Sumo Yokozuna Terunofuji Holds Wedding Reception in Tokyo 2 Years After Ceremony

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Yokozuna Terunofuji, left, and his wife hold their wedding reception at a hotel in Tokyo on Sunday.

Yokozuna Terunofuji, 31, held his wedding reception at a Tokyo hotel on Sunday. Around 800 guests were in attendance.

Terunofuji married his 29-year-old wife in February 2018 and had the wedding ceremony in February 2021. Their son was born in autumn of last year.

“I had been unable to hold a wedding reception because of the COVID-19 pandemic. I feel really glad I could celebrate this day,” Terunofuji said with a smile.

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Terunofuji, left, and his wife enter the hall of their wedding reception with their son.

Terunofuji won this year’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament in May, his first time winning a championship in a year after taking some time away.

“It is my greatest source of emotional support,” Terunofuji said about his wife’s support. “I have to keeping working hard.”