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  1. 17 points
    Five rikishi from Tokitsukaze-beya will start the new era with their first proper shikona, starting in Makushita where Ohata is now Obayama - the last two kanji are the same as those of the great Yokozuna and heya founder Futabayama, no less. Further down, two others pay tribute to their hometowns. Miyazaki is now Toyoshimizu, the last two kanji coming from his hometown Tosashimizu. Asakura is now Hakuomaru, the first kanji there is that of his hometown Kashiwa. Next, Hayasaka is now Hamanoumi, following in the footsteps of his older brother Hamayutaka (and perhaps a tribute to Yokohama, albeit with a different kanji). Finally, Shiimori takes a more generic combination to become Wakayutaka. Kise-beya's Kiseoka is now Kijuin, also making a given name change. Ijuin was a town in Kagoshima prefecture which was merged with others to create Hioki city (Kiseoka's shusshin) in 2005, so I think that's where this shikona comes from. Over in Asahiyama-beya, the shisho (ex-Kotonishiki) honours two of his deshi with his second kanji. Yada is now Nishikio, while newcomer Ikegame makes his banzuke debut as Nishikiryu. A similar story in Futagoyama-beya where there are also two changes. Tainaka is the first to receive the honour of the same reading as the shisho (ex-Miyabiyama) - he is now Miyabishin. Newcomer Matsuo gets the same kanji but the heya's other reading, becoming Garyu. He has also made a given name change, the first kanji of which is from the new era name. Tomozuna-oyakata (ex-Kyokutenho) must have been thinking along those lines too as he makes his first shikona changes since taking over the heya. Toya is now Kyokushoriki, while Maruyama gets the same first kanji but the other reading, he is now Asahimaru. Yamahibiki-beya's Yagi is now Ienoshima. This seems to have a similar origin story to Kiseoka/Kijuin - there was a town called Ieshima in Hyogo prefecture, which became part of Himeji city (Yagi's shusshin) during an expansion in 2003, so that's probably the inspiration there. In Takadagawa-beya, Yokoyama is now Maniwayama, honouring his home of Maniwa, Okayama prefecture. Mk38w Ohata > Obayama (大葉山) Mk52w Kiseoka Hiroshi > Kijuin Akihiro (禧集院 昭広) Sd56w Miyazaki > Toyoshimizu (豊清水) Sd73e Miyauchi Yuki > Genbumaru Yusho (玄武丸 祐勝) Sd81w Asakura > Hakuomaru (柏王丸) Sd97e Tainaka > Miyabishin (雅清) Jd73e Shirakawa > Daikisho (大喜翔) Jd110w Hayasaka > Hamanoumi (濱ノ海) Jd112e Shiimori > Wakayutaka (若豊) Jk8e Toya > Kyokushoriki (旭勝力) Jk8w Yada Hiroto > Nishikio Yusuke (錦翁 佑典) Jk15w Matsuo Kiryu > Garyu Kazuki (雅隆 和基) Jk20w Yagi > Ienoshima (家の島) Jk27e Yokoyama > Maniwayama (真庭山) Jk30e Maruyama > Asahimaru (旭丸) Jk31e Ikegame Ryusei > Nishikiryu Yusei (錦竜 佑政) Due to his zenpai record in March, Hanakaze finds himself ranked in Jonokuchi for the first time since the 1988 Nagoya basho.
  2. 13 points
    Hello Sumo fans, Only a few days to go until the May Tournament kicks off. As I promised I'll start my streams earlier than the last 3 Bashos. On weekdays I'll try to start at Juryo (if I manage to get up that early ) and on weekends a little later when NHK G start their coverage, normally at 3:05 JST. I was adviced by one of my mods to open a Discord server so that my viewers and followers can chat about sumo during or even between tournaments if they feel like it. Here's the invite link for it: https://discord.gg/Nbbm9D6 You can also follow and contact me on FB https://www.facebook.com/mbovosumo/ See you all on Sunday
  3. 12 points
    The current 70 sekitori arranged to write "Reiwa", the new era: With hands raised and with the mascot Hiyonoyama:
  4. 12 points
    http://www.sumo.or.jp/EnHonbashoBanzuke/index/ Makuuchi Hakuho Y Kakuryu Goeido O Takayasu Takakeisho O --- Ichinojo S Tochinoshin Aoiyama K Mitakeumi Hokutofuji M1 Kotoshogiku Endo M2 Daieisho Chiyotairyu M3 Tamawashi Okinoumi M4 Abi Myogiryu M5 Ryuden Takarafuji M6 Yoshikaze Shodai M7 Meisei Kaisei M8 Asanoyama Nishikigi M9 Tomokaze Kagayaki M10 Onosho Shohozan M11 Tochiozan Shimanoumi M12 Yago Chiyomaru M13 Sadanoumi Tokushoryu M14 Enho Terutsuyoshi M15 Kotoeko Daishoho M16 Ishiura Chiyoshoma M17 ---
  5. 11 points
    He suffered a cerebral infarction in March last year according to Tanakayama, although he was making progress in rehab afterwards. A couple of pictures I stumbled across: Juryo debutants for the 1969 Haru basho, from left: Asahikuni, Kurohimeyama, Mienoumi. 1971 Nagoya sansho winners, from left: Takanohana (Shukun-sho), Yoshinohana (Kanto-sho), Kurohimeyama (Gino-sho). And an undated shot of Kurohimeyama working on the teppo pole in keiko. Due to his powerful tachiai he had the nickname 'degoichi' after the D51 steam locomotive.
  6. 10 points
    Even if Hakuho can't do a dohyo-iri at the basho with 2 attendants from his heya (I think he will at least try to enter and drop out after a few days), he has one with the new tsuna at the heya. Enho is actually higher on the banzuke and is tachi-mochi, Ishiura tsuyu-harai. oo after the tsuna-uchi o No dezu-iri before the basho, no jungyo after it, but there may be some shrine or temple that plans a dezu-iri after the basho - we'll see
  7. 10 points
    The closed- to -the -public soken was held today at the KKan. Kitanofuji commentator was not happy with what he saw. At the end, the top 8 guys (without Hakuhou) faced each other. Goueidou was 9-2, Kakuryuu was 9-3, and Takakeishou was 3-8. Takaysu 5-11. "Kakuryuu and Goueidou stood out. The rest sucked . I expected more from Takakeishou, it being a new era and all. I thought he would be more genki. This ain't morning keiko.. I wanted to see better keiko," he said. He didn't like the rest of what he saw either. "I don't like to start the new era with my grumbling but I came with high expectations and was greatly disappointed. I planned on keeping quiet for the new era but all I can do is complain from the start. Not one thing good about today. It was like an all night vigil over a body.. Really quiet.." he added. "I heard Takayasu trained against ex-Kisenosato and went 1-20. If Kisenosato would turn up for this basho, he would be my number 1 candidate for the yusho..Hakuhou? He was an excellent coach today. It's as if he's the rijicho.. From what I saw, no way is he going to enter. But who knows? If he does enter, he will win. It seems it would be enough if he should appear three times a year, no? He's going to win those anyway, wherever he has pains.. I guess I'll be called out to the Kyokai's offices tomorrow," he sighed, ending his tirade.
  8. 10 points
    Dietmar's death came not really as a suruprise to me as he knew of the illnes for years and i contacted him via fb when I did not hear/read from him for a longer period. He knew he lost the fight , but still was full of energy. When I started in the universe of sumogaming he was my hero. He pointed me towards benchsumo and GTB. Personally, I only met him once at the very fist meeting of german sumoforum in Freiburg. He was a sincere guy with a humour of a technician. That said there are some facts, you might not know about him He still is/was the national recordholder in liechtenstein for hammer-throw He represented Liechtenstein at a chess-olympiade He was a vivid follower of Schwingen (swiss wrestling) All in all I will miss him.
  9. 9 points
    New data from sumo.or.jp matches the weights cited above by Kintamayama; here is the sumodb text banzuke with the new heights and weights edited in (I was unable to get it to display in a monospaced font, but you can copy and paste to a text editor or even to a spreadsheet): Y1e Hakuho Mongolia Miyagino 11.03.1985 192 158 Y1w Kakuryu Mongolia Izutsu 10.08.1985 186 161 O1e Goeido Osaka Sakaigawa 06.04.1986 184 160 O1w Takayasu Ibaraki Tagonoura 28.02.1990 187 163 O2e Takakeisho Hyogo Chiganoura 05.08.1996 185 178 S1e Ichinojo Mongolia Minato 07.04.1993 193 227 S1w Tochinoshin Georgia Kasugano 13.10.1987 191 170 K1e Aoiyama Bulgaria Kasugano 19.06.1986 191 193 K1w Mitakeumi Nagano Dewanoumi 25.12.1992 180 175 M1e Hokutofuji Saitama Hakkaku 15.07.1992 184 163 M1w Kotoshogiku Fukuoka Sadogatake 30.01.1984 180 176 M2e Endo Ishikawa Oitekaze 19.10.1990 184 158 M2w Daieisho Saitama Oitekaze 10.11.1993 181 160 M3e Chiyotairyu Tokyo Kokonoe 14.11.1988 181 198 M3w Tamawashi Mongolia Kataonami 16.11.1984 188 173 M4e Okinoumi Shimane Hakkaku 29.07.1985 190 165 M4w Abi Saitama Shikoroyama 04.05.1994 187 150 M5e Myogiryu Hyogo Sakaigawa 22.10.1986 186 155 M5w Ryuden Yamanashi Takadagawa 10.11.1990 190 152 M6e Takarafuji Aomori Isegahama 18.02.1987 185 170 M6w Yoshikaze Oita Oguruma 19.03.1982 177 148 M7e Shodai Kumamoto Tokitsukaze 05.11.1991 184 165 M7w Meisei Kagoshima Tatsunami 24.07.1995 180 150 M8e Kaisei Brazil Tomozuna 18.12.1986 195 204 M8w Asanoyama Toyama Takasago 01.03.1994 187 177 M9e Nishikigi Iwate Isenoumi 25.08.1990 186 180 M9w Tomokaze Kanagawa Oguruma 02.12.1994 183 180 M10e Kagayaki Ishikawa Takadagawa 01.06.1994 193 170 M10w Onosho Aomori Onomatsu 04.07.1996 177 160 M11e Shohozan Fukuoka Nishonoseki 09.02.1984 177 137 M11w Tochiozan Kochi Kasugano 09.03.1987 186 158 M12e Shimanoumi Mie Kise 11.07.1989 178 157 M12w Yago Hokkaido Oguruma 08.07.1994 187 178 M13e Chiyomaru Kagoshima Kokonoe 17.04.1991 180 193 M13w Sadanoumi Kumamoto Sakaigawa 11.05.1987 184 144 M14e Tokushoryu Nara Kise 22.08.1986 181 185 M14w Enho Ishikawa Miyagino 18.10.1994 168 99 M15e Terutsuyoshi Hyogo Isegahama 17.01.1995 169 116 M15w Kotoeko Miyazaki Sadogatake 20.11.1991 177 138 M16e Daishoho Mongolia Oitekaze 28.08.1994 183 180 M16w Ishiura Tottori Miyagino 10.01.1990 174 115 M17e Chiyoshoma Mongolia Kokonoe 20.07.1991 184 137 J1e Toyonoshima Kochi Tokitsukaze 29.06.1983 169 160 J1w Ikioi Osaka Isenoumi 11.10.1986 194 172 J2e Takagenji Tochigi Chiganoura 13.05.1997 191 172 J2w Wakatakakage Fukushima Arashio 06.12.1994 181 125 J3e Kyokushuho Mongolia Tomozuna 09.08.1988 191 156 J3w Daiamami Kagoshima Oitekaze 15.12.1992 185 185 J4e Takanosho Chiba Chiganoura 14.11.1994 183 161 J4w Azumaryu Mongolia Tamanoi 12.05.1987 191 160 J5e Yutakayama Niigata Tokitsukaze 22.09.1993 185 175 J5w Sokokurai China Arashio 09.01.1984 185 145 J6e Kotoyuki Kagawa Sadogatake 02.04.1991 176 180 J6w Hidenoumi Tokyo Kise 11.06.1989 185 175 J7e Gagamaru Georgia Kise 23.02.1987 186 199 J7w Chiyonokuni Mie Kokonoe 10.07.1990 182 145 J8e Kyokutaisei Hokkaido Tomozuna 18.10.1989 184 150 J8w Daishomaru Osaka Oitekaze 10.07.1991 174 162 J9e Mitoryu Mongolia Nishikido 25.04.1994 188 200 J9w Chiyonoumi Kochi Kokonoe 11.01.1993 182 142 J10e Tsurugisho Tokyo Oitekaze 27.07.1991 184 175 J10w Aminishiki Aomori Isegahama 03.10.1978 184 149 J11e Hakuyozan Yamagata Takadagawa 13.04.1995 186 162 J11w Kiribayama Mongolia Michinoku 24.04.1996 184 129 J12e Arawashi Mongolia Minezaki 21.08.1986 185 140 J12w Tobizaru Tokyo Oitekaze 24.04.1992 175 135 J13e Irodori Saitama Shikoroyama 10.03.1992 180 143 J13w Akiseyama Aichi Kise 18.07.1985 182 185 J14e Churanoumi Okinawa Kise 06.05.1993 177 141 J14w Seiro Mongolia Shikoroyama 18.08.1988 186 150
  10. 9 points
    Pre-Natsu ramblings of an old man:
  11. 9 points
    o o 1970.11d5 Taiho o 1971.11d3 Daikirin o 1973.11d12 Kitanofuji runner-up: kantosho o 1975.3d1Kitanoumi o 1975.5d4 Kitanoumi o shukunhso o 1976.1d4 Takanohana o 1978.1d10 Tamanofuji - d11 Wakamisugi 1979.1d7 Kitanoumi o o shukunsho o 1979.9d5 Asashio o last basho 1982.1 - d1 Tamaryu o o some time with Takanohana o some more of his sansho: k1970.1 - g1971.7 - k1978.11 ooo o 1969 - 1970 - 1975 o o oo 1979 - 1981 o o o fresh oyakata 1983 - 1985 -1986 shimpan o o o o 2008-2011-2012 oo o Retirement from the NSK Nov. 2013 oo the proper Kurohimeyama in his hometown O
  12. 8 points
    Takayasu trained against ex-Kisenosato today. 1-20. Yes, that's right. 1-20. "I managed to hit hard but couldn't win.. I think if I get a kachikoshi against him I'll be able to beat anyone," he said. An active Ozeki losing like that to someone who retired four months ago is a bit embarrassing. "I am happy. I'd like to concentrate on living up to expectations," he added.He will be participating in the Nishonoseki Ichimon rengo keiko on the 7th and 8th, but intends to borrow Kisenosato's chest as well. "I'm going to give it my all in keiko. You can't cheat in keiko. I'd like to do as much as I can these three days," he summed.
  13. 8 points
    Weights time again. Makuuchi average is now 163.9, down from 166.2 half a year ago, probably due to Enhou's 99 kilos (first Makuuchi rikishi in nearly seven years to weigh under 100 kilos since Takanoyama) skewing the numbers. ("I want to increase my weight by 3-5 kilos before shonichi," he said..). Heaviest Makuuchi- Ichinojou at 227 kilos. Takakeishou stays at 169. Chiyomaru is at his heaviest ever- 193 kilos. Hakuhou stays at 158, Kakuryuu up by 4 kilos to 161. Feel free to add more if you have a better seat than me.
  14. 8 points
    Juryo Toyonoshima J1 Ikioi Takagenji J2 Wakatakakage Kyokushuho J3 Daiamami Takanosho J4 Azumaryu Yutakayama J5 Sokokurai Kotoyuki J6 Hidenoumi Gagamaru J7 Chiyonokuni Kyokutaisei J8 Daishomaru Mitoryu J9 Chiyonoumi Tsurugisho J10 Aminishiki Hakuyozan J11 Kiribayama Arawashi J12 Tobizaru Irodori J13 Akiseyama Churanoumi J14 Seiro
  15. 8 points
    MItekeumi for the new era gets a new 3rd silk shimekomi, from 12 fan supporters, mainly Agematsu locals and from Tokyo. He selected the color himself: bright light tea brown - so far he got one purplish red and one in indigo color. Length 9m and width 80cm approximately, with 15 sagari, to wish for 15 safe, injury-free days at the basho. He'll put it on at asa-geiko to make it fit and get used to it. http://www.shinmai.co.jp/news/nagano/20190429/KT190427SFI090008000.php the Kyoto artisan started with the sagari part, the weaving of the main part will begin with the start of the new era
  16. 7 points
    Takanohana announced on his homepage that he has filed the application to open his sumo dojo, the "ippan shadan houjin Takanohana dojo" - 一般社団法人 general incorporated association, to educate young persons by having them experience the traditional culture of sumo-do. About the details he'll have a press conference on the 19th (day 8 of the basho). http://www.daily.co.jp/general/2019/05/10/0012319169.shtml
  17. 7 points
    I don't know if this is the right thread to post this in but here we go. Good news from ex-Orora's Instagram! He's losing weight - he's currently at 235 kg (down from 293), having lost 58 kg in 3-4 months. His current goal seems to be 205 kg, which he writes would be okay for him given his height (193 cm). Fingers crossed!
  18. 7 points
    Nothing is more relevant than arguing.
  19. 7 points
    Asashoryu's new dog is snow white fluffy "Sakura" o oo o o o o o local NHK vid https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/akita/20190503/6010003661.html
  20. 7 points
    Someone needs to start the twin thread "Kintamayama coming to the basho" :)
  21. 6 points
    Makushita-joi Fujiazuma Ms1 Wakamotoharu Kotokamatani Ms2 Takanofuji Ichiyamamoto Ms3 Kizakiumi Ryuko Ms4 Hoshoryu Tamaki Ms5 Shonannoumi Jokoryu Ms6 Kizenryu Daiseido Ms7 Kaisho Shiba Ms8 Kotodaigo Toyohibiki Ms9 Kaito Chiyootori Ms10 Takakento Nishikifuji Ms11 Chiyosakae Wakatakamoto Ms12 Nogami Midorifuji Ms13 Gokushindo Ayanoumi Ms14 Akua Kototebakari Ms15 Bushozan
  22. 6 points
    Yesterday in Yokohama: Kakuryuu takes on Shoudai and Asanoyama for 13 bouts, winning them all and looking good. As the head of the players' union, he was disappointed that only 6 rikishi took part in the Makuuchi moshi-ai. Of these, the only twentysomething guy to participate was Meisei. "I would like the healthy twentysomethings to gambarize more!!" he declared.
  23. 6 points
    lenient to harsh: 1. Kenseki - order of restraint for the future 2. pay reduction 3. suspension of entry - not at the basho 4. suspension of business - no activity at all in sumo 5. demotion - for oyakata and below yokozuna 6. asked to retire - intai kankoku 7. dismissal - kaiko - the previous harshest one - jomei - expulsion - was dropped from the list of punishments after the change to public interest status. The strict warning Hakuho got in the past does not count as punishment http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201904240000892.html
  24. 6 points
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/2vRBVCLuZH47Aj6h8 Ichinojo and Enho #BiggieAndSmallie Should this photo be transferred to the 'Sumo with kids' thread? I mean look at the size discrepancy. I would probably take 2 1/2 Enho's to match Ichinojo's mass. Yikes!
  25. 5 points
    For Kokonoe-beya Daiki Ejima 江島大樹 (16, 176cm, 120kg), who graduated in March. Chiyonofuji had scouted him for the heya already in primary school. Since 1st grade he trained at the Saga city sumo club and also did judo - for sumo: pref. team yusho in judo - in sumo the middle school class yusho at the first ever Naruto-cup regional kids tournament last year (Osh presided - but didn't get this winner https://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/295326) http://www.saga-s.co.jp/articles/-/367837 today he left with the oyakata for Tokyo Ejima on the 25th was at the city hall to report it - local TV https://www.sagatv.co.jp/news/archives/30351: on his old twitter he had posted pics from a stay at Kokonoe-beya in 2016 his appearance at the Saga jungyo - when there still was keiko with kids and one with the late Kokonoe