Taihō Sumo Museum

Museum in Kawayu Onsen

This museum is full of photos, both official and candid, of legendary hometown hero, the sumo wrestler Taihō (大鵬; 1940–2013). He was born on Karafuto (Sakhalin) to a Ukrainian father and Japanese mother, brought up in Kawayu Onsen, and went on to become one of the greatest yokozuna (grand champions) of all time. There's a lot that's visual, no explanation needed, but unfortunately, English is nearly non-existent.

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