Sumo 101: <em>Gyōji</em>

Sumo Nov 20, 2018

Sumo 101: Gyōji

by John Gunning

Sumo referees are arguably the most elaborately outfitted arbiters in the sporting world. The brightly colored kimonos they wear in the ring provide a dramatic contrast to wrestlers clad only in mawashi. The intricateness of the attire, which is based on traditional clothing, increases as gyōji ...