130-0004, Tokyo, Sumida-ku, Honjo 3-5-4
Owner TAKASAGO Uragoro (Riji) (Riji, former Ozeki Asashio)
Other oyakata ASANOSHO Hajime (former Makuuchi Asanosho)
FURIWAKE Yuji (former Makuuchi Asaarashi)
OYAMA Susumu (former Makuuchi Daihi)
As of February 5, 2002, previous Wakamatsu-beya becomes the new Takasago-beya with merging with previous Takasago-beya. The new Takasago-beya becomes the largest sumo-beya with 31 rikishi, surpassing the previously largest Musashigawa-beya which has 30 rikishi.
Previous 11th Wakamatsu Oyakata or former Ozeki Asashio becomes the 7th Takasago Oyakata.
Originally, previous Takasago Oyakata was planning to pass the Takasago name to former Sekiwake Mitoizumi or Nishikido Oyakata. But a scandal related to the Nishikido Oyakata's previous fiance caused his resignation from being the Takasago Oyakata-to-be.
The merger means the end of Wakamatsu-beya which has been continuously active since 1929. I hope a sekitori from Wakamatsu-beya, such as Sekiwake Asashoryu, will revive the Wakamatsu-beya in the future.
of Masumi Abe in The Sumo Mailing List
Both oyakata during the celebration to announce the merger.
More photos, elements about Takasago-beya.