“I'm fond of the menko cards I found at a flea market in Nagoya years ago of sumo rikishi and yakuza.”
“Further, Akebono was the only rikishi to hold the highest rank for nearly two years.”
“His name and accomplishments are unfamiliar to many because he was a sumo rikishi who fought under the name of Akebono.”
“Sumo rikishi wear a stylized loincloth called a mawashi during their bouts.”
“After Akebono retired, another foreign rikishi, Musashimaru, racked up 12.”
“A native Hawaiian, he was the first foreign-born rikishi to be promoted to the rank of yokuzuna, or grand champion.”
“The northernmost island of Hokkaido has produced eight yokozuna, the highest ranking a rikishi can attain.”
“The sport is currently dominated by the Mongolian Asashoryu, who will go down as one of the most successful, in not ultimately the most successful, rikishi in history.”
“Sumo wrestlers - or rikishi - are Japanese icons, who are more than simply sportsmen, being linked by tradition and ritual to Shinto, Japan's national religion.”
“Sumo is a competitive contact sport where a wrestler (rikishi) attempts to force another wrestler out of a circular ring (dohyo) or to touch the ground with anything other than the soles of the feet.”
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力士 Terms from Sumo, the national sport of Japan.
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