Akashi Shiganosuke

(from the article `sumo`) ...athletes make their living at this sport. A complex system of ranking leads to the designation of Yokozuna, or `grand champion.` The list of men ...
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Akashi Shiganosuke

Akashi Shiganosuke (明石 志賀之助) (c. 1600 – c. 1649) is purported to be a sumo wrestler in antiquity who is formally recognized as the first yokozuna. A legendary figure, his historical existence is disputed. He is said to have been active in the Kan`ei era (1624–1643). He was described as being of gigantic size, at {convert|2.58|m|ft....
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