Akinomaki

Sumo monuments and statues

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On 06/05/2020 at 17:19, Akinomaki said:

Taiho gets a new stone monument at Wakanai harbor, where he arrived at age 5 in August 1945, evacuated from his birthplace Sakhalin. A friend from a local fishery processing company payed for the photographic monument. 

The new monument for Taiho was officially unveiled today, his 80th birthday - local NHK

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put in place on the 9th o

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2m x 1.2m x 40cm - 3 tons

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11 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

The new monument for Taiho was officially unveiled today, his 80th birthday - local NHK

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put in place on the 9th o

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2m x 1.2m x 40cm - 3 tons

That looks pretty cool. But it’s also pretty far off from where most tourists would go so I doubt we’ll get many photos of it. Still something I’d like to see. 

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22 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

The new monument for Taiho was officially unveiled today, his 80th birthday

From the local paper - with a closer look at the inscription on the back

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The bronze statue of Kitanoumi in his hometown Sobetsu in front of the Kitanoumi memorial museum http://www.sumo-museum.net/ - cleaned by members of the local koenkai, now the Sobetsu Kitanoumi-kai, one of them his old judo teacher (81). o

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The statue was erected in 2008 by the koenkai, and later donated to the town. o

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