Yokozuna

A Day in the Life of a Sumo Wrestler

Sumo wrestlers are known as “rikishi” in Japanese. Every wrestler belongs to a particular stable in Japan, which is ruled by a retired wrestler known as “oyakata”, meaning boss. They’re known to be good wrestlers during their prime. The wife of an oyakata is known as “okamisan.” They also play as supportive members of the…

Yokozuna: the highest rank in Sumo

Yokozuna is the highest rank in Sumo Wrestling. Only a few people have become Yokozunas. There are merely some 71 recorded Yokozunas in the history until now since its inception. There is a famous WWF (World Wrestling Federation) wrestler named ‘Yokozuna’ but he is not the original Yokozuna. Yokozuna is a traditional and exclusive Japanese…