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    A few quick highlights (A = Araiso; T = Tokushoryu) A) Good job boosting your likability during the yusho interview! A) You were like a different beast during Hatsu. What happened? T) Following the basho when I dropped from Makuuchi to Juryo, I began to doubt if I could make it back up, so I got a trainer and devoted myself again to keiko. A) On Day 7, you found yourself tied at the top with Shodai and a few others. What was your state of mind? T) It was good that I was tied. Had I been in the sole lead I wouldn't have been able to handle it. A) Which match made the biggest impression on you? T) Senshuraku and especially the 2nd to last day. It felt like a life-changing match. A) When I won my first yusho, I had to quickly refocus on the next basho and wasn't able to fully experience the joy of the victory. But when you won, for me it was pure happiness. A) Noting that they are the same age: "I'm already (an old) 33, but you're still (a young) 33." A) On the traditional Tai red sea bream fish held by the winner: "I had 12 runner-up finishes, and a fish was always prepared on the last day in case I won. Every time I went back to the heya after a failed yusho attempt, it had already been turned into sashimi. A) I admire your fashionable collection of bags! A) Your favorite dish prepared by your wife? T) Gapao rice. A) Your goal for Osaka? T) I want to do my best. Side note: I just love how much personality Kisenosato shows now that he's retired compared to when he was active. I wonder which other currently bland, stoic rikishi we can look forward enjoying once they've shed their shells post-retirement. Endo?
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    Same situation in China.
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    There were 4 komusubi back in 2006...
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    That rejection seems a bit strong. Holding sporting events "behind closed doors" has plenty of precedent worldwide. Indeed, the Italian FA have said that's what they're planning for Serie A football in the coming weeks. I don't expect it for sumo, but it's not a completely mad idea.
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    Dear TUG Supporters and Sumo Gamers, Sorry for posting the 2020 Haru Banzuke so late. The Banzuke was made by Atenzan and Achiyama. It was checked by Jejima. I am again very grateful to Atenzan and Jejima for helping me with the Banzuke in a very short notice. Here is TUG Banzuke for 2020 Haru Basho The rank behind the Gamer's name is from 2020 Hatsu Banzuke The score in Kekka points was determined after the completion of 2020 Hatsu Basho: 2020 Haru TUG Banzuke MAKUNOUCHI East Score Rank West Score Katunazuma, Ye KOSHO Y Haidouzo, O1e 10--5 O1 ScreechingOwl, O2w 10--5 Oshirokita, O2e 9--6 O2 Jakusotsu, O4e 9--6 Gansekiiwa, O3e 7--8 O3 Kishikaisei, O1w 6--9 O4 Gurowake, O4w KOSHO Jejima, Kw 13--2 Y S1 Akogyokuseki, M1e 11--4 Profomisakari, M3e 12--3 J-Y S2 Holleshoryu, O3w 5--10 Tenshinhan, M2w 9--6 K Mmikasazuma, M1w 8--7 Flohru, Se 7--8 M1 RaeucherLax, Sw 7--8 Pitinosato, Ke 7--8 M2 Achiyama, M5e 9--6 Chishafuwaku, M3w 8--7 M3 Joaoiyama, M4e 8--7 Benihana, M4w 8--7 M4 Fujisan, M6w 8--7 Wakatake, M2e 6--9 M5 Andrasoyamawaka, M7w 8--7 Sakura, M6e 7--8 M6 Yoohoo, M9e 8--7 Shimodahito, M7e 7--8 M7 Gaijingai, M5w 6--9 Wamahada, M8e 7--8 M8 Atenzan, M11e 8--7 Phillioyamfuji, M11w 8--7 M9 Karasukurai, M13w 9--6 Bolo, M10e 7--8 M10 Reijinguoshan, M8w 5--10 Kyoju, M9w 5--10 M11 Sawamura, M10w 5--10 Houmanoumi, M12e 6--9 M12 Wolfgangho, M12w KOSHO Athenayama,M13e 4--11 M13 Andonishiki, M14e 4--11 Sukoto, M14w KYUJO 2 M14 Suwihuto,M15e BG Tsubame, M15w Umizoi, M16e BG Ronkai, M16w Joshufuji, M17e BG Furanohana, M17w Shikona Changes New Shikona Old Shikona Y = Yusho J-Y = Jun-Yusho KOSHO = Absent without loosing rang KYUJO = Absent, usually drop of 10 rank levels NEW = The previous basho was the first one for the Gamer
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    And the results-we had a total tie between Jemuzu and Seki Haruaki- penalty shootout determines the winner- Jemuzu, in his sixth basho-first time winner! Congratulations! We had 117 entries, 18 of them new recruits (none of them got a KK, but they will get better..)!! Milestones: Sukubidubidu - 100th basho!! Frinkanohana - 100th basho!! Kaiowaka- 90th basho Kitakachiyama - 70th basho Shatsume- 20th basho To see how you did.. Thank you all for playing, and now, on with the Ba-show!!
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    Two of the biggest hopes for future Ozeki/Yokozuna will now be sharing the same name. That's a very inteligent decision...
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    Looks like they were onto their fourth bottle of shochu...
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    I have just heard that during the dohyo iri, the rikishi will be provided with keshomasukus instead of the usual keshomawashi. Each rikishi will be allowed to design his mask individually, and some have already declared they will be using the same designs they have on their keshomawashis on their masks. Or not.
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    Hello all, sorry for taking so long but here at last are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in this basho. Tokushoryu became the most unlikely Makuuchi yusho winner since Kyokutenho with an excellent performance from the very bottom of the division. Elsewhere, Hanakaze stepped onto the dohyo in a fifth different decade, while Shohoryu became the first yumitori-shiki performer to be born in the Heisei era. Hikkake doesn't get much (if any) attention in the kimarite notes, but it did feel like there was quite a lot of arm-dragging going on during this basho, and sure enough there were eight hikkake in total. Where complete kimarite data for all divisions is available, this is only the 12th basho with that many, and the first since 2013 Kyushu. More notably, four of those hikkake were done in the Makuuchi division, one more than the previous record from 2006 Haru. There were four kekaeshi overall in this basho, which isn't particularly interesting. However, Tobizaru got one of them by again exploiting Sokokurai's Day 14 weakness - this is the third time he's beaten Sokokurai with either kekaeshi or ketaguri on the penultimate day of a basho! Seito could be at a new career-high rank on the next banzuke after finishing with six wins here, the fourth of which was a nimaigeri leg trip against Taranami. After three straight losses, Shobushi kept his kachi-koshi hopes alive with a sakatottari win against Yukiumi, an uncommon departure from the oshizumo style which accounts for nearly two-thirds of his career wins. Kawazugake drew a blank in 2019 but reappeared here on Day 9. No video of that one unfortunately. Kakutaiki bounced back from missing the Kyushu basho with a 6-1 result here. In his last bout, veteran Satonofuji attempted an uchigake, only for the unfazed Kakutaiki to pick him up and carry him out for a tsuridashi win. Yoshiazuma is also 42 and made his debut alongside Satonofuji in 1996 Hatsu. On Day 12 he survived Roman's desperate attempts at an ipponzeoi and finally dumped him onto the dohyo for an uwatenage win. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. (Note for @Doitsuyama, the single kettei-sen bout of the basho is currently missing from the database) Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 2 0 0 3 1 0 6 0.24% Amiuchi 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.12% Ashitori 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.08% Fusen (default) 3 1 5 2 3 0 14 0.57% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 29 20 55 55 42 8 209 8.53% Hikiotoshi 8 5 17 25 26 2 83 3.39% Hikkake 4 0 1 2 1 0 8 0.33% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kakenage 0 1 1 2 1 0 5 0.20% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 3 1 7 6 3 1 21 0.86% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kekaeshi 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.16% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 0 2 0 5 2 0 9 0.37% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kirikaeshi 1 0 0 0 3 1 5 0.20% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Kotenage 5 7 4 6 13 8 43 1.76% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 1 0 0 1 6 0 8 0.33% Makiotoshi 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Okuridashi 14 4 17 22 32 4 93 3.80% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 0.12% Okuritaoshi 1 1 0 4 2 1 9 0.37% Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuritsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Omata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Osakate 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Oshidashi 68 42 96 194 168 38 606 24.74% Oshitaoshi 6 7 13 18 31 10 85 3.47% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatedashinage 2 1 2 2 2 1 10 0.41% Shitatehineri 1 0 0 1 2 1 5 0.20% Shitatenage 6 6 8 13 22 6 61 2.49% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Sotogake 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.12% Sotokomata 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sukuinage 5 5 2 20 10 6 48 1.96% Susoharai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tottari 2 3 0 0 2 0 7 0.29% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 11 2 17 8 10 1 49 2.00% Tsukihiza 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.08% Tsukiotoshi 27 5 25 41 31 9 138 5.63% Tsukitaoshi 2 0 1 1 2 0 6 0.24% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 0.16% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.16% Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Utchari 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Uwatedashinage 6 3 8 7 5 2 31 1.27% Uwatehineri 0 0 3 1 2 0 6 0.24% Uwatenage 9 10 15 31 40 12 117 4.78% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.12% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 70 62 84 136 193 47 592 24.17% Yoritaoshi 6 7 22 36 49 6 126 5.14% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08%
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    In the yaocho scandal days, what I saw said by Japanese fans included many comments that the shisho of both the old Naruto-beya (i.e. Kisenosato's stable) and Sakaigawa-beya (Goeido's) were known inside the sumo world as hardcore anti-yaocho. (It seemed to get said with an undertone of "they're some of the few who are".) This was of course before either Kisenosato or Goeido were ozeki themselves, so this wasn't some kind of PR effort to protect those guys' reputations. It could simply be that there's been no more OBSC during the current era because there was an insufficient number of willing participants. (Not that that's going to persuade anyone who is unable to watch sumo through anything but the yaocho lens... Or maybe it's just nostalgia for former glory days when that viewpoint hadn't descended into self-parody yet.)
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    "I don't know yet. I'll be thinking about it. Deep inside, I feel I've done enough. I've been doing sumo since I was six, thirty years and 18 years as a pro, so maybe it's time.. My family seems to want me to continue. Maybe if I try one last time.. I need some time to calm down. At the moment I'm feeling relieved. I'll have to think this through.. I planned on doing better sumo today and winning, as it might have been my last bout, but it didn't happen. I got pushed out easily. I really wanted to do my kind of sumo and not sumo I may regret.."
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    The other maegashira in the final bout on senshuraku was just at the beginning of Showa, Wakahitachi, Haru 1927. https://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2020/01/26/kiji/20200125s00005000410000c.html He was 5-5 and got paired against yokozuna Miyagiyama for day 11 - and lost. Miyagiyama got the yusho with a 10-1 - totally different system then, so not really a similar case.
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    Some tenran-zumo data: the first in Reiwa, the first of the family as Tenno family. The Imperial couple (or only one of them?) was 7 times in the kokugikan as crown prince and princess, last Natsu 2017 (that is not tenran but tairan 台覧). For Aiko-sama (18) it is the 3rd time, the 2 earlier times were at age 4 and 5, at the Aki basho 2006 and 2007. (Masako-sama was not always there, when her husband watched - the data may be fuzzy) Tenran-zumo started in 1955, it happened 40 times in Showa, 23 times in Heisei. Nikkan Yomiuri
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    Some images of the royal family, for those interested but not interested enough to watch the video posted earlier. Everybody facing the VIP seats area: A pan turned panorama inside the Kokugikan: And finally, there they are: They even have a retainer. Also worth including because he's the #1 dapper person in sumo, Kisenosato: And a random favorite, Headpat Gaijin:
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    The Enho match with the royal family:
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    Terunofuji, missing out on a first Juryo zensho yusho since Tochinoshin's in Aki 2014: "I wanted to zensho if it was possible but what can I do.. I don't know if 14 wins will be enough to return to Makuuchi. I'd like to win tomorrow to make it possible." Kotoshougiku, getting his 700th Makuuchi win and guaranteeing himself another basho in Makuuchi: "I'm happy. My feeling is regardless of dropping to Juryo or not, if I would want to go on, it would be OK." Kiribayama, double digits as a Makuuchi newbie: "It's good. I was thinking if I would makekoshi it would be a bit.. I'd like to face tomorrow like business as usual.." Hokutofuji, withstanding Kagayaki's pushing and thrusting, tying his own record of 11 Makuuchi wins: "My face hurts. I got married so I'm no longer alone so I feel a heavy sense of responsibility. I have to make that extra effort." Mitakeumi, three straight losses, facing tomorrow with a 7-7 record: "All I can do is go about it as usual. It's OK for me to lose, as long as I do my own brand of sumo.." Enhou, facing Daieishou who he beat last basho, unable to get inside: "I wanted to stop my opponent's movement but I was stopped instead. I was not patient enough.." Shouhouzan, yoritaoshi'ing Goueidou while falling himself: "I though I had no choice but to move forward. At the end I did my best not to put my hand down, falling with my head.. I want to gambarize and move forward tomorrow as well." Goueidou, down to Sekiwake and now with nine losses: "I'm doing my best to use all my power. In any case, all I can do is concentrate tomorrow ." Takakeishou, losing to Asanoyama and no more yusho dreams this time, in front of the Imperial Family: "Today's bout was important for the future, so it's regretful.. I was telling myself not to do embarrassing sumo. I did my best but could not win. Tomorrow I'll be facing the bout as usual, but of course it's the final bout of the basho so I would like to win.." Shoudai, losing to Tokushouryuu and dropping one win behind the leader: "I was over-eager to win. It's difficult. I'll face tomorrow as usual. Sorry, no more questions.. (grave, serious face)" Tokushouryuu, beating Shoudai and now it's all up to him, still didn't know who he would be facing tomorrow as he left the venue: "I'm the lowest ranked rikishi on the banzuke. I can only go all out! If I had gone for the dashinage, he would have followed me. Man. I can only do clumsy sumo.. ( six tsukiotoshi in seven days, most of them at the edge..) Still, I'm happy when I win and sad when I lose.. " Sakaigawa Oyakata, on the decision not to pit the Ozeki against each other in the final bout tomorrow: "It would have been fine for them to face each other, but Goueidou has that record, and there are no Yokozuna present"..
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    Aiko-sama is back as sumo fan. Today she will be with her parents at the kokugikan for the 2nd half of makuuchi, for tenran-zumo. The hall announcer also instructed the spectators to greet them with applause and see them off after the yumitori-shiki
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    Sanspo mentions the possibility of Tokushoryu getting paired against Takakeisho on day 15 - I said I don't think they'll do this, so it should be quite likely they'll do it. Takakeisho is the highest ranked rikishi active in the basho and Tokushoryu the lowest ranked in makuuchi. Since the start of Showa, only 2 times a maegashira was in the final bout of the tournament, last time had the (first) yusho of m5 Tochiazuma I, Hatsu 1972, with a win over ozeki Kiyokuni. If Takakeisho wins tomorrow, then he should be given the direct opportunity to wrestle the yusho from Tokushoryu - if he wins as well, in 2 attempts with the same opponent, else Asanoyama could be enough as a test for the makujiri man, since Takakeisho is then out of it anyway. Shodai could win tomorrow and lose the next day, in that case this extremely rare top-bottom last senshuraku bout would serve to decide who meets Shodai in the ketteisen - and rule out a tomoesen with 3. So they'll have to wait till after the 2nd to last bout of the day to decide and then publish the day 15 torikumi - expect them to be really late.
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    Ichinojou, makekoshi at Juryo 7: "Still two bouts remaining so i will face them with the next basho in mind. I wasn't able to train at all but if I train more I will be back. All i can do is go for it!" Yutakayama, unable to drop Tokushouryuu: "I wanted to help my senior (Shoudai) but it backfired royally. And my spirit was all there.." Kagayaki, beaten by Shoudai, no chance for the yusho: "I planned on putting pressure on him by moving forward and attacking, but got pressured myself and lost.." Hokutofuji, no chance for the yusho but getting double digit wins for the first time in 9 bashos: "I wasn't thinking of things like the yusho. I want a sansho special prize. I only got that one technique prize so far.." Kotoshougiku, ends his losing streak at five, needs one more win for a total of 700 career Makuuchi wins: "All I can do is study so as to not give up. I'm willing to suffer as much as needed if I am doomed to suffer.." Endou, kachikoshi at Maegashira 1: " I'm happy I got a kachikoshi in the first basho of the year. I will gambarize the next two days.' Tochinoshin, 4 straight makekoshi bashos, 10-18 against Goueidou and getting owned by him today: "It's too bad. I can't call that sumo at all.. I can't beat Goueidou at all.." Takayasu, looking OK but losing his 9th bout and will drop out of sanyaku: "I don't remember the quality of sumo but this is what I am capable of doing at this juncture. I will gambarize the next two days to remain in the joi (top Maegashira) ranks." Abi, losing gloriously to Enhou and makekoshi: "Come on guys, what do you want? I just went makekoshi so don't come in here.. He was one step ahead of me. My tachiai was perfect, but I put my leg forward because he is light and that was my mistake. I was thinking of shaking him off by jumping, but he was stronger than I expected. I was swept off my feet and carried out.. Without keiko, it's no good (he was injured in training before the basho). I might get scolded, but that feeling may have led to my makekoshi. I'll start from scratch. It feels like I broke my nose..""
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    Just wanted to post this screenshot of Enho's amazing ashi-tori. I'm sure no one will bet against this appearing in the highlights reel when the basho is over. I feel that we're watching a shonen manga about a young new wrestler in real life here. The David vs an entire army of Goliaths.
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    6+ scores: 6.182 Hamanoyama, after Aki 2002 (inaugural ranking list) 6.007 Hamanoyama, after Kyushu 2002 6.059 Hamanoyama, after Haru 2003 6.112 Asashosakari, after Haru 2014 6.102 Asashosakari, after Natsu 2014 6.049 Pandaazuma, after Aki 2019 There's no practical maximum score, although it's functionally capped by how well (or how badly) the average player does since that provides the scoring baseline. If one took the most recent 6 yusho winners' scores and added those up, that composite "player" would have a ranking score of 6.523 points. Edit: There are currently 4 players above 5.800 points, as far as I can tell that has never happened before; the previous maximum was 3 players after Haru 2014 (linked above). Tough competition at the top right now...
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    Well, today is the day our workflow with Japan was seriously impacted. A bunch of people in our Japan offices tested positive and now nobody is going to office. With the number of people that have it within our company it's really hard to make it fit with the numbers officially released by Japan honestly.
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    First case confirmed at the hospital both my brothers work at. Seeing how they’re treating the situation makes me worry. My country is doomed. I didn’t think it was a big deal but after seeing and hearing about all the idiocy happening in my country I’m not so positive anymore.