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Sumo: Portrait of former yokozuna Chiyonofuji displayed at station

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A champion portrait of all-time excellent former yokozuna Chiyonofuji took place display screen Tuesday at Tokyo’s JR Ryogoku Station in advance of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament.

A champion portrait of all-time excellent former yokozuna Chiyonofuji takes place display screen at Tokyo’s JR Ryogoku Station on Sept. 8, 2020. (Pool image)(Kyodo)

Chiyonofuji, that passed away in 2016 aged 61, recorded 31 elite-level titles, the 3rd most in the background of the sporting activity.

With his ferocity in the ring making him the label “The Wolf,” he videotaped 1,045 profession triumphes, a mark went beyond just by former ozeki Kaio as well as all-time champion record-holder Hakuho.

Three-time Olympic females’s battling champ Saori Yoshida was amongst those that participated in the introduction event for the portrait, which celebrated Chiyonofuji’s triumph at the 1985 Kyushu Grand Tournament, where he asserted his 14th Emperor’s Cup.

Other things associated with Chiyonofuji, consisting of one of his ritualistic “kesho mawashi” loin cloths, will certainly take place display screen at the station from Sept. 19-22 throughout the 15-day grand event, which opens up Sunday at the surrounding Ryogoku Kokugikan sumo sector.

Former ozeki Chiyotaikai, that was successful Chiyonofuji as Kokonoe stablemaster, stated the yokozuna would certainly supervise the station, where a success portrait of Hakuho is likewise displayed.

“In sumo, yokozuna are said to be gods. They will act like guardian deities for everyone using Ryogoku Station,” Chiyotaikai stated in a message.

The area of Ryogoku in Tokyo is thought about the facility of sumo society, where lots of sumo stables as well as sumo-related tourist attractions can be located.


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