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Some Prisma edits from some pics I took last year.

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Did you know that sumo has featured in a James Bond movie?

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More information and more images here http://www.theguardian.com/news/gallery/2007/jul/02/japan.internationalnews including

Yeah I did some gifs from You Only Live Twice on my blog, also the Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift has a scene too:

http://sumobasho.tumblr.com/tagged/007

http://sumobasho.tumblr.com/post/134081629510

I make gifs too. Some people on here have slow computers and connections and complained so I stopped posting them here. But here is the Archive for my blog,

http://sumobasho.tumblr.com/archive

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To compare and contrast with the animation above, an artistic video of keiko with familiar faces. Enjoy.

 

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I think the reason they train on an empty stomach is fairly obvious, and has nothing to do with body fat..

 

congrats to whoever did the video though. Well shot and well edited, although I do think the aspect ratio cropping is a bit extreme....

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14 hours ago, hamcornheinz said:

congrats to whoever did the video though. Well shot and well edited, although I do think the aspect ratio cropping is a bit extreme....

I see what you mean.  It’s laid on with a trowell, and with the sepia and closeups and slo-mo on top.
All art forms interlock and seep into each other though. We talk about movement in sculpture, colour in music and so on. Paintings and drawings are not luminous, but that never stopped anybody from describing them as exactly that. They’re flat and motionless, but artists have all kinds of techniques for giving them volume, depth, distance, modelling - living movement. An artist might even ‘slow down’ a picture - abstract or figurative - by putting a vertical ‘in front of’ a load of diagonals just like in cinematography.
Getting to my point; it looks to me as though the video’s author decided to profit from the restrictions that painting is obliged to get around but cinematography isn't. Turn everything inside out.
So you get to see Toyonoshima’s eyes as if you’re looking at him through a visor, or the other way around. Very close, very alert, but we’re really nowhere near him and he’s not in armour , but nearly naked and we might be in our pyjamas and he doesn’t know we’re looking at him. Art.

What do you think of the music?
 

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5 hours ago, egparis18 said:

 

The music is great and works, but that's the problem with this type of cropping really. It sets a very specific type of movement and mood and you basically can keep it however long you can, but you really can't switch it up or change that much. That works into the music too.

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I just watched it with the music, then muted, then with the music again. It's a complex piece of music and not at all the sort I usually listen to. I tried to think what music I'd have chosen and just got crazy stuff like Peggy Lee singing Fever.

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28 08 2016

Chiyonofuji  poem

Sauntering in

His shimmering

Elegant satyr’s grin

The way with him

His muscles purred.

 

Pat pat pat his toes

Get their hold

Forward he goes

Throws

The lid off the crowd’s

Noise rejoices.

 

19 08 2016

Chiyonofuji  haiku

On the screen stitching

And tucking the colours seem

To seam him again

 

A great curve of salt

Scalding corners of my eyes

Shouldn’t need to weep

 

A sullen sorrow

Huddled furtive at doorways

Tugging at my sleeve

 

PS.

I know that 'purred' doesn't rhyme with 'shimmer', but Chiyonofuji's muscles didn't glimmer or simmer or even glitter or flicker. They purred. The kid stays in the picture. I know that 'voice' rhymes more neatly with 'rejoices' too, but it's too fey and precious.

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The post above only got three actual 'likes', but the thread was visited 535 times in the 6 weeks since I posted it. Thank you on behalf of Chiyonofuji.

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5 hours ago, egparis18 said:

Caricatures.

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The images are showing up fine on my end.  Kisenosato in Demon Kakka face.  I love this ♥  

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2 hours ago, inhashi said:

The images are showing up fine on my end.  Kisenosato in Demon Kakka face.  I love this ♥  

Thank you Inhashi. I knew it was Kise, but didn't realise it was Demon Kakka's slap.

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As many caricatures as I could lay my hands on.

Himself

http://find-portrait.com/sl700.html

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http://blog.goo.ne.jp/kowaza52/e/32a0303f94ccaf35fdc7a8fa30511f80

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http://nakamuhito.exblog.jp/i4/4/

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Three I snitched off this page http://koubakosuwari.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/cat32724485/index.html

 

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First of all thank you to Akinomaki, who sent me to the page which took me to the pages.

The first silhouette below came from here; https://amanaimages.com/info/infoRF.aspx?SearchKey=11026004287&GroupCD=0&no=68&aid=&keyword=sumo&brandrm=True&brandrf=True&SourceKey=2b53-b7fc-aa5b&ItemCount=100

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and a Google search of the image revealed that, if you like sumo silhouettes, internet is full of them.

240_F_80709774_jg7f8P6vrVh94AwVFkWgmBGg8https://www.fotolia.com/id/80709774

6152138.jpghttps://pixta.jp/tags/相撲 力士?search_type=2

sumouirasuto01sum.jpg http://web-directors.net/modules/zox/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=147

e273df0356db144ce0cb60107f3598ce.pnghttp://www.sozailab.jp/sozai/detail/19276/

 

images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSx3GtzsqNpTxYjpK4QzQ6

http://free-illustrations.gatag.net/tag/武術-武道?ssort=__reaction_buttons_2__________-pm&sdir=desc (you can click here to see other images)

All these sites offer the images for sale or for free, and have many many more sumo images of all kinds.

 

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Natural sumo art: a collector of face-like stones (人面石 jinmenseki) classifies them as human faces. http://www.sankei.com/life/news/161112/lif1611120024-n1.html

Here we have blockhead Musashimaru and next to him egghead Kitanoumi

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Now I wanna stone Kitanoumi on my shelf. Sniff.

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Post for Kisenosato.

Who says he's not good looking?

from https://vk.com/wall34512234_3376 and here you can find a lot of excellent black and white photographs of Kise and other rikishi http://www.easterwood.org/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=slideshow.Slideshow&g2_itemId=2491

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He's on a girls'  hunk-pix page http://girlschannel.net/topics/98848/ TWICE OK, this one's a caricature, but there's another, and Endou's only on once. There are plenty of other interesting pix there too.

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More. Artist's page http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/masa_gallery/illust.html

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More. Artist's page http://y-nrmt.deviantart.com/

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And he's got an arty video on YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bw0VcU8sfrc

This is a screenshot - YouTube wouldn't let me embed.

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Enjoy!

 

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