Sumo wrestler Tochinoshin has been promoted to Ozeki, the sport's second highest rank. He is the third wrestler from Europe and the first from Georgia to reach the rank.
The Japan Sumo Association officially decided on the promotion on Wednesday. The decision was conveyed to Tochinoshin and his stable master, Kasugano, in a ceremony.
“Yokozunas always get closeups on TV, so we can’t mess up his hair. I feel nervous every day,” says Tokohachi, Hakuho's hairdresser.
Hairdressers such as Tokohachi, called "tokoyama," are a vital part of the sumo world.