The character ノ in sumo names?

This might be a stupid question, so sorry in advance. In some sumo names like Tochinoshin 栃ノ心, the の seems to be written in katakana? Why is that? IIRC 乃 is used as like an archaic/historical writing of の in names like Asanoyama 朝乃山, but the katakana confused me.

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Using hiragana for okurigana and whatnot is a relatively recent development. Katakana used to be used for that.

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TIL! :face_with_hand_over_mouth: Thanks.

There is an interesting but too-short thread already:

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