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This is the first edition for the serious collector of an ongoing book project on the subject sumo wrestling in Japan.

If you like what you see please buy it. There is a link further down on this page that directs you to more images from the book.

It is made available here at blurb.com to finance and secure the future work, which will continue in 2008. When the book is completed it will be sold internationally in book stores and run as a photo exhibition as well.

The author is a Danish photojournalist and has received numerous recognition for his work including World Press Photo.

Warm regards

/Steven

SUMMARY
As a spectator sport Japanese sumo wrestling has seen a fall in popularity for more than a decade and the 54 professional sumo stables are desperate recruiting overweight teens in public, such as in schools and restaurants, to secure the future of the sport.

This work was produced in the Tokyo prefecture in early 2007.

Parts of this book alone has received 6 photo prizes.

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About the Author

Steven Achiam
stevenachiam Copenhagen, Denmark

Steven Achiam (1976)

Born and raised in Denmark the author has a background in videophotograhpy and received a bacholor in photojournalism from The Danish School of Journalism, Århus in 2007.

His subject matters are humanistic storytelling and his work has been published in VG, De Morgen and Børsen.

For this he has received recognition from World Press Photo, PDN, POYi, Danish Press Photo of The Year, Lucie Awards, Best of Photojournalism and Unicef.

"SUMO" is an ongoing project.

Parts of this book alone has received 6 photo prizes.

As a spectator sport Japanese sumo wrestling has seen a fall in popularity for more than a decade and the 54 professional sumo stables are desperate recruiting overweight teens in public, such as in schools and restaurants, to secure the future of the sport.

This work was produced in the Tokyo prefecture in early 2007.

Publish Date  July 13, 2008

Dimensions  Large Format Landscape  56 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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