The Retired 68th Yokozuna Marks His 36th Birthday
Tachiai would like to wish the retired Asashōryū a happy birthday. During his years as an active Yokozuna, he was a controversial figure in sumo, but he was usually a fierce competitor in the ring. He finished his reign with a worthy 25 yusho and 6 special prizes.
To celebrate his birthday, below is his dohyo-iri (ring entering ceremony) from 2007