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Money figures in the Sumo Kyokai
(figures are thousand Yen)
Oyakata salaries (according to positions in the Sumo
1998: Riji: 1364, Kanji: 1196, I-in: 971,
Shunin: 824, Toshiyori: 761
The last category are Oyakata, who are attached to one
Heya and work there, without other posts in the Kyokai
hierarchy. Normally this is the status immediately after
retiring from active Sumo.
Daily and travel allowances for non Tokyo Basho are
paid for 35 days, according to rank.
The Oyakata gets a Basho Bonus according to the rank
of the Rikishi, he has educated:
To support them, for every Rikishi Makushita and below, the Oyakata gets 60 a month.
For the 3 Tokyo Basho, the Oyakata gets 100 a month
per Rikishi, for the 3 regional Basho 85.
Other payments from the Sumo Kyokai each Basho for
each Sekitori and lower rank Rikishi are decided by the
Riji-kai and are not published.
(figures are million Yen)
Income rises 1995 are due to higher ticket prices and the reform of the Jungyo tournaments in the provinces. Higher expenses originate from the seventy-years-of-Sumo-Kyokai festivities, a higher budget for the Jungyo and higher Rikishi salaries.
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