[sumo] Yokozuna Demotions

Emmett Wayne emmett.wayne at us.army.mil
Sat Jun 2 08:59:28 EDT 2007


Thanks for pointing me to the articles.  They only point to the changing of
the demotion rules for Yokozuna.  After the tournament, there is no further
mention of approving the change, nor is anything ever mentioned about any
actual 'demotion'.  It is as if the entire thing just disappeared.

And I felt bad for Chiyonoyama, who won back to back tournaments (I know,
that standard wasn't in effect in 1950), but still had to wait another year
to be promoted to Yokozuna.


-----Original Message-----
From: sumo-bounces at webtrek.com [mailto:sumo-bounces at webtrek.com] On Behalf
Of rowan klein
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2007 4:07 PM
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Subject: RE: [sumo] Yokozuna Demotions

you can read some newspaper articles from the Japan Times and Mainichi at


Emmett Wayne <emmett.wayne at us.army.mil> wrote: -----Original Message-----
From: sumo-bounces at webtrek.com 
Sent: Friday, June 01, 2007 7:30 PM
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Subject: Re: [sumo] Some Unrelated Questions

The background of its founding stems from the 1950
Hatsu basho when three yokozuna Terukuni, Azumafuji
and Haguroyama all withdrew from the basho and the
Kyokai was forced to react due to huge public
outcries. Idiotically the Kyokai's reactionary move
was to demote them to ozeki, which caused far more
public outcries so they had to retract from their
initial decision.

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This is the first time I have heard this story.  Is there somewhere on the
web where I can read about the whole incident.

Thank you.


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