higashi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Japanese (higashi, east), from the way the eastern or right side of the sumo ranking list is considered more prestigious, by analogy with the rising sun as opposed to the setting sun.

Noun[edit]

higashi

  1. (sumo) the right-hand (more prestigious) side of the banzuke (番付, “ranking list”)
  2. (sumo) a rikishi (力士, “sumo wrestler”) listed on the right side of the banzuke
  3. (sumo) the eastern side of the ring

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

higashi

  1. rōmaji reading of ひがし