The votive sumo match at Yasukuni Shrine, which has become an annual tradition in the spring tour of sumo, was held for the first time in four years, and Yokozuna Terunofuji, who has been absent for four consecutive places, showed off his entry into the arena and opened the venue.
The votive sumo wrestling at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, was an annual event on the spring tour, but due to the influence of the new coronavirus, the event was postponed, so this was the first time in four years.
On the 4th, Yokozuna Terunofuji, who has been absent for four consecutive places, also showed up and visited the main shrine with makuuchi wrestlers such as Japan Sumo Association President Yakaku and Sekiwaki Kirimayama, who won the Haruchi Championship.
And when Terunofuji made his induction, there was loud applause and cheers from the audience.
Furthermore, in the effort that took place after this, he faced Kirimayama at the top of the closing match, and showed a burst of attack from the start and defeated him to win.
Terunofuji has been absent due to injuries to both knees, but he said that his condition is "gradually improving" and reiterated his desire to participate in the summer tournament, saying, "Of course I plan to play."
In addition, Asanoyama, who has won a big victory in the spring place with ten Ozeki veterans and is sure to return to makuuchi, was also popular, and received a particularly loud cheer at the first time of the day.