Takekaze’s haircut ceremony was hosted yesterday at Kokugikan. Throngs of his fans showed up to support the new Oshiogawa-Oyakata, and to cheer him on as he battled his eldest son.
Aside from the main event, fans get to come see their favorite wrestlers…
…and even exhibition bouts, including this one between the Yokozunae which we did not get to enjoy during the honbasho. Keep in mind, this is an exhibition event so, yeah, that’s a pretty soft win there, Hakuho. I may be reading too much into an exhibition bout but it seems to me Hakuho didn’t want to be the one to lose.
In the main event, however, fans saw a host of special guests and people important to Takekaze…I mean Oshiogawa-oyakata…take turns taking a snip. This particular snip was taken by his eldest son.
Snip by snip the chonmage was cut away until finally, it was cut off and put in a box for safe-keeping, and presumably to give the home that sumo hair smell, like potpourri in the bathroom.
Farewell, Takekaze-zeki. Welcome, Oshiogawa-oyakata.