[sumo] All-Japan 1-day elimination tournament

Kuramarujo 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
http://www.webtrek.com/joe/sumo



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