Is there anyone, or anything, that can stop Hakuho? The first few days of September's
tournament held out the hope that some level of pressure would expose his human side, that
the monotony of his effortless dispatch of opponents would somehow be drawn to a sensational
and cacophonous end. None of this materialised. The majestic Mongolian's record-breaking
unbeaten run carries on... Read more...
He was big, balding and occasionally brutal, but outside the dohyo,
the recently-retired Iwakiyama cut a remarkably refined figure. The Aomori
University graduate was rarely seen without his intellectual-looking spectacles
during interview, and indeed when stomping through the streets of Ryogoku after a match. Read more...
According to the list of yokozuna officially sanctioned by the Nihon Sumo Kyokai
(Japan Sumo Association), Tanikaze is recognized as the 4th yokozuna after mythical
Akashi Shiganosuke. Ayagawa Goroji and Maruyama Gontazaemon. 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