Kotooshu (琴欧洲), my most favorite Sumo wrestler, is the Ozeki of the East!
In Japan, maybe in China and Korea also, there’s a view that the East is more powerful than the West because the Sun is rising from the East. Then, on the Sumo wrestling, the East is the superior group of wrestlers. There’s 4 of Ozeki right now in Makuuchi, and he is the first rank of them, so, he has the biggest possibility of becoming the Yokozuna (the first rank of the Sumo wrestlers).
Kotooshu is the only one Bulgarian Sumo wrestler ( and the tallest one among them).
I don’t know any word in Bulgarian but I can guess that it is far different from Japanese and he had to spend very hard time in Japan and Japanese, especially the first part of his life in Japan. Sumo is our traditional culture and it has lots of different custom even for us, Japanese. So, how surprised he was as a young man from Europe! (He was 19 years old when he came to Japan.)
But he did his best and won the March Grand Tournament. It was the first time for him winning the Tournament.
I hope he will win the next tournament in Nagoya and becoming the Yokozuna.
If you are interested in Sumo, here might be useful information.
written on July 14,
The link has been changed!
You can get the imformation about Banzuke and the schedule of Nagoya Basyo (July Grand Sumo Tournament in Nagoya).