Sumo New Year

Mongolian sumo grand champion Harumafuji, second from left, displays the ceremonial stamping form during the New Year “dohyo-iri” (ring-entering) ceremony by grand champions before 3,000 spectators at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo on Tuesday. See story here.

  • 4

    Chuichi Hashimura

    We are waiting for a Japanese sumo grand champion!

  • -1

    Virtuoso

    One of the weekly tabloids wrote that if Harumafuji doesn't perform up to par in the coming tournament he'll be asked to give up his yokozuna promotion and either revert to ozeki or retire.

  • 1

    Dennis Bauer

    @Chuichi Hashimura Some of the new arrivals in the upper division look promising.

  • 4

    inakajin01

    I don't think yokozuna get the option of being demoted back to ozeki. Pretty sure they are forced to retire.

  • 0

    JDB829

    @inakajin

    That is indeed the case.

  • 0

    mtwildman

    Retirement is the only option for an under-preforming yokozuna...but the retirement pay is outstanding!

  • -1

    Ayesha

    What's with this seething undercurrent against the Mongolian wrestlers? Are they in some way inferior to "Japanese" wrestlers?

  • -4

    smithinjapan

    "Mongolian sumo grand champion Harumafuji, second from left..."

    I only see the three wrestlers, so why not "in the middle", unless the judge is or was a wrestler himself.

    Chuichi: "We are waiting for a Japanese sumo grand champion!"

    Don't hold your breath.

  • -2

    ubikwit

    @Chuichi

    Takanohana was the best!

  • 1

    JDB829

    I fondly remember the great Ake - Taka - Waka "trivalry" !

  • 1

    JonathanJo

    I enjoyed watching Chiyonofuji a long time ago.

Login to leave a comment

OR
  • 営業/建設機械  

    営業/建設機械  
    MB Japan 株式会社、埼玉県
    給与:給与要相談 歩合制 給与参考例・・・2013年度営業職月給平均 45万円  
  • TOEICインストラクター

    TOEICインストラクター
    Berkeley House Language Center / バークレーハウス語学センター、東京都
    給与:時給 3,000円 相談可
  • TOEFL・IELTSインストラクター

    TOEFL・IELTSインストラクター
    Berkeley House Language Center / バークレーハウス語学センター、東京都
    給与:時給 3,500円 相談可
  • 海外留学担当者

    海外留学担当者
    Berkeley House Language Center / バークレーハウス語学センター、東京都
    給与:月給 25万円 ~ 35万円 相談可
  • PR and Communication Specialist

    PR and Communication Specialist
    Italian Chamber of Commerce in Japan、東京都
    給与:給与についての記載なし

Previous pictures of the day

View all

View all