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Sumo championship, Tokyo, Japan
[100 Photographs, pl. 062]
Gelatin silver print
David Moore Estate
© Courtesy of the David Moore Estate
In a letter written to Sports Illustrated, Moore tried to describe sumo. Its following in Japan is equal to that of baseball à Any suggestion by Western eyes of the ludicrous nature of these nearly-naked fat boys (Tahio weighs in at 330 lbs [150 kg]) trying to push one another out of a small circle is lost on the ardent sumo devotees of Japan.
Alan Davies, The State Library of NSW
This photograph was included in the David Moore 100 Photographs series that toured the State Library of NSW (titled David Moore 100 photographs) in late 2005. The exhibition then travelled to Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, in 2006, changing its title to David Moore A Vision, 1927-2003; and then to Bendigo Art Gallery (2006), Shepparton Art Gallery (2006), Albury Regional Art Gallery (2007), Gold Coast City Art Gallery (2007), Wollongong City Gallery (2007), Mildura Arts Centre (2008), and finally to LaTrobe Regional Gallery (2008). A Limited Edition of the series was also produced.