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Money figures in the Sumo Kyokai
(figures are thousand Yen)
Kensho are sponsor prizes for Makunouchi bouts only.
55 000 Yen the winner of the bout gets for each
The top 10 Kensho winners of the Osaka Basho 1999.
The most Kensho are usually for the last days.
Musashimaru, the tournament winner, had 13 wins to
collect his Kensho.
For comparison, the top from the Aki Basho 1998:
Takanohana won the title there.
Prize Money has doubled in 1994 (figures are thousand Yen)
Makunouchi Yusho (Yuushoo): 10000
Sansho: 2000 each for every Rikishi getting one (winning all three: 6000)
The data for the other divisions Yusho:
sources of income.
The biggest are the Tanimachi and the Kooenkai, the sponsor groups. They exist for an individual Rikishi, often from his birthplace, and for one Heya, i. e. the Oyakata.
Others are Jungyo tournaments in the provinces, the 2
day tournaments, goods like hand prints and signs.
Income from commercial ads etc. was allowed again in 1995, on the condition that the company has to be a sponsor for the Jungyo tour.
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