[sumo] Gyoji promotions

Nashinokawa 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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