[sumo] Gyoji promotions
nashinokawa at parbrook.free-online.co.uk
Sat Oct 4 19:54:22 EDT 2008
> I haven't checked for years, but this is what I was told long ago: When a
> man is promoted to ozeki, he is expected to give a costume to all the
> gyoji in the ichimon group of stables to which his own stable belongs, ,
> and if he makes yokozuna, he repeats this and is also expected to give
> outfits to the two chief gyoji.
I hadn't heard this one, but it sounds about right. If I am correct
promoted Ozeki also are expected to give the workman's leggings/outfits to
the yobidashi, which is why they have their names on the back of them. An
expensive business getting promoted....!
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