|This article needs additional citations for verification. (June 2007) (Learn how and when to remove this template message)|
In sumo wrestling, a kanreki dohyō-iri (Japanese: 還暦土俵入り) is a ring-entering ceremony (dohyō-iri) performed by a former yokozuna in celebration of his 60th birthday (called kanreki in Japanese). If he is a toshiyori (a sumo elder), the ceremony is usually held at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan, the main sumo hall in Tokyo. Otherwise, if retired, at another location. A red tsuna is worn, instead of the usual white tsuna. Reaching your 60th birthday is an important occasion in Japan and is celebrated by wearing a red item. This is commonly known as an akatsuna (赤綱) but this term is unofficial. If the dew-sweeper or sword-bearer is a former yokozuna, he wears his own tsuna.
Kanreki performed at Kokugikan
Wrestlers are listed using their ring name, followed by their then toshiyori name in brackets.
|1952||Tochigiyama Moriya (Kasugano)||Akinoumi Setsuo (Fujishima)||Haguroyama Masaji (active)|
|1956||Tsunenohana Kan'ichi (Dewanoumi)||Chiyonoyama Masanobu (active)||Futabayama Sadaji (Tokitsukaze)|
|1985||Tochinishiki Kiyotaka (Kasugano)||Sadanoyama Shinmatsu (Dewanoumi)||Wakanohana Kanji I (Futagoyama)|
|1988||Wakanohana Kanji I (Futagoyama)||Takanosato Toshihide (Naruto)||Wakanohana Kanji II (Magaki)|
|2000||Taihō Kōki (special toshiyori)||Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (Kokonoe)||Kitanoumi Toshimitsu (special toshiyori)|
|2013||Kitanoumi Toshimitsu (special toshiyori)||Takanohana Kōji (special toshiyori)||Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (Kokonoe)|
|2015||Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (Kokonoe)||Harumafuji Kōhei (active)||Hakuhō Shō (active)|
Kagamisato Kiyoji (Tatsutagawa), Tochinoumi Teruyoshi (Kasugono), Sadanoyama Shinmatsu (Sakaigawa) and Kotozakura Masakatsu (Sadogatake) wore red tsuna but did not perform dohyō-iri. Asashio Tarō (Takasago) had a red tsuna made, but died aged 58 without performing the ceremony.
Kanreki performed at other locations
|1937||Tachiyama Mineemon||Tachienoumi Namiemon (Kise)||Tachihikari Den'emon (Naruto)||Ueno Seiyōken|
|2002||Kitanofuji Katsuaki||Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi (Hakkaku)||Chiyonofuji Mitsugu (Kokonoe)||Hotel East 21|
|2007||Mienoumi Tsuyoshi (Musashigawa)||Miyabiyama Tetsushi (active)||Dejima Takeharu (active)||Hotel Grand Pacific Meridian|
Minanogawa Tōzō, Akinoumi Setsuo and Wajima Hiroshi also reached the age of sixty years whilst retired, but did not perform a kanreki dohyō-iri. Mienoumi performed an early kanreki dohyō-iri seven months before his 60th birthday, on the 25th anniversary of the founding of Musashigawa stable.