[sumo] [spoilers]Asashoryu's open armed and beloved return.
Scott M. Kahn
smk1 at columbia.edu
Fri Dec 7 23:41:23 EST 2007
I am very glad to hear that Takanohana is an ardent proponent of
introducing children to sumo at an impressionable age. This is
certainly an important way to secure sumo's popularity.
As for the article, please read it yourself. I related the two
major points that Takanohana was quoted as saying. I don't think I
took them out of context with respect to the interview, the
interview did not show him to have deep views on the future of the
Kyokai. However, when individuals such as yourself have further
insight and can clarify what appears to have been reported, or that
the interview failed miserably to catch the essence of Takanohana,
that is much appreciated. Similar to my report of Asashoryu's
respect for his Yokozuna position, for that matter... That is, if
one chooses to accept such reports as unique insights from mailing
list members instead of fan worship.
Quoting Martina Lunau <martina.lunau at googlemail.com>:
> 2007/12/8, Scott M. Kahn <smk1 at columbia.edu>:
> > Having read Takanohana's interview about his turn as oyakata
> > link below), I'm less than impressed. He embraces hierarchy
> > the heya, and his goal is to establish a ticket lottery for
> > children. With such lofty goals, I'm not holding my breath
> > Takanohana to lend his vision to the masses.
> Well ths is more than ridiculous and taken out of context. In
> Takanohana does more than any other Oyakata to encourage children
> and young
> people to Sumo, He has his own childrens's club and he and former
> work a lot with schools to teach them and show them the beauty of
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