto looks certain to be promoted to Ozeki rank. So, in celebration, I’m reposting my Japan Times story. Gochandesu. Past the pain and language barriers. Estonian not thrown by […]