The great sumo wrester of the Genroku era was born in Hougi, Ketaka-cho. They say that the Domain Load Ikeda Mitsunaka named him Ryogoku since no one in Inaba and Houki was a match for him. He was very well built, weighting 150kg and standing 1.9 mm in height. An anecdote says that he lifted up two anchors weighing 187kg. The name of "Ryogoku" is inherited in the sumo world even now.
About 30 minutes by car from Tottori Station. About 5 minutes walk from Hougi Station.
○Hougi, Ketaka-cho, Tottori City,
689-0216 , Japan
Ketaka-cho Tourist Center
TEL +81 (857)-82-0829(Available only in Japanese)