[sumo] Rikishi Retirement Question
sumo at achimp.de
Sun Jun 3 10:44:46 EDT 2007
Slightly different focus, but one thing always strikes me odd with the
sekitori remaining in the NSK.
After they announce their retirement they usually change to a new, their
oyakata name - but when NHK reports the retirement ceremony several
months later, it sounds as if they only with that ceremony take on that
name (shuumei suru).
Is their intai-zumo ceremony in that respect equal to the events
celebrating the change of name in kabuki or rakugo, which can take place
more than once ?
Joe Kuroda schrieb:
>>retirements after the basho. Can anyone shed some
>>light on the status of these 2 former Sekitori.
> Actually things like this happened all the time. They
> may not have had their Danpatsu and as long as their
> shisho has not tendered their resingation paper to the
> Kyokai office, they are not officially retired (but
> they won't be able compete in a hon-basho once they
> publicly announed their retirement following a Kyokai
> However just like Ouga stayed almost two months after
> his initial public announcement so that he could take
> in Jyungyo tours and meet his fans and thank them for
> thier support, those making announcing their
> retirement do not need to be off the Kyokai's payroll
> right away.
> This is almost true in case of former sekitori as they
> are given a time to settle their own affairs and their
> account get finalized. Whatever line of work they want
> to pursue, once a sekitori, they have some money
> coming when they leave and it helps.
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