The ground where is related to sumo

The ground where is related to sumo

Koto City is sumo and deep land of great connection. Sumo encouragement of new industry of the Edo era began in Kyoto, Osaka, but there was ban in a lot of troubles. Ban relaxes, and it is Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine afterwards that sumo of the Shogunate official recognition was held for the first time. Therefore sumo has many temple and stables of sumo with relationship. Why don't you go around history of sumo and room of sumo wrestlers played an active part now?

List of sightseeing theme spots

1. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine

In The origin of Kanjin Sumo which admitted that the Edo Shogunate performs sumo formally for the first time, there are sumo-related monuments such as Yokozuna sumo wrestler monument in the precincts. As for the Yokozuna sumo wrestler monument, the twelfth yokozuna Kyugoro Jinmaku is erected as monument honoring each generation yokozuna publicly in (1900) in 1900 by promoter, and professional name of each generation yokozuna is carved with by first Shiganosuke Akashi. Association of sumo observer kokumeishiki is held at the time of new yokozuna birth, and sumo wrestler's ceremonial entrance into the ring of new yokozuna is dedicated.

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2. Insokuji Temple (insokuji)

Insokuji Temple

Four car bug-eyed people are Akita-born sumo wrestlers and made it to maegashira comedian, but are known for play and storytelling as sumo wrestler of famous "quarrel of Megumi company". We died at 38 years old in (1809) April in 1809 and were ostracized in Insokuji Temple which there was in Fukusumicho, Fukagawa in those days. Insokuji Temple moved to the current ground afterwards in (1927) in 1927. In addition, there is grave (historic spot) of Hisashi Matsumoto Shiro after starting sand village forcing culture in the precincts, too.

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3. Oguruma stable

Oguruma stable

In June 1877, Katsuyamazeki, a former Makuuchi (senior-level sumo wrestler) who had belonged to Tamagaki stable retired, succeeded to the name "Toshiyori Oguruma" and founded this sumo stable. From the Meiji era to the early Taisho era, it was a large sumo stable that produced Yokozuna Manemon Ohzutsu and Ozeki Kamenosuke Araiwa. In May 1940, the stable was temporarily closed. However, in March 1987, Kotokaze the former Ozeki (second-ranked sumo wrestler) who had belonged to Sadogatake stable broke away and re-started the stable after 47 years of inactivity. Currently Yoshikaze and Kakekaze are actively training as Sekitori. ※General visit is impossible ※It is information as of September, 2014.

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4. Takadagawa stable

Takadagawa stable

Takadagawa VIII, a former Ozeki Maenoyama, retired in March 1974 and succeeded to the name "Toshiyori Takadagawa." In April 1974, he broke away from Takasago stable to which he had belonged, along with eight apprentices, and founded Takadagawa stable. Currently, it is led by Akinoshima (currently Takadagawa Oyakata), a former Sekiwake (third-ranked sumo wrestler). ※It is information as of September, 2014.

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5. Shikoroyama stable

Shikoroyama stable

In September 2002, Toshiyori Shikoroyama XX (former Sekiwake Terao) who retired and became the Oyakata (stable master) of Izutsu stable, broke away from Izutsu stable along with two apprentices and founded Shikoroyama stable in January 2004. The current stable was built in December 2006. It is a large stable that receives considerable attention as being led by former Sekitori Terao, who was a popular sumo wrestler when he was active. Currently, Homasho and Seiro are actively training as Sekitori. ※It is information as of September, 2014.

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6. Otake stable

Otake stable

In May 1971, Taiho, a former Yokozuna (first-ranked sumo wrestler) who had belonged to Nishonoseki stable retired and succeeded to the name "Ichidai Toshiyori Taiho." In December, he broke away from Nishinoseki stable along with a few apprentices and founded Taiho stable. Because Taiho was retiring in May 2005, on January 1, 2004, Ohtake XVI became the master and the name of the stable was changed from Taiho stable to Otake stable. In July 2010, Dairyu succeeded to the name of Ohtake and inherited the stable. Currently, Ohsunaarashi is playing actively training as Sekitori. ※It is information as of September, 2014.

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7. Grave of Yokozuna Midorinosuke Ohnomatsu

Yokozuna Onamatsu Midorinosuke's grave

Midorinosuke Ohnomatsu was born into a farming family in Notonokuni Nanami-mura (Ishikawa). In 1815, at the age of 25, he became a disciple of Takekuma. Then, he was sent back to his hometown for a time and later became a disciple of Shikoroyama. After that, he was successful every year and became Yokozuna in 1827 at the age of 38. In the history of yokozunas, he was a late bloomer and a hardworking Sumo wrestler. He passed away at the age of 61 in December 1851 and was buried at Gyokusenin.

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8. Fukagawa Edo Museum

Fukagawa Edo Museum

Honoring corner of former yokozuna, roc is established permanently. Photograph panel of the active play era or precious memento are displayed a lot. We can observe state of life of cityscape and general public of the Edo era when sumo has begun to be held. In addition, temporary exhibition about sumo may be held.

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