Sumo Kaboom

Leslie and Laurie Collins, Texan sisters, comedians, and diehard sumo fans, talk about all things sumo.

Episode 68: One Does Not Simply Become a Yokozuna

From the earliest mention of yokozuna, what did it take to become one? The right look? A recommendation from the right person or from a council? What's the YDC? And how did the last 5 guys become yokozuna?

Time Codes:
3:00 News and thanks
5:00 History - Terunofuji
8:00 Yokozuna Promotion
10:00 Shogun and families
12:00 PR, the yokozuna look
20:0 YDC- the Yokozuna Deliberation Council
21:00 Who would be on our YDC
23:30 Questions about the YDC
30:00 the last 5 yokozuna and how they rose to yokozuna

Music:
"Advanced Japanese Folk" by Audiotoolz _
https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Audiotoolz/Progressive_Folk/02
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_ Intro/Outtro music by MARiAN - Tokyo Trap. _

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