2019-09-16 17:57:16 UTC
September 16th 2019.
Of the Fukuzono family,he reached sekiwake rank as Sakahoko before
succeeding his father,who had reached sekiwake rank as Tsurugamine,
as Izutsu oyakata.His younger brother reached sekiwake rank as Terao
and for years held the record for most losses in makuuchi division history.
His elder brother wrestled as Kakureizan,as their father once had,
and never got above juryo,going into the chankonabe-restaurateur
fallback career so many sumotori have had.
Izutsu stable now has no coaches and only two wrestlers...one of them
being the recently-dropped-out-of-the-current-tournament yokozuna
Kakuryu.When the now-deceased oyakata inherited it had about 20
wrestlers...it goes back to the 19th century but may now fold...
not sure if ex-Terao,who now has his own stable,could merge and
carry on the name,or other arrangements have been made.
The World Trade Center towers MUST rise again,
at least as tall as before...or terror has triumphed.