[sumo] Chairman and Oyakata
sumo at achimp.de
Fri Sep 12 11:59:27 EDT 2008
> Oyakata have two ranks: Oyakata and Committee Members. Promotion from
> one to another appears to me to be based on a blend of experience and
> the rank the oyakata reached as an active rikishi.
I noticed only once on NHK that Otake-oyakata, former Takatoriki,
as the stablemaster of Roho was demoted to simple oyakata from that i-in
status. I thought that a stablemaster usually gets promoted to the
higher rank quickly. How long will it take him to get back ?
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