For last a few years, Yokozuna Asashoryu has dominated the world of Sumo and is doing Natsu-Basho now be held. Last Friday, the 6th day, one of the most famous by-players quited the entry of it due to the waste injury. Ozeki Kaio, during the Grand Sumo Tournament, he is the center of the topics in my office.
Not because he is as old as I am, but because he is coming from the same junior high as my boss I work with, who was born in Nogata, east of Fukuoka, at least thirty years faster than Kaioh, so we employee are fan to watch the employer in front of TV being rubbed whether the Ozeki wins or not. When Kaio gets a win, he gets a bottle of sake all laugh. Despite the loss, however, he drinks it grunting angrily. It makes us very very funny.
My boss is a member of the Kaio's Kohen-kai, or his supporting club, which is organized by people living in Nogata. Before a championship, he sticks a paper of the Banzuke-hyo, or the ranking sheet the club sent on the wall. under the opening he turns on the TV interrupting the work. But his and our wonderful days are over.
Next tournament is back on July, but I don't know whether Kaio will be back healthy.