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Night Wave

Byron Bay Night Wave

2012- on going

Collection of 16

RIKKI KASSO-NIGHTWAVE000

 

Oyster Magazine, Australia

oyster 2011 cover
 
oyster new 1
 
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La Luna

Sea Skins Collection

2013

Swimwear by Clementinas Fish Shop

 

Frames of Mind

The Wanpaku

 

The Wanpaku 

Wanpaku Sumo Reportage Series

2006

collection of 84

 

As quoted from Vice Magazine “Kids Issue”, 2007….

I just went to the grand Sumo championships in Tokyo. It was heavy.

In the annual Wanpaku Sumo Tournament, which is the youngsters’ division, kids from ages 7 to 12 took part to determine who’s the toughest fat boy in the land. They come from all over Japan, plumped and pumped mentally and physically, to slam their rivals to the dirt.

Just like in the rest of Japan, appearances here are crucial. “I feel that my weak point today was not having trimmed my fingernails a bit nicer,” says the 180-pound, 12-year-old Wanpaku Sumo second place champion. “I’ve been in this since I was five years old and I will be back again next year to leave with the title.”

Until then, it’s bowl after bowl of chanko, the traditional sumo food that consists of everything you have lying around the kitchen chucked into a pot along with some hot water. The sumo kids eat chanko until they can’t breathe, then they nap. “We practice for an hour and a half every day, then we study, eat, and sleep,” says today’s champion. Sleeping after eating is very important for the little sumo body to gain maximum mass and is strictly enforced by their coaches. “For now, it’s chanko and sleep,” the champ says. “When we are older, we must drink beer when we eat. Beer will help with sleep as well.” – Rikki Kasso

http://www.vice.com/

Tokyo, The Book

Tokyo

by Rikki Kasso
288 pages
color & monochrome
Printed in Japan
ISBN978-4-434-14386-1

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Monochrome Archive 01 

2005-2008

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Mixed Media Polaroids

 

Mixed Media Polaroids

soy milk, vegetable ink, on polaroid film

10.3 x 10.1 cm