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Some 1,000 turned out to honor late legendary sumo wrestler Chiyonofuji on Sunday, when the funeral and memorial service were held at Tokyo’s Kokonoe stable.

Cattleya, the orchid loved by the iconic former yokozuna, were laid inside his coffin, as his former stablemate and fellow yokozuna Hokutoumi, current Japan Sumo Association head director, and former ozeki Chiyotaikai, who succeeds Chiyonofuji as stablemaster Kokonoe, spoke.

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