Home > HOKKAIDO 北海道 > Matsumae 松前町 > Yokozuna Chiyonoyama & Chiyonofuji Memorial Hall 横綱千代の山・千代の富士記念館

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Road signs in Fukushima, Matsumae point the way to Yokozuna Chiyonoyama and Chiyonofuji Memorial Hall.
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Road signs in Fukushima, Matsumae indicate you're in a Yokozuna town.
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Approaching Yokozuna Chiyonoyama and Chiyonofuji Memorial Hall.From JR Kikkonai Station, take a bus to Matsumae and get off at Fukushima bus stop. Takes alomst an hour. Open 9 am–5 pm. Admission ¥500. Cloeed Dec. 1 to March 15. https://be-happy-fukushima.com/attractions/yokozuna-kinenkan/
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Side view of Yokozuna Chiyonoyama and Chiyonofuji Memorial Hall.
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In front of the museum is a statue of Chiyonofuji (left) and his stablemaster/recruiter Chiyonoyama.
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In front of Yokozuna Chiyonoyama and Chiyonofuji Memorial Hall, statues of Chiyonofuji and Chiyonoyama.
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Chiyonofuji was one of the greatest grand champion (yokozuna) sumo wrestlers of all time. And one of the most popular of all time. For a sumo wrestler, his physique was relatively small and lightweight, but he compensated for it with his muscular strength, agility, and expert technique.
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Statue of Chiyonoyama.
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Museum floor plan. Two floors.
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Bust of Chiyonofuji.
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Biography of the two yokozuna.
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About Chiyonofuji. His sister used to be the museum director.
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Chiyonofuji's trophy room, filled with trophies, awards, and mawashi ceremonial aprons.
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Various awards.
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Small statue of Chiyonofuji performing the dohyo-iri ring-entering ceremony.
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Chiyonofuji's yokozuna rope belt.
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Chiyonofuji's topknot is also displayed. His topknot was cut off on his retirement day in Feb. 1992 by his then Kokonoe stablemaster and former Yokozuna Kitanofuji.Chiyonofuji's topknot is also displayed.
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Chiyonofuji's topknot was cut off on his retirement day in Feb. 1992 by his then Kokonoe stablemaster and former Yokozuna Kitanofuji.
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Scissors used to cut Chiyonofuji's hair on his retirement day.
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Chiyonofuji's motto: Shin-gi-tai or Mind, Technique, and Body. 心技体
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About Chiyonofuji.
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Outstanding Father Award for Chiyonofuji.
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Chiyonofuji's golf clubs.
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About Chiyonoyama.
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Chiyonoyama opened the Kokonoe Stable and recruited Chiyonofuji.
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Chiyonoyama's trophy room.
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Chiyonoyama's trophy room.
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Chiyonoyama's trophy room.
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The museum also has a replica of Chiyonofuji's Kokonoe sumo stable ring.
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After retiring, Chiyonofuji took over Kokonoe sumo stable from former Yokozuna Kitanofuji.
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The video screen showed noted sumo matches such as between Chiyonofuji and Kitanoumi.Kitanoumi also has an impressive sumo museum near Lake Toya in Hokkaido: https://photoguide.jp/pix/thumbnails.php?album=664
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Photo of actor Sylvester Stallone visiting Kokonoe Stable and Chiyonofuji practicing.
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Photo of Olympic gold medalist wrestler Yoshida Saori and Chiyonofuji.
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Chiyonofuji's motto: Shin-gi-tai or Mind, Technique, and Body. 心技体
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Chiyonofuji's Kanreki (age 60) yokozuna rope belt in red.
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Photo portrait of Chiyonofuji for his tournament victory. Sadly, Chiyonofuji died of cancer in 2016 at age 61. Major loss of a beloved, sumo legend.
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Yokozuna-no-Sato Fukushima Roadside station for local gifts and produce next to the sumo museum..
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Also nearby is the Seikan Tunnel Museum. Possible to buy a combo discount ticket to see both the sumo and tunnel museums.
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Small fishing port in Matsumae.
     
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