Happy Birthday Ichinojo!

Ichinojo birthday

The team at Tachiai would like to wish everybody’s favorite boulder a very happy twenty-fifth birthday this April 7th! Rumour has it that his heya has ordered twenty-five cakes to celebrate the soon-to-be sekiwake’s big day. I wonder what everyone else will be eating for dessert?

6 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Ichinojo!


  1. Great picture. Nice to see Ichinojo smile. I cannot recall ever seeing the man smile. Ever. Happy quarter of a century to the boulder who walks like a man.


    • Years and years ago, I attended a practice at Musashigawa heya. Afterwards, I chatted with yokozuna Musashimaru. I was stunned, could hardly believe that this smiling, casual fellow was the same grim, frightening man that I watched on TV.


  2. Its crazy how he finally got a good night sleep when he moved to Japan. He said they always have to look out for wolfs back in Mongolia. Happy birthday Ichinojo.


  3. 🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂🎂


  4. Happy Birthday to The Mongolith! Many wishes for years of keeping healthy without serious injury.

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