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  1. 12 points
    I need a lie down. Among the many changes on this banzuke, five rikishi from Hakkaku-beya receive their first proper shikona, which the heya teased with this picture a few days ago. I won't list them all here, save to point out that the third kanji of Ito's shikona is another reading of the first kanji of his family name. Takiguchi is now Masuminato, receiving the rare honour of using the first kanji of his shisho's shikona (ex-Masurao) - the last time that happened was for Masuraumi's Juryo promotion nine years ago. Wakanakatani is the recipient of the first shikona (rather than Wakafamilyname) in Nishiiwa-beya - he is now Yamenosato, honouring his home district of Yame, Fukuoka. Shikihide-beya's Imai is now Goshinryu, the middle kanji there is taken from his hometown of Hadano, Kanagawa. Finally, Asakayama-beya's Kaishun is now Kaibusho - again, the middle kanji is taken from his hometown Maizuru, Kyoto. Wakasenryu goes the opposite way to the previous three - his middle kanji was from his hometown Tomakomai, but now he changes to Wakakinsho. And you can thank Nikkan for catching the change to his given name - new kanji, but keeping the reading as Hiroya. Two rikishi change a kanji in their shikona but keep the same reading, Okunisato changing to the slightly more common 'kuni' kanji, while Kotonoshu simply changes the 'no' in his name. Two other rikishi from Sadogatake-beya make some actual changes - Kotoinagaki becomes Kotoyusho, while Kotouruga is now the rather unwieldy-sounding Kotokogyoku. Both make changes to their given names too. Still with pairs, two more rikishi have abandoned their first shikona and reverted back to their real names, both family and given. An indifferent four basho has left Tetsujin on the brink of demotion to Jonokuchi, so he has returned to Nagaya Kaito. Elsewhere, Hayatonishiki got the first kachi-koshi of his career in January but he has returned to Hironaka Ryu for his Jonidan debut. And another pair, this time rikishi who take their given name as their shikona (or part of it). Yamashita Ikki therefore becomes Wakaikki Noboru, while Isa Hodaka is now Hodaka Tsunemasa. Shikihide-beya's Ezuka gets an interesting single-kanji shikona, Sawayaka. After going down the Google rabbit hole, there's a restaurant called Sawayaka in his home prefecture of Shizuoka. Whether there's some family connection, I don't know, it could be nothing to do with it. Anyway, here's the full list: Mk14w Ikegawa > Hokutoyo (北勝陽) Mk53w Kotoinagaki Yoshiyuki > Kotoyusho Yoshihiro (琴裕将 由拡) Sd2e Satoyama > Hokutotsubasa (北勝翼) Sd38w Takiguchi > Masuminato (益湊) Sd43e Takei Kentaro > Toshoyama Keitaro (東照山 恵太朗) Sd49w Kotonoshu (琴の秀 > 琴乃秀) Sd55w Minatoryu > Oka (鷹翔) Sd85e Wakanakatani > Yamenosato (八女の里) Sd98e Wakasenryu Hiroya > Wakakinsho Hiroya (若錦翔 広也) Sd100e Miyazakiyama > Hokutoryu (北勝龍) Jd29w Okunisato (大国里 > 大國里) Jd31w Ito > Hokutoyoshi (北勝伊) Jd32w Ezuka > Sawayaka (爽) Jd36w Kotouruga Hibiki > Kotokogyoku Hirotake (琴孝玉 裕丈) Jd44w Imai > Goshinryu (剛秦龍) Jd47w Shido > Higonoso (肥後乃双) Jd72e Kaishun > Kaibusho (魁舞翔) Jd75w Hayatonishiki Yuki > Hironaka Ryu (廣中 龍) Jd93e Jingu > Hokutoizumi (北勝泉) Jd105e Tetsujin Isao > Nagaya Kaito (永谷 海登) Jk3e Yamashita Ikki > Wakaikki Noboru (若一輝 昇) Jk7e Kinugawa > Takeazuma (武東) Jk12e Tanaka Akito > Aki Yoshinobu (阿稀 慶喜) Jk18w Isa Hodaka > Hodaka Tsunemasa (穂嵩 常征) One other note, Takadagawa-oyakata (former Sekiwake Akinoshima) changed his family name from Yamanaka to Miyamoto. The latest page archive I can find at the Internet Archive is from August 2018 when he was still Yamanaka, so it was later than that but I don't know exactly when the change was made. If anyone can be more specific please do so.
  2. 11 points
    http://www.sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoBanzuke/index/ Makuuchi Hakuho Y Kakuryu Takayasu O Goeido Tochinoshin O --- Takakeisho S Tamawashi Mitakeumi K Hokutofuji Kaisei M1 Endo Daieisho M2 Myogiryu Nishikigi M3 Shodai Tochiozan M4 Ichinojo Chiyotairyu M5 Onosho Okinoumi M6 Abi Aoiyama M7 Takarafuji Asanoyama M8 Kotoshogiku Sadanoumi M9 Ikioi Shohozan M10 Yago Ryuden M11 Meisei Chiyonokuni M12 Yoshikaze Tomokaze M13 Kagayaki Terutsuyoshi M14 Toyonoshima Ishiura M15 Kotoeko Daishoho M16 Yutakayama Chiyoshoma M17 --- Only five promotions from juryo.
  3. 10 points
    Araiso-oyakata from the Haru-basho on will start as sports commentator for the Sponichi paper, joining Tamanoi-oyakata (whose corner is not on the net). At a visit to the Sponichi headquarters today, ex-Kise declared that he plans to adopt American football NFL training methods to rear his (future) deshi. His plans for after the danpatsu-shiki end of September: "The NFL uses the latest training methods. I'd like to go to learn." "Sumo builds the body with keiko, but the built of the Japanese has become like the people from overseas, so we should be able to use these methods in sumo as well." He's feeling good: "My condition is terrific. With the stress having disappeared, my body feels light." o o
  4. 10 points
    He only had this tournament and next, then he’d be banzuke-gai and have to start over in maezumo. I’d have waited one more if I were him and do the “go 0-1-6” thing people sometimes do just to stay on the banzuke. Think about how surreal it would be if he drew Hattorizakura for that one bout. Ex-ozeki vs. the least dominant man in professional sports. Might be the bout of the century so far. Can you imagine the mono-ii when they both stand up and walk backward out of the ring at the same time?
  5. 9 points
    NSK data: SHIKONA KANJI NAME HEYA HEIGHT WEIGHT DOB BIRTHPLACE Akiyama 秋山 Akiyama Masaki Hakkaku 177 185 22 - September- 2000 Hokkaido Ando 安藤 Ando Tatsuhiro Shikihide 172 110 26 - September- 2003 Fukuoka Denuma 出沼 Denuma Taiki Futagoyama 176 148 07 - February - 2001 Kanagawa Egashira 江頭 Egashira Yakumo Sadogatake 173 100 23 - July - 2003 Fukuoka Fukui 福井 Fukui Kaito Hakkaku 176 125 13 - January - 2004 Hokkaido Hamasaki 濱崎 Hamasaki Hiromu Otake 177 145 30 - September- 2000 Fukuoka Hashimoto 橋本 Hashimoto Wataru Tamanoi 180 115 15 - January - 2004 Miyagi Hirai 平井 Hirai Takumi Minato 180 132 21 - October - 2003 Aichi Iizuka 飯塚 Iizuka Ryo Tagonoura 173 125 04 - January - 2001 Ibaraki Ikegame 池亀 Ikegame Ryusei Asahiyama 174 130 28 - October - 2003 Gunma Inaba 稲葉 Inaba Akimichi Ounomatsu 173 110 18 - May - 2000 Aichi Ishida 石田 Ishida Hiroto Chiganoura 174 140 23 - October - 2003 Osaka Ito 伊藤 Ito Chikashi Shikoroyama 188 135 26 - March - 1999 Saitama Kajino 梶野 Kajino Itsuki Oitekaze 179 132 08 - November - 2003 Ehime Kawabuchi 川渕 Kawabuchi Kazuto Shikoroyama 177 110 21 - October - 2000 Ishikawa Kitajima 北島 Kitajima Kazuki Asahiyama 183 140 13 - September- 2000 Mie Kiyota 清田 Kiyota Junpei Dewanoumi 175 90 04 - August - 2003 Fukushima Maeda 前田 Maeda Yuto Tokitsukaze 180 145 08 - July - 2000 Toyama Maekawa 前川 Mekawa Shoji Takasago 176 125 21 - April - 2003 Aichi Maruyama 丸山 Maruyama Taito Tomozuna 172 98 09 - March - 2000 Gunma Matsuo 松尾 Matsuo Kiryu Futagoyama 178 125 22 - July - 1997 Ehime Nakata 中田 Nakata Norito Hakkaku 175 100 28 - November - 2003 Hokkaido Nangu 南宮 Nangu Misaki Shikoroyama 169 67 07 - February - 2004 Osaka Numano 沼野 Numano Genki Musashigawa 173 95 13 - February - 2004 Osaka Oba 大場 Oba Kenta Otake 174 135 25 - April - 2000 Niigata Otsuji 大辻 Otsuji Riki Takadagawa 179 130 06 - October - 2003 Hyogo Oyama 大山 Oyama Masaya Dewanoumi 165 90 21 - May - 2003 Fukushima Saito 齋藤 Saito Daisuke Hakkaku 189 145 12 - November - 2000 Yamagata Shioya 塩谷 Shioya Mahiro Kise 181 135 12 - April - 2001 Chiba Toma 當眞 Toma Tsuguto Miyagino 183 211 10 - May - 2000 Okinawa Tomie 冨栄 Tomie Hideki Tokitsukaze 178 120 25 - August - 1996 Miyagi Toriumi 鳥海 Toriumi Rui Nishiiwa 168 67 27 - September- 2001 Nagano Yabugasaki 藪ヶ崎 Yabugasaki Rento Yamahibiki 185 155 29 - July - 2000 Hyogo Yagi 八木 Yagi Yuma Yamahibiki 175 145 22 - August - 2003 Hyogo Yamamoto 山本 Yamamoto Koki Asahiyama 173 175 03 - April - 2003 Chiba Yamamoto 山本 Yamamoto Yukimori Shikihide 183 150 11 - November - 2000 Kanagawa Yanagida 柳田 Yanagida Komei Musashigawa 176 130 27 - May - 2000 Okayama Yatabe 矢田部 Yatabe Takanari Shibatayama 179 148 25 - May - 2000 Yamaguchi Yokoyama 横山 Yokoyama Arata Takadagawa 176 110 14 - June - 2003 Okayama Yoshii 吉井 Yoshii Ko Nakagawa 177 150 01 - August - 2003 Shizuoka
  6. 9 points
    Hello again, everyone! With ony a few days left until Haru Basho kicks off, I have some pretty good news. The iptv service I used for my stream in January has got much better, the annoying choppy, glitchy video is in the past. I will stream in 1080p 60fps but of course you can change the settings in the bottom right hand corner. I can't wait for Sunday morning (where I live), I hope to see you all ;)
  7. 9 points
    Takakeishou did some sumo today for the first time in a month, training with degeiko-ing Ichinojou and his three Juryo heyamates Takagenji, Takanoshou and Takanofuji-14 bouts. "It was good. I thought I was in far worse condition. Only I can know what this feels like," he said. He has no problem with the injured right ankle and was seen taking on the giant Ichinojou head-on. "BOOM! I think I'm in great condition! It's not good getting ready by gradually upping the pace. You have to go all out 100% as soon as you possibly can, " he said. He was 7-2 against Ichinojou and it was Ichinojou who asked to visit. "I can't plan my strategy against my opponents by their size. If I do, it becomes their sumo. What's important is what I do. The quality is more important than the win-loss thing, As for my Ozeki aspirations, making the fans happy or letting them down is solely my responsibility," summed Takakeishou.
  8. 9 points
    Unusually, even though no former sekitori mired in the lower divisions retired after Hatsu basho, we still have a shorter list than before. There are now 35 of them, down from 36 two months ago. Changes from Hatsu (last basho's results here): Up: Daiseido is finally back in the paid ranks after 7 tournaments, having needed 3 kachikoshi just to traverse the last three spots from Ms2e to juryo. He's joined by Takanofuji whose tsukebito-beating doghouse phase ended up lasting 5 basho. Down: Only veteran Jokoryu has found himself demoted this time, following three rather struggling comeback tournaments as sekitori. The rest of the juryo spaces were opened up by retired trio Kisenosato/Takanoiwa/Takekaze, so no additional active ex-sekitori have been created there. Out: As mentioned, no retirements in makushita and below. Appearance anniversaries: Amakaze is coming up on one year since his departure from juryo, and sadly he is currently closer to banzuke-gai than to renewed sekitoridom. Fujiazuma has been absent from the sekitori ranks for 2 years but now holds his highest position since getting demoted, following back-to-back 6-1 records in Kyushu and Hatsu. For often-injured Masunoyama it's already the 4-year mark since his last appearance in juryo, and Sagatsukasa has even reached 5 years. Birthdays: A pair of birthdays has been celebrated in February, namely Hatsu sandanme champion Asabenkei's 30th, and Kagamio's 31st. Two more rikishi will be a year older in March, both during the basho - Keitenkai will be 29 on shonichi, while Takaryu turns 27 on Day 9. "Out" shows how many basho it has been since each rikishi's last sekitori appearance. Rikishi with their shikona in darker cells have makuuchi experience. Career-highest ranks (HiRk) and number of basho spent in makuuchi (M#) and juryo (J#) are also included. To keep the focus on the results during the tournaments, these additional columns will only be presented here and in the Day 15 update. Rank Shikona Heya Age Out HiRk M# J# Ms2e Fujiazuma Tamanoi 31 12 M4 17 18 Ms3e Jokoryu Kise 30 1 K 15 13 Ms3w Seiro Shikoroyama 30 3 M14 3 29 Ms5e Churanoumi Kise 25 4 J14 1 Ms6w Tokushinho Kise 34 20 J6 27 Ms9e Kizenryu Kise 33 4 J11 9 Ms9w Dewahayate Dewanoumi 30 16 J9 6 Ms10e Sagatsukasa Irumagawa 37 30 M9 6 22 Ms11e Akua Tatsunami 28 3 J14 2 Ms11w Toyohibiki Sakaigawa 34 7 M2 52 14 Ms12w Sakigake Shibatayama 32 25 J10 5 Ms13w Asabenkei Takasago 30 5 J7 7 Ms18e Tochihiryu Kasugano 31 7 J7 9 Ms20e Gokushindo Nishikido 22 2 J13 1 Ms23w Asahisho Tomozuna 29 11 M11 4 30 Ms25w Kagamio Kagamiyama 31 17 M9 7 14 Ms26e Chiyootori Kokonoe 26 8 K 19 16 Ms29e Nionoumi Yamahibiki 32 34 M16 1 12 Ms30w Kitaharima Yamahibiki 32 9 M15 1 24 Ms34w Higonojo Kise 34 29 J9 4 Ms35w Chiyonoo Kokonoe 27 2 M15 2 31 Ms36w Ura Kise 26 7 M4 5 6 Ms40e Keitenkai Onomatsu 28 39 J11 1 Ms41w Takaryu Kise 26 22 J13 1 Ms50e Chiyoarashi Kokonoe 27 34 J10 4 Ms52w Tenkaiho Onoe 34 17 M8 7 22 Ms57e Masunoyama Chiganoura 28 24 M4 13 12 Sd3e Kaonishiki Azumazeki 40 45 J6 2 Sd7w Dairaido Takadagawa 38 75 J2 6 Sd17e Homarefuji Isegahama 33 4 M6 10 28 Sd34e Yamaguchi Miyagino 29 7 M16 1 18 Sd35w Yoshiazuma Tamanoi 41 27 M12 3 18 Sd50e Hitenryu Tatsunami 34 45 J13 2 Jd48w Terunofuji Isegahama 27 5 O 24 5 Jd50w Amakaze Oguruma 27 6 M13 1 18
  9. 8 points
    Takakeishou is on an official Ozeki run, and started training today, fundamentals. "I am doing the fundamentals diligently in order to bring myself to be able to exert power. My sumo sense is not bad," he said. He injured his right ankle on the last day of last basho, but he looks totally fit now and was seen carrying his tsukebito around, strengthening his lower body and looked comfortable during butsugari as well. Ichinojou will come to visit tomorrow, which will undoubtedly help Takakeishou to up his pace. The pressure will be quite heavy. "This is an important basho. I'm not the type that succumbs to pressure and the attention will not weaken me. On the contrary, bring it on! I'm happy and thankful for the interest.." he summed with big words.
  10. 8 points
    Kadoban Ozeki Tochinoshin is kadoban for the second time, never being kadoban before he became Ozeki, which is rare, and started training. "All I can do is gambarize, right? I feel I gots to do what I gots to do. I did not get to train much before I arrived in Osaka." he said. He lent his chest to Aoiyama today and was sweating well. "Will you be doing some sumo tomorrow?" asked his Oyakata. "Yes, I will!" he answered, showing his intention of upping the pace of his preparations.
  11. 8 points
    asa = morning - basically all main training in the heya is the morning training, asageiko = sumo training de- is going out - going for asageiko at another heya is degeiko rengo is a group of organizations, in sumo case an ichimon, rengo-g/keiko is always xx-ichimon rengo keiko: rengo geiko is asgeiko at a heya of an ichimon, with the other members coming for degeiko
  12. 8 points
    Asageiko - morning training Degeiko - Outside training (visiting another stable) Rengo Keiko - Multiple stable training session
  13. 7 points
    Day 1-English commentary by Murray Johnson and John Gunning- very entertaining.
  14. 7 points
    He won his first bout today against 18 year old Wakanoguchi by hatakikomi, his first win after 352 days. "I was nervous and my ring sense is so-so, as was the quality of my sumo, probably as usual..Although I have fought on the last bout of the day, the crowd encouragement made me happy since it's been awhile, anxiety notwithstanding. I decided to enter after arriving in Osaka and training with the lower rankers," he answered.
  15. 7 points
    CM debut (details), and also debut as sports commentator At least the debut article is on the net - he talks about how he made it to ozeki and gives advice to Takakeisho. o He also tells that he'll be TV commentator at the Haru basho (NHK broadcast)
  16. 7 points
    It's getting difficult to ensure enough new recruits, heya even use the internet for that. One big reason: it got difficult to attract middle school graduates. With declining birth rates, many parents do everything to have the kids go to university. 1992 had 223 new recruits - the most of the Heisei era - since 2006 the number is double digits. In 1992, 60% were middle school graduates, now it's down to 20%. Conversely, the rate of university graduates and foreigners increased. But university graduates have more or less fixed routes to enter a heya, following their OBs, and foreigners are limited to 1 per heya. Scouting is a problem for the other heya. Musashigawa: "Nothing starts without going to the location." - he started with 2 in 2013 and has 17 now, approaching athletes and coaches from rugby, judo, wrestling and other sports. Minezaki has all going through the internet recently: in 2011 they started to show keiko and the daily life on the homepage and Facebook. The violence scandals started then as well and the number of new recruits went down. Gyoji Kimura Ginjiro is active in scouting via the net: "Exactly because it is seen as a special world, we made it open." Deshi numbers in the heya were down to 3 once, now they have 12 again. http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASM314F58M31PTQP00F.html at the shindeshi-kensa Natsu 1992
  17. 7 points
    Asageiko at Takadagawa beya this morning, Tamawashi visiting, ex-Akinoshima in a mawashi giving actual first hand tips.. Ryuuden, Hakuyouzan, Kagayaki there, going at it. Courtesy of one and only Mr. Morimoto:
  18. 7 points
    The rijikai convened today. Oguruma Oyakata tells us what was discussed. "An excess beard is prohibited!" was one topic. The rule till today was that "the rikishi should keep a clean body." The new regulation goes into a bit more detail. Tattoos were mentioned as prohibited as well, specifically. And what happens if they don't follow the rules? "They will be called to the executive office or the judgement office and cautioned," was the answer. Additionally, that color of the supporters (not the fans, the bandages..), black or white, raised in the past by Harumafuji's dark one, the one recommended is flesh-colored. "What's important is that they won't be ugly in the eyes of the fans.." said Oguruma Oyakata. Sideburns? "As long as they are not connected to a beard, it's OK." The rikishi-kai convened too, and discussed this as well. "This is very important and I hope we will follow these guidelines," said Kakuryuu, president of the rikishi-kai. I'm Kokkai the sailor man..
  19. 7 points
    Takakeisho prepares for the next ozeki run o oo oooo oo o o o inside with Chiganoura-oyakata o o o o o o o o o o o o oo vid video Tamawashi, the other sekiwake, on extra silent ozeki run: another yusho is necessary first a coffee o oo o also for the reporters oo oo and to business ooo o oo o o on my way o New komusubi Hokutofuji o o o o o o o o oo o o oo New makuuchi Terutsuyoshi o o oo o oo with Isegahama-oyakata o o the locals congratulate o o Tomokaze o oo o Yoshikaze in the back o with Oguruma-oyakata o o oo o Daishoho o o o oo with Oitekaze-oyakata o Back to makuuchi Toyonoshima o o o o New juryo Wakamotoharu o with the other Onamis oo Kiribayama with Michinoku-oyakata o o And of course a pic of Mitakeumi - each day o o Banzuke day at Musashigawa-beya
  20. 7 points
    I’m happy for the family man. His wife picks him up outside the Kokugikan after his bouts finish, with the kid in tow, in their little red car. Honestly, it’s a compact car, and he’s a big lad. It’s quite charming to see the family together picking up dad after work
  21. 7 points
    Saito! Saito is a very well-rounded competitor and I think has all the makings of a sekitori. Last year he won both of high school sumo's major titles (Interhigh and Kokutai), the junior world championships, and showed excellent consistency--making it at least to the semifinals of 6 of the 7 national high school tournaments. To me he has been significantly more impressive than all the other recent Saitama Sakae recruits (Naya, Kototebakari, Tsukahara, Tochikamiyama, etc.) and he certainly outperformed them in high school. Here he is beating Naya in the final of a 2017 national tournament, winning it in his 2nd year. Roga was a semifinalist in the same tournament.
  22. 6 points
    Day 1 00.5s M17e Chiyoshoma (1-0) uwatenage J1e Shimanoumi (0-1) 08.6s M16w Yutakayama (1-0) oshidashi M16e Daishoho (0-1) 19.8s M15e Ishiura (1-0) tottari M15w Kotoeko (0-1) 07.3s M14w Toyonoshima (1-0) hatakikomi M14e Terutsuyoshi (0-1) 02.2s M13e Tomokaze (1-0) hatakikomi M13w Kagayaki (0-1) 06.3s M12w Yoshikaze (1-0) hatakikomi M11w Meisei (0-1) 14.0s M11e Ryuden (1-0) shitatenage M10w Yago (0-1) 02.5s M9w Ikioi (1-0) oshidashi M10e Shohozan (0-1) 05.1s M8w Kotoshogiku (1-0) oshidashi M9e Sadanoumi (0-1) 12.5s M8e Asanoyama (1-0) sukuinage M7w Takarafuji (0-1) 05.4s M7e Aoiyama (1-0) tsukiotoshi M6w Abi (0-1) 03.1s M5w Onosho (1-0) oshidashi M6e Okinoumi (0-1) 05.9s M4w Ichinojo (1-0) tsukiotoshi M5e Chiyotairyu (0-1) 13.5s M4e Tochiozan (1-0) katasukashi M3w Shodai (0-1) 10.1s S1w Tamawashi (1-0) oshidashi M3e Nishikigi (0-1) 02.4s S1e Takakeisho (1-0) oshidashi M2w Myogiryu (0-1) 02.6s O2e Tochinoshin (1-0) tsukiotoshi M2e Daieisho (0-1) 02.5s O1w Goeido (1-0) oshidashi M1w Endo (0-1) 22.1s O1e Takayasu (1-0) yorikiri M1e Kaisei (0-1) 10.7s K1e Mitakeumi (1-0) okuridashi Y1w Kakuryu (0-1) 01.3s Y1e Hakuho (1-0) tsukiotoshi K1w Hokutofuji (0-1)
  23. 6 points
    Takakeishou trained with Takayasu at the Ichimon rengo-keiko held at Minato-beya today. 5-7. He's 2-6 against Takayasu in honbasho so he was a bit makekoshi here. "I'm in usual condition. Not bad and not good. I'm thankful that the Ozeki called me by name but there is a big difference between the keiko-ba and honbasho," said Takakeishou. His presence was felt at the training session as many rikishi were clamoring to face him and had 23 bouts in all. Yesterday, he was there as well but only did the fundamentals because he was worried about his leg. Today he was all about not letting his opponent grab his mawashi. "Today, it's all about not letting my opponent grab my mawashi," he said himself. His injury seems to be behind him. "Winning by going forward is not a bad thing. It's important to end the keiko in good shape. " he added. "It's oshi-zumo but he's calm. His injured right leg is not affecting his sumo. I think he's pretty close to becoming Ozeki," said Ounomatsu Oyakata. Takakeishou hasn't done much training so far. "My time not training is equally important. I'd rather sleep than watch TV and stuff. Relaxing is important but I'd like to go at it spiritedly now," he summed.
  24. 6 points
    Juryo Shimanoumi J1 Chiyomaru Kotoyuki J2 Enho Hakuyozan J3 Daiamami Takagenji J4 Tokushoryu Wakatakakage J5 Daishomaru Kyokushuho J6 Tsurugisho Azumaryu J7 Sokokurai Gagamaru J8 Chiyonoumi Kyokutaisei J9 Akiseyama Hidenoumi J10 Wakamotoharu Tobizaru J11 Aminishiki Mitoryu J12 Arawashi Takanosho J13 Takanofuji Daiseido J14 Kiribayama
  25. 6 points
    Naruto-beya arrived in (remaining) full at their Osaka lodgings - and the oyakata smiles again o