The shisho-kai (meeting of all stable owners) convened today. A message was sent out reminding the rikishi not to strike any poses after winning. This, after the Kyokai received letters protesting these outbursts on the dohyo and complaining about sloppy shikiri. All shishos were asked to remind their rikishi of the guidelines of correct behavior.
A decision was also made that anyone wishing to open a new stable or any inheriting of a stable will have to be approved by the rijikai. This will be enforced from today. Until now, a notification to the rijikai was enough. "Even if the shisho agrees to everything in writing, the rijikai may refuse to acknowledge it," said Nishonoseki Oyakata, hinting this was the first concrete step towards the Kyokai's closer scrutiny and control over heya dealings.
Edited by Kintamayama, 31 January 2013 - 11:05.