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Open Box Co., Ltd. Former ozeki Tochinoshin makes a new start as a sumo wrestler talent

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Former ozeki Tochinoshin makes a new start as a sumo wrestler talent Signed a management contract with SUMO Agency, an entertainment agency specializing in sumo wrestling.
Former ozeki Tochinoshin, who retired after the summer of 2023, has signed a management contract with sumo-specialized entertainment agency “SUMO Agency” and will start a new career as a sumo wrestler talent. I did. On April 1, 2024 (Monday), I will appear on TV Tokyo’s “Why are you going to Japan?” He works at the same agency as Kensho Sawada, who plays the role of Enya in the Netflix original
“Sanctuary”, and shares the various charms of Japan, including wine from his home country of Georgia. In addition to spreading the word, we will also convey the charm of SUMO, which is one of Japan’s representative cultures as a sumo wrestler talent, in various ways.
[Image 1:×966.jpg] Tochinoshin shakes hands with Yoshinori Tashiro, representative of Open Box Co., Ltd., which operates SUMO Agency.
About Tochinoshin
Tochinoshin (born October 13, 1987) is a former sumo wrestler from Georgia who belongs to Kasugano stable. His real name is Levan Gorgadze. With his powerful four-way sumo wrestling that takes advantage of his blessed physique, he became the first Georgian sumo wrestler to win the makuuchi championship at the inaugural tournament in 2018, and was promoted to ozeki after the summer tournament of the same year. He reigned for 17 years from his first dohyo at the spring venue in 2006 until the summer venue in 2023. A retirement sumo tournament was held at the Ryogoku Kokugikan on February 4, 2024, and about 300 people, including fellow Georgian former Komusubi Kuromi, Yokozuna Terunofuji, and his father Zaza Golgadze, put in their scissors.
After retiring from the summer job last year, he became a businessman involved in importing wine from his home country of Georgia. He has already started activities in Japan, such as being appointed as an “honorary sommelier” by the Japan Sommelier Association, but he will continue to expand his activities as a sumo wrestler talent while living in Japan.
About SUMO Agency
[Image 2:×1477.jpg] From left: Yoshinori Tashiro, representative of Open Box Co., Ltd., Kazutaka Sugimoto, director Tochinoshin, Kensumi Sawada
“SUMO Agency” is an entertainment agency that specializes in sumo and is staffed only by experienced sumo wrestlers. Representative director Yoshinori Tashiro will utilize the experience he has cultivated through TV, movies, commercials, YouTube, and event appearances to chase new dreams together with fellow former sumo wrestlers who have been active individually. We started this office with the desire to establish work as a second career option for sumo wrestlers after retirement.
In addition to Tochinoshin, who has recently joined the group, the affiliated talent will appear in the Netflix original “Sanctuary” as Enya, and will be used as the main visual for “THE SUMO HALL HIRAKUZA OSAKA” in Osaka. In addition to Kensumi Sawada, there are 10 former sumo wrestlers who are active in dramas, variety shows, and event appearances, including representative director Tashiro, who has appeared in the movie “John Wick: Consequences” and various commercials. I am. Company Profile
Company name: Open Box Co., Ltd.
Head office location: 5-32-12 Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative Director: Yoshinori Tashiro
Business details: Management of entertainment agency “SUMO Agency”, transportation industry, planning and sales of cosmetics, etc. Established: May 13, 2022

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