Where are They Now?
Ever wonder what happens to Sumo wrestlers after they’re done Sumo-ing? Me neither, but Reed Young tells us anyway.
Apparently, Sumo Wrestling is merely a stepping stone to the world of show-biz. Who knew?
Konishiki Yasokichi is a 45-year-old one of Japan’s most recognizable celebrities. Now that he’s retired from the sport that made him so popular, he’s become a hip-hop artist and host of his own children’s television show.
Sanyutei Utamusashi is a 41-year-old retired sumo wrestler who practices the art of Rakugo, a form of entertainment that involves complicated yet comedic storytelling.
Yasuyuki Hirose is a 32-year-old retired sumo wrestler who’s become famous in Japan for his part in a comedy trio that performs on TV.