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What's this? Photo essay on Yokozuna Akebono's
retirement ceremony held on Sept. 29, 2001.
Last modified: July 10, 2002
Story and photos by Philbert Ono
|Akebono now enters the arena to perform his final dohyo-iri (ring-entering ceremony). He is flanked by Musoyama the dew sweeper and fellow Yokozuna Musashimaru as the sword bearer behind him. And he also carried his infant son Cody, also dressed as a yokozuna.|
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