Posted 04 March 2012 - 23:12
Now, this could all be a smokescreen that the Oyakata and Kyokutenhou are creating so that Kyokutenhou can retire without unnecessary pressure, or it could be what will actually happen.
We shall see.
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Posted 04 March 2012 - 23:31
Posted 05 March 2012 - 00:59
Unless Oshima ends up merging with Kasugayama-beya, of course, as somebody on 2ch helpfully points out. Another obvious fact mentioned over there - if Oshima has trouble finding suitors for a stable with three active sekitori, he'd be doing it wrong. And from my own brain - given that Kyokutenho is eligible to establish a new heya (thanks to >60 makuuchi tournaments) after a one-year waiting period, it could well be possible to re-establish Oshima-beya shortly after his eventual retirement, and almost certainly taking along all current Oshima rikishi again. That's probably the main issue that could give possible merger partners second thoughts, but I can't imagine it's a deal-breaker.
Too bad Kasugafuji already won the Hamanishiki sweepstakes.
Unsurprisingly the 2ch discussion has brought up just about every stable in the Tatsunami group already, and among those I'll have to say that - other than Kasugayama - I think I like Asahiyama-beya best, given that its shisho is also retiring in three years, and so this could solve both the issue of Kyokutenho buying some time and the need to find a successor for that once-prestigious stable. And at 10 and 7 rikishi they're both of a size that they could use a merger anyway.
All that being said, as Kinta says this could all just be a smokescreen and Tenho will be intai by senshuraku.
Edited by Asashosakari, 05 March 2012 - 01:02.
Posted 06 March 2012 - 15:52
Posted 23 March 2012 - 22:15
Posted 16 April 2012 - 00:07
Also present was Oshima's first Mongolian sekitori Kyokushuzan, who said: "Oshima-oyakata was like my father in Japan. If he hadn't been the shisho, I doubt I would have made it in sumo, and then I wouldn't be doing what I do now." (he's a member of the Mongolian parliament)
The oyakata established Oshima-beya in 1980 and raised the 63rd Yokozuna Asahifuji, now Isegahama-oyakata and also a guest at the party. Oshima-beya also brought in the first wave of Mongolian rikishi in 1992 - one of those, Kyokutenho, is still active now. H
Oshima-oyakata gives his retirement speech:
Edited by Yubinhaad, 17 April 2012 - 18:25.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 02:15
Posted 18 April 2012 - 10:39
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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:28
Beats me. In any case, this wasn't the usual "all-hands" type of commemorative photo, but one for the hometown crowd (all the folks in the background) that visited Oshima-oyakata that day. That's also why Kyokutaisei is in there as the only toriteki, as he hails from Asahikawa-shi on Hokkaido, right next door to his shisho's home place.
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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:24
Posted 22 May 2012 - 19:55
I guess that Kyokutenho had it right all along, didn't he? Amazing turn up for the books. I wonder what Oshima oyakata thinks of this?
That if Kyokutenho had done this just one tournament earlier Oshima would have had its first yusho since Asahifuji in 1991?
Posted 22 May 2012 - 20:12
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