Commemorative Statue of the 46th Yokozuna, Asashio Taro (第46代横綱朝潮太郎記念像)

Amami Area History and Culture

Inokawa is home to a commemorative statue of Asashio Taro (1929–1988), a Tokunoshima-born sumo wrestler who was named yokozuna, the highest rank in sumo. He was well known for his tremendous pushing techniques. After retirement, he inherited Takasago Sumo Stable where he trained many sumo wrestlers.

Today, Tokunoshima is renowned for developing successful sumo wrestlers.

Basic Information

Address 鹿児島県大島郡徳之島町井之川
Telephone Number 0997-83-4111(徳之島町地域営業課)
Directions About a 35-minute drive from Tokunoshima Airport and a 10-minute drive from Kametoku NewAbout
Website Visit Japanese Website
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