2020 March Picture Banzuke  -  Hakuho's 44th Championship

2020 March Picture Banzuke - Hakuho's 44th Championship

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Imported from Japan and the Tokyo Ryogoku Kokugikan (Tokyo Sumo Arena).

This is a Picture Banzuke representing the wrestler's rankings for the March 2020 Grand Sumo Tournament (basho) held in Osaka.  Unlike other character based Banzuke, this one has very colorful images of the top division wrestlers wearing their Kesho-mawashi making for a very striking wall display. In addition to the wrestlers it includes some of the Referees (gyoji) and Announcers (yobidashi).

The Yokozuna listed on this Banzuke are Hakuho and Kakuryu. 

Ozeki is Takakeisho. 

Sekiwake are Asanoyama and Shodai.

Komusubi are Hokutofuji and Endo.

Two very unusual aspects surrounding this tournament.  First, since there is only one actual Ozeki, Kakuryu has been given the rank of Yokozuna/Ozeki as is the tradition to have two Ozeki.  Second, due to virus concerns, no fans are allowed to attend which has not happened before.  Also, this is Kotonowaka's first tournament in the makuuchi division.  You can find a list of all the wrestlers here.

This Picture Banzuke has been folded and comes in a flat envelope.    

Picture Banzuke dimensions: 17 1/4" h  x  22 1/2" w