[sumo] Musashigawa kanreki dohyo-iri

Doreen Simmons jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp
Tue Jun 19 20:36:34 EDT 2007


On 2007/06/19, at 22:32, Joshua Maciel wrote:

> That's a lot of money. Assuming a shunin with a heya with 10 lower 
> rankers:
> 849 * 12 + 7.7 * 35 + 60 * 12 * 10 + 100 * 10 * 3 + 85 * 10 * 3 + 35 * 
> 12 *
> 10 (assuming the 'training costs' are per month, otherwise don't 
> multiply
> the preceeding figure by 10)
>
> 10188 + 269.5 + 7200 + 3000 + 2550 + 4200 = 27,407,500 yen/year
>
> That's about $225,000 US dollars per year, and not even including 
> supporter
> fees, or a higher rank, or anything else. Certainly not shabby. Anyone 
> know
> how I can apply for one of these jobs?
>
Yes. You get recruited by a stablemaster, work your way up into the top 
division, have a pretty successful career, manage to buy a myoseki 
(often on installments paid over the next several years), accumulate 
enough money to buy a plot of land and put up a building on it, start a 
heya and attract deshi.  A possible shortcut available to a few is to 
marry the master's daughter (assuming you already meet the myoseki 
qualifications), or to belong to a small heya and be nominated by your 
master as his successor.


Doreen Simmons
  jz8d-smmn at asahi-net.or.jp



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