Sunday, June 8, 2008

Big men visit L.A.

Japan's top ranked sumo wrestlers battled it out in Los Angeles, this weekend, at the Grand Sumo Tournament. The wrestlers of the 1500 year-old sport didn't just hide in the L.A. Memorial Arena. The massive men, in their traditional robes and knotted updos, hit all the popular tourist destinations in the city. They even enjoyed a Dodger game where yokozuna (grand champion of the west) Hakuho threw out the first pitch. See more photos of the wrestlers in Tinsletown here.

Coffee break (hoping to see Britney Spears)

Laying the smack down

Mongolian sumo wrestlers Kakuryu (in Dodger blue) and Tokitenku enjoy the game. Yokozuna of the west is also Mongolian.