@Mongolian sumo wrestler, Asashoryu's victory aroused enthusiasm of many sumo fans during the sumo tournaments this past winter season. Asasekiryu, Asashoryu's apprentice from the same Takasago beya (team) came to our restaurant on January 25th the day before last game.
@There are a few non-Japanese wrestlers around this season. Asasekiryu is another non-Japanese wrestler who came from behind to win the"Juryo" championship (there are three levels in sumo; the highest being "Makuuchi", then "Jyuryo" and "Makushita"). His career as a sumo wrestler has a bright future. He is also from Mongolia just like Asashoryu. He graduated from Meitoku-Gijyuku high school in Kouchi and belongs to Takasago beya (team). (Meitoku-Gijyuku high school is one of the most prestigious schools for sport.) He sat next to Asasyoryu in the car during the victory parade. He is only 21 years old and was full of energy when we met.
@Recently there have been some tremendously aggressive non-Japanese sumo wrestlers. We saw on TV that Asasekiryu has a lot of sumo techniques just like Mainoumi. (Mainoumi was known as the "Department Store of Techniques"). We expect him to be good so we will be supporting and cheering for him. Good luck Asasekiryu!!