Photo Of The Day: Sumo Wrestlers In Fukuoka

In the hierarchy of Japanese sumo wrestling, the Makuuchi Division is the best of the best. Here, Makuuchi competitors participate in a traditional ring entering ceremony, where they perform a series of actions similar to the moves they use in competition. Flickr user Luke Robinson captured the climax of the ceremony in today’s Photo of the Day, taken at a sumo wrestling tournament at the Fukuoka Kokusai Center in Fukuoka, Japan.

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[Photo Credit: Luke Robinson]

SkyMall Monday: Basho the Sumo Wrestler Table

Home decorating is never easy. You want to show off your personality, but you don’t want to force it. You want your home to be a reflection of who you are but also an oasis from the rest of your life. With so many styles and motifs from which to choose, it can be overwhelming. Well, that’s why you read SkyMall Monday. Nothing simplifies our lives like our favorite catalog. And now you can show off your class, elegance and love of obese male butt cracks with Basho the Sumo Wrestler Table.

With a subtle flair, this table tells your guests that you’re worldly, cultured and attune to Eastern cultures. Sophisticated yet whimsical, a sumo wrestler table is the yin and the yang of home decor. As you sit down for another dinner of macaroni and cheese with pieces of hot dog baked right in, you can look down through the Mountain Dew-stained glass table top and see a true athletic specimen. How inspiring!

Think I’m going overboard with my praise? Why must you always question me? But, I’ll defend my argument with my favorite tool: the product description.

Our table is topped with a 3/8″-thick, pencil-edged, 27″ dia. tempered glass top for views from any angle. This Toscano-exclusive heavyweight is cast in quality designer resin for display in home or garden

Now, if you asked me (and, by reading this, you kind of did), there is only one angle from which to view this table. I think you know what I mean. And wouldn’t your neighbors just die of envy if they looked over their huge shrubs that still don’t completely hide your backyard from view and saw Basho displayed prominently in your backyard?

While you’re at it, why not snag this accent piece, as well? If you do, you may want to add this to help lift it up.

See, home decorating isn’t so hard! It’s actually pretty soft and jiggly.

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