yokozuna tshirt



No this is not a katsudon’s eating contest. Say Hello to our “little” friends : here are the last four “Yokozuna” (横綱), highest rank in the sumo hierarchy. The name literally means “horizontal rope” and comes from the most visible symbol of their rank, the rope ( tsuna) worn around the waist. Largely sponsored by companies affiliated to yakuza, shaken by illegal bets, rigged fights and violence, sumo world try since the 80’s to get rid of this embarassing image. Not so easy. The gokudo sport by excellence.

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