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  1. 4 points
    Better late than never I hope - here at last are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in the final basho of the year. A yusho race that went down to the wire plus some rare kimarite at sekitori level made for an entertaining third consecutive basho at the home of ozumo. Takakeisho triumphed in the top flight to set up what should be a tough tsunatori basho in the new year From a kimarite perspective, my personal highlight of the basho was Terutsuyoshi's sotokomata win against Enho. It was the first sotokomata in any division for just over five years, and the first at sekitori level since the 2005 Hatsu basho. Actually it could have been something even more scarce - earlier in the bout, Terutsuyoshi appeared to attempt a sotomuso (see screenshot below), which has been unused at any level for over 18 years. Popular Juryo returnee Ura was already in the headlines, but he added to that on Day 5 with an izori win against Kyokushuho. It was the first izori at sekitori level since that of Tomonohana in the 1993 Hatsu basho - he is now Tamagaki-oyakata and happened to be on shimpan duty for Ura's bout here. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 3 0 0 1 3 0 7 0.28% Amiuchi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Ashitori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 2 1 0 3 1 3 10 0.41% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Harimanage 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Hatakikomi 38 18 43 44 53 9 205 8.34% Hikiotoshi 4 8 20 20 33 7 92 3.74% Hikkake 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 0 2 4 2 8 0.33% Izori 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.08% Kakenage 2 0 0 1 3 0 6 0.24% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 3 5 4 4 6 1 23 0.94% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kimedashi 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 0.20% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kirikaeshi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kotenage 4 7 8 10 11 3 43 1.75% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.08% Kubinage 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0.20% Makiotoshi 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0.12% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuridashi 10 5 9 27 23 5 79 3.21% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 3 0 0 2 0 5 0.20% Okuritaoshi 1 2 1 6 2 0 12 0.49% 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 67 45 113 194 161 55 635 25.82% Oshitaoshi 18 4 9 11 26 5 73 2.97% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatedashinage 3 2 0 2 0 0 7 0.28% Shitatehineri 0 0 2 1 4 1 8 0.33% Shitatenage 3 2 13 19 20 4 61 2.48% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Sotogake 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.20% Sotokomata 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sukuinage 4 4 3 10 23 3 47 1.91% 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 1 2 0 3 0.12% Tottari 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.20% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 15 5 24 16 8 0 68 2.77% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 2 4 2 8 0.33% Tsukiotoshi 20 9 27 45 27 5 133 5.41% Tsukitaoshi 2 2 1 2 2 0 9 0.37% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.08% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 1 1 0 0 3 0 5 0.20% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.12% Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Utchari 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.12% Uwatedashinage 4 5 6 6 11 1 33 1.34% Uwatehineri 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.12% Uwatenage 10 8 16 36 38 11 119 4.84% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0.16% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 60 48 90 163 186 53 600 24.40% Yoritaoshi 4 5 19 19 48 7 102 4.15% Zubuneri 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% 12,246 honwari torikumi took place in the five basho held this year, with 67 kimarite used (excluding fusen and hansoku). Oshidashi was the most common for only the second calendar year in the current kimarite era, following 2018. However, the difference between oshidashi (3110, 25.40%) and yorikiri (3088, 25.22%) was only 22, the fifth consecutive year that the gap has remained in double digits. Among the unused kimarite, the only real surprise was the lack of tsuriotoshi - in the last 29 years, only 2016 had previously seen it draw a blank. Tsutaezori is by no means commonplace, but it did make at least one appearance in each of the last four years. Marked with an asterisk are those kimarite that appeared last year but not this. Gasshohineri Kakezori Kozumatori Mitokorozeme * Okurigake * Okuritsuriotoshi Omata Sabaori Shumokuzori Sotomuso Sototasukizori Susotori Tasukizori * Tsukaminage Tsumatori Tsuriotoshi * Tsutaezori * Waridashi Yaguranage Yobimodoshi Four kimarite appeared this year having been out of action for differing amounts of time. Kawazugake (2018.05) Koshinage (2017.11) Okuritsuridashi (2017.09) Sotokomata (2015.07) Thanks for reading!
  2. 4 points
    Terunofuji was fundamental today, and then was sumo as well-15-20 bouts against Takarafuji. The other heyas were still taking it easy with fundamentals and stuff after the one-week break. "With our heya it's the norm. Everything as usual.. " he said. The guys already started personal training a few days ago. "Everything as usual too.." he added. He lost his chance for a yusho in a playoff bout last basho. "Last basho is over. I can only gambarize for the next basho. This year went as I had expected.. I hope to do all I can and make the people who are watching happy. I am aiming for double-digit wins, I guess.. I hope to end the last year of my twenties on a high point as I enter my thirties, " he summed.
  3. 3 points
    I found no recent thread, the NSK regularly posts about this youtube/日本相撲協会公式チャンネル/search?query=相撲部屋ちゃんこ Itadaki is (again) preparing the Isenoumi-beya chanko, with the help of Kyonosato
  4. 3 points
    There's a pretty clear video of zubuneri on the NHK Sumopedia page. Look for the "#3 Techniques" video at the 1:20 mark. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/sumo/sumopedia/
  5. 2 points
    NHK broadcasts 1h live on NHK-G, starting 17h JST, 124 athletes compete. https://www2.nhk.or.jp/hensei/program/p.cgi?area=001&date=2020-12-06&ch=21&eid=24527&f=395 Tanioka aims for a 2nd yusho in a row, this time from corporate sumo as a coach, like his late Kindai mentor Ito had accomplished 1991 (topic/39622-kindai-sumo-club-coach-ito-in-memoriam/). A word by Ito had made him decide to follow his mentor on the path of a coach and not go into ozumo. 6 min. news clip from local NHK: vid posted on YT: Edit: no spectators, thus there will again be no videos from the usual channels - though there also is talk that there even will be spectators
  6. 2 points
    For Tohakuryu: The kanji 東 likely can reference his home, Tokyo, his stable naming convention/legacy (Azuma/To/ 東), and his University: 東洋大学.
  7. 2 points
    Today the new Oho paid grandpa Taiho's shusshin town Teshikaga and the local Taiho museum a visit - the last time he was there was June last year. ooooo o After that he attended the "Oho juryo promotion celebration"-party, where he received the new kesho mawashi o with the town mayor on the left, with the artist o o on the left the oyakata and mum o
  8. 2 points
    A Yoridashi, apparently..... A belt grip Gaburi Yori or something, I guess. You grip him close and shove him out with your body, as opposed to using any outright manhandling or lifting with your arms....
  9. 2 points
    This year soba studio Futaba also started the sale of sumo goods, an event catering chanko nabe service and for the year end/start: take-out toshikoshi chanko nabe o
  10. 2 points
    Chiganoura-beya https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/12/02/sumo/chiganoura-beya/
  11. 1 point
    Sekiwake Takanoshou has begun his preparations for Hatsu. "I was able to rest well so the fatigue has gone. Today, just some shiko foot-stompin'' and basic calisthenics. I'm happy to have gotten my kachikoshi but condition-wise it was not a good basho for me. My relatives and brothers were there to support me through the rough patch of three straight losses after day seven and I was able to recover. The fact that I am able to train with Takakeishou is a great confidence booster for me. I am not being pushed back as much anymore. That is certainly an improvement. After his yusho, I want to face next year with the feeling that I'm next in line.. It was a good year - four straight kachikoshis, my first sansho, sanyaku.. I'm looking forward to next year with a good feeling. Ozeki? If I think about that I won't be able to do any sumo.. I'll just go about it concentrating day by day without being conscious of that possibility.." he said.
  12. 1 point
    If Hakuho gets ichidai toshiyori status upon retirement (as he should IMO), the shikona will be removed from the available rikishi names. However, if he uses his 5 years grace to wait for the Miyagino kabu (always a possibility), the Hakuho shikona might still be available, but it will be even more illustrious than Chiyonofuji. I can't imagine any oyakata or rikishi wanting to sully it with an inferior performance.
  13. 1 point
    I was very shocked too that Ōho wanted to use Taiho straight from Juryo. To me, that indicates either a very ambitious or risk-taking personality. If I were in his position, I think Yokozuna is the least qualification I need to use the name Taiho. Just speculation, but do you ever think Hakuho will allow someone else to use his name? In that case, I don't think even being a Yokozuna would suffice. 20 yusho might be a start. I can totally envision him giving the name to someone who is not his direct descendant though.
  14. 1 point
    Ah, I see! Sorry for that, I was already in bed with half eyes open when browsing the forum
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  16. 1 point
    This particular basho was for sure an interesting collection of cool and rare kimarite, at least in the sekitori ranks. I loved the ushiromotare from Ura against...Azumaryuu? And I'm still trying to figure out what's exactly a zubuneri, I've seen the video several times, but still don't get it :/. Thank you for your usual post, @Yubinhaad, I always enjoy it a lot
  17. 1 point
    The table shows the stats for this basho, the text after is about the year overall - sotokomata appeared this basho, the other three in earlier basho of the year. Sorry for any confusion, I could probably write those things a bit clearer.
  18. 1 point
    Next fight for Sudario: At RIZIN.26 in the Saitama Arena on New Year's Eve, vs. 44y old Minowaman, (172cm, 88kg) (MMA rule, -120kg) o o Press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWx2apyB-RQ&t=27m30s
  19. 1 point
    Another excellent article by John Gunning. Thanks for posting it. I suppose I should just go ahead and subscribe to the JT... Maybe soon, andmostly for John's articles, although I confess to being interested in many other topics in this amazing country.
  20. 1 point
    This is the final poll for 2020 to report back on. Question 1: Based on research at Sumo Reference, the last ten times that an M13W had 8-7, he has been promoted to somewhere in the region described as 'Lower Makunouchi' 9 times, and once to Mid-Makunouchi. So, for the purpose of this poll, I am going to presume that he will be ranked in lower Makunouchi for January 2021 (and will come back to correct, if necessary). Four players predicted this range:- Oshirokita (M12W), Gaijingai, Jejima (M17E) and Nantonoyama. Based on making a comment with the actual prediction is worth more than not making a comment, Oshirokita is currently in poll position, with Jejima in second place. Question 2: Ichinojo ended up with four KKs (robbed of his potential fifth?). This was predicted by eight players, including Gaijingai and Nantonoyama. These two are now tied for the lead. Question 3: Ichinojo's best result (twice) in 2020 was 9-6. Oshirokita and Jejima both predicted this. Okay, let's examine the other bits and pieces... Jejima (five KK) and Oshirokita (three KK) were both one out with question two. Nantonoyama (11-4) was two out with question 3 - so out of the running. Gaijingai (8-7) was one out with question 2. However, Gaijingai did not leave any comments below, so is rules out on the tie-breaker. Oshirokita will be closest with his prediction of Ichinojo's rank on the new banzuke, so he can claim the yusho , and Jejima will have to be content with the jun-yusho . NB: If Ichinojo's rank is M10 or higher on the new banzuke, I will have to re-examine this poll.
  21. 1 point
    Update: November 2020 Makuuchi: Juryo: Makushita: Sandanme: Sd27e - Kume Kiyoshi (粂 貞), Kotokume, Sadogatake (#23) (5-2) Sd56e - Ito Hikari (伊藤 暉), Kotoito, Sadogatake (#7) (3-4) Sd75w - Honda Rikiya (本多 力也), Kochikara, Tagonoura (#31) (3-4) Jonidan: Jonokuchi: Comments Though all three wrestlers are now in Sandanme, Kotokume was the only one in this group to have posted a winning score in November. Makushita is beckoning. #18 Takei Sakutaro is one of the new recruits this past basho, so we'll be seeing him on this list next year.
  22. 1 point
    With the limit of 5000 persons per day, only day 15 was officially sold-out, but resale tickets were available till the just before that day. No attendance figures were reported since the approximate one from day 1 of the July basho. The TV ratings for November 2020, 2nd half of makuuchi in the top 20 of Kanto (Asahi) and Kansai (blog), plus data from Video research, with a bit from the 1st half and/or juryo (early), and also total actual average and peak viewer figures from all of Japan, as million viewers. Only 1 broadcast per week of a program is listed (esp. news), the Kansai blog now apparently has sumo as the same program every day. Nov. 20 mil. viewr. early Kan sai Day Kanto % peak avrg peak % avrg peak % 1 14. 13.3 8.32 14.22 5.3 4.34 9.28 20. 13.4 2 17. 13.3 3 12. 13.6 4 12. 13.6 7.7 4.10 7.59 5 19. 13.2 6 12. 13.6 7 3. 15.7 9.04 14.82 5.6 4.58 9.52 8 6. 14.8 9.04 15.18 10. 14.1 9 15. 14.3 10 13. 14.4 8.0 11 12. 14.5 12 16. 14.2 13 6. 15.4 8.0 4.34 8.44 14 4. 17.9 15 1. 20.5 24.3 12.65 20.00 8.6 5.18 15.18 2. 18.4 http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14691903.html https://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2020/11/40287.html https://www.videor.co.jp/audience/2020/11/40372.html https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12637320855.html http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14700675.html https://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2020/11/40402.html https://www.videor.co.jp/audience/2020/11/40447.html https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12638712048.html http://www.asahi.com/articles/DA3S14708953.html http://hochi.news/articles/20201124-OHT1T50033.html https://www.videor.co.jp/tvrating/2020/11/40467.html http://www.videor.co.jp/audience/2020/12/40507.html https://ameblo.jp/w3t6t2pmaj/entry-12640316120.html
  23. 1 point
    Update: November 2020 Makuuchi: Juryo: Makushita: Ms33w - Yoshii Ko (吉井 虹), Yoshii, Nakagawa (#3) (4-3) Sandanme: Ms48w - Otsuji Riki (大辻 理紀), Otsuji, Takadagawa (#6) (3-4) Jonidan: Jonokuchi: Comments Yoshii continued his slow but steady rise up the ranks with a third consecutive 4-3, he's yet to post a makekoshi since joining Ozumo. Otsuji however stuttered on his Makushita debut.
  24. 1 point
    These records of obsolete kimarite are like trace fossils of rare dinosaur species. We know they existed but we don’t have enough evidence to confirm exactly what they were. It’s a little frustrating to have so much information but there be such little substance to it.
  25. 1 point
    John G paints a pretty picture for 2021: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/11/25/sumo/takakeisho-terunofuji-sumo-2021/