Tough training in high school forged Mongolian Ichinojo

Sumo Mar 19, 2020

Tough training in high school forged Mongolian Ichinojo

by John Gunning

One of the strongest sumo high schools in Japan is Tottori Johoku. Located in western Japan, Johoku has been churning out professional talent over the past last few years, and is the alma mater of ozeki pair Terunofuji and Kotomitsuki, as well as top-division wrestlers ...

Sumo Feb 7, 2015

Ex-ozeki Kotomitsuki has hair-cutting ceremony

Former ozeki Kotomitsuki, who was expelled from the world of sumo for betting on baseball games in 2010, had his hair-cutting ceremony on Saturday. Kotomitsuki, whose real name is Keiji Tamiya, was banished in July 2010 and sued the Japan Sumo Association in a failed ...