What this kanji "琴(koto)" as in "琴欧洲(Koto-Ou-Shu)" means.
Meaning:Long Japanese Harp
How to Read:Koto
"琴" stands for one of Japanese traditional musical instrument, and so this kanji reminds us of something very Japanese and graceful. There was a strong rikishi whose shikona was "琴錦" (Koto-Nishiki). He was allowed to found his own sumo school (stable) in 1955. Since then, he named his pupils after his own shikona using this kanji. Later his pupils also named their own pupils after him using this kanji. Thus this kanji has been handed down from generation to generation.
What this kanji "青(Blue)" as in "朝青龍(Asashouryu)" means.
What this kanji "青(Blue)" as in "朝青龍" means.
Meaning : Blue
How to Read : Ao・Shou
Blue is the color of the drape in the northeast hanging
down from the ceiling over dohyo. The blue is the symbol
of the Blue Dragon dedicated as a divine animal. The Blue
Dragon protects the east and the spring.
A representative rikishi using this kanji as part of
shikona(ring name) is "朝青龍(Asa-Shou-Ryu) who is
originally from Mongolia and now Yokozuna, the highly
ranked sumo wrestler.