Ozeki Kotomitsuki, who retired acrimoniously on July 4th
2010, excelled at sumo from the moment he took to the sport.
His loss to makuuchi, at a time when Japanese wrestlers of all
ages are struggling to make an impression, will be a big one. Read more...
We learned, during the course of the recent broadcasting
debacle, that NHK owns the rights to live sumo shows until 2013.
The question that should be asked next time the rights come up
for issue is: 'Does NHK attract sumo viewers, or put them off?'
Most sumo fans from across the age spectrum appear united in their verdict. Read more...
Nagoya Basho 2010 was without doubt one of the strangest basho
ever. With six out of 42 rikishi taking an enforced break of 0-0-15
and another one forced to retire, there was lot of room for improvement
on the banzuke for those rikishi lucky enough to start. Read more...
was a classic looking figure in sumo, and briefly carried the sword
during Akebono's dohyo-iri. He was incredibly funny and would say some
things other rikishi wouldn't dare say. He was, of course, famous for
his froglike shikiri for which the Kyokai kept reprimanding him, the
crowd loved it! This ink jet print, ed. 100, 9.5 x 11 inches is signed
and numbered by the artist, available for $550. from the studio. Please