I'm going to keep today simple. A fellow sumo enthusiast sent me this card of hers that she had with a bunch of other items...she knew it would go to a good home. Boy was she right! Although this BC561: 1956 Marusan Jyunishi Nagai 3-4-6 set is pretty common and menko pop up all the time, surprisingly I did not have this particular menko of then Maegashira Tamanoumi. It is not in perfect shape and well-loved but that is exactly how I like them!
Tamanoumi competed in 4 different decades and was a staple on the banzuke throughout his career. To top it off, he won the November 1957 championship when he was ranked only at Maegashira 14 with a perfect 15-0 record; a record that even some yokozuna aren't able to accomplish.
Stay safe out there and thanks for dropping by for a quick sumo menko tidbit!