From Japan, a sumo chop and lessons in time

Prusher, Ilene R.
September 2001
Christian Science Monitor;9/5/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 197, p7
Discusses the retirement of sumo wrestling grand champion Taro Akebono. Topic of the cutting of a wrestler's topknot in a ceremony which shows the symbolic end of his career; Reputation of wrestler Mitoizumi, and description of his topknot cutting ceremony, or 'danpatsu-shiki'; Topic of the value of patience in Japan.


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