Last month, the 107th High School Kanazawa City Sumo Tournament was held. The event has been held annually for over 100 years and attracts spectators locally but also from across Japan. But for the past 3 years, because of covid restrictions, the event had been held without spectators. So to welcome back the crowds, a series visual posters were created.
Created by art director Satoshi Kohno and photographer Ryohei Takanashi, the graphic series of posters feature the athletes facing off, but close-up and at an angle that makes their bodies appear like mountain ranges. Great athletes can have an aura that make them appear larger than they really are, explained Kohno. So the team expanded on that idea literally, making them appear to look like mountains.