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30 minutes ago, Amamaniac said:

Kotozakura, the oyakata who brought us household names like Kotooshu and Kotoshogiku.  For more details, see John Gunning's latest special feature:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/03/15/sumo/kotozakura-limited-run-yokozuna-successful-tenure-stablemaster/#.Xm4Zxy3Mxjs

 

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Kotonowaka (the current incumbent and father of the top-division rookie with the same name) is the son-in-law of the former Kotokaze. He took over the stable in 2005 when the previous stablemaster reached the mandatory retirement age.

Current Sadogatake Oyakata is Kotozakura's son-in-law, isn't it?

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1 hour ago, code_number3 said:

Current Sadogatake Oyakata is Kotozakura's son-in-law, isn't it?

According to https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200224/k10012299221000.html, Kotozakura is the maternal grandfather of current Kotonowaka, which would make his father, current Sadogatake Oyakata, Kotozakura's son-in-law.  So I would say you have that right.

 

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Autocorrect error. Thank for catching it. Fixed now.

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19 hours ago, John Gunning said:

I don’t write the headlines

Just know that members of this Forum value your tireless efforts to shed light on sumo and its colourful characters.  Keep up the good work! (Showingrespect...)

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Concentrate on one article at a time. Your breakthrough piece is just around the corner.

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John profiles former Great White North hope John Tenta in this installment. 

Kototenzan struggled with sumo lifestyle, but found stardom in pro wrestling

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When the 2020 NFL Draft gets under way on April 23rd, Joe Burrow is widely expected to be the first overall pick after leading Louisiana State University to the National Championship, winning the Heisman Trophy and having one of the best seasons for a quarterback in college football history.

Burrow’s 15-0 isn’t the only perfect championship a Tiger has achieved, however.

John Tenta, who played football and rugby at LSU and was part of its wrestling team, went 24-0 during his six-month stint in professional sumo, winning the jonokuchi, jonidan and sandanme division titles in the process...

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/03/21/sumo/kototenzan-struggled-sumo-lifestyle-found-stardom-pro-wrestling/

 

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Sadogatake stablemaster (father of the current Sadogatake)

John is really struggling to get his Kotozakura straight these days. B-)

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3 hours ago, Otokonoyama said:

You Only Live Twice' participant Fujinishiki stood on top of sumo's fourth-highest rank

BY JOHN GUNNING: The Greatest Komusubi?

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/03/22/sumo/live-twice-participant-fujinishiki-stood-top-sumos-fourth-highest-rank/

Let me guess, John: you don't choose the photos either.  OMG

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19 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

Let me guess, John: you don't choose the photos either.  OMG

I don't but what is wrong with the one they picked?

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