Takanohana Kenshi, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Takanohana Kenshi

Sumo wrestler

Date of Birth: 19-Feb-1950

Place of Birth: Aomori Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 30-May-2005

Profession: rikishi

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Takanohana Kenshi

  • Takanohana Kenshi ????? (born Hanada Mitsuru; February 19, 1950 – May 30, 2005) was a sumo wrestler from Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture, Japan.
  • His highest rank was ozeki, which he held for fifty tournaments.
  • As an active rikishi he was extremely popular and was nicknamed the "Prince of Sumo" due to his good looks and relatively slim build.
  • He was the father of Wakanohana Masaru and Takanohana Koji, and as head of the Futagoyama stable coached both of them to the yokozuna rank.

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