[sumo] Minaminoshima out of sumo?
Wayne, Emmett Mr CIV USA USAMC
emmett.wayne at us.army.mil
Tue Sep 16 12:53:01 EDT 2008
Well, this is very sad news indeed. I know all things must come to an end, but I am sorry to see him go. If any one was able to find out what pushed his decision, please let us know.
I first met Minaminoshima on my first visit to Musashigawabeya in December of 2003. He was so gracious after keiko to be the translator for our group, allowing us to ask questions, and getting Buyuzan and Bushiyama to come out for pictures and autographs. I was able to see and talk to him on three other occasions at either the Kokugikan or the heya, and he was always polite and friendly.
I hope that he does well in whatever else he persues.
> a little - very very well sourced birdy - tells me that Tongan
> (Musashigawa Beya) is now a 'former' rikishi. left in late August
> No confirmation as of yet but.........
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