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One of the most telling problems is the shocking dearth of rikishi from Hokkaido - for so long a sumo hotbed. For much of the 80s all the leading rikishi on the banzuke were either from Hokkaido or Aomori.

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Apologies if this question has been asked before, my simple search did not turn it up.

What is the story behind so many of the Mongolian rikishi having the kanji for dragon (ryu) in their shikona?

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What is the story behind so many of the Mongolian rikishi having the kanji for dragon (ryu) in their shikona?

Because their supremacy continues to drag on? Edited by Jakusotsu
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