Konishiki Yasokichi

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Konishiki Yasokichi Gender: M
Saleva'a Fuauli Atisano'e
born on 31 December 1963 at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Honolulu, Hawaii, 21n18, 157w52
Timezone AHST h10w (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 10°00' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 06°19 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 28°34'

Konishiki Yasokichi


American-born Japanese–Samoan former sumo wrestler.

He was the first non-Japanese-born wrestler to reach ōzeki, the second highest rank in the sport. During his career he won the top division championship on three occasions and came close to becoming the first foreign-born grand champion, or yokozuna, prompting a debate as to whether a foreigner could have the necessary cultural understanding to be acceptable in sumo's ultimate rank. At a peak weight of 287 kg (633 lb) he was also the heaviest rikishi ever in sumo, earning him the nickname "The Dump Truck."

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites Frederic Koehler Sutter's book, "The Samoans: A Global Family" (University of Hawaii Press, 1989), p. 173, which quotes Yasokichi: "I was born on December 31st, 1963 at 11:45 pm in Honolulu, Hawaii but my parents are from Tutuila, Samoa."


  • Vocation : Sports : Wrestling (sumo)