The recently deceased yokozuna Wakanohana left a mixed legacy

Owning a “share” name associated with the Japan Sumo Association is a normal requirement for any wrestler hoping to remain in the sport’s governing body after retirement.

Known as toshiyori myoseki or toshiyori kabu– usually translated into English as “share of the name of the older generation” – currently 105 names are in use, with two names remaining vacant.

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