[sumo] All-Japan 1-day elimination tournament
klemmerj at webtrek.com
Wed Oct 4 10:35:02 EDT 2006
On Wed, 2006-10-04 at 10:14 -0400, Joe Kuroda wrote:
> Incidentally those who may not familiar with how the term "Makuuchi"
> came about, it traces back its history to the Edo Era when a sumo
> tournament was held for a shogun or regional warlord, top rank
> rikishis were allowed to sit inside the draped area where the dohyo
> was located and the guests sat while the rest of lower or
> inexperienced or amateur rikishis sat outside the draped enclosure.
> So the top ranking rikishis were inside the Maku while the rest were
> Maku-shita (in this case "shita" means below or lower).
Oh man, this is great. I love learning the history and insides of
something special like Sumo. Thanks Joe.
Joe "Kuramarujo" Klemmer
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