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  1. 3 points
    It seems podcasts and videos talking about ozumo usually go in this sub forum. Let us know if we've gotten that wrong. Do many people here listen to sumo podcasts and if so which ones? How about Reddit / Twitch / Discord? Wondering what kind of audience overlap exists.
  2. 3 points
    There's also Kagamifuji, who joined ozumo at 15 and intai'd a few months after his debut. In the thread below, from 2004, he comments on seeing Kotooshu train, and also notes that some Mongolian kid named Arawashi looked pretty handy in the sumo school. http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Rikishi.aspx?r=2829
  3. 2 points
    Moti posted on August 6 that the second round of shots had wrapped up, with the exception of Takasago beya where they had the recent cluster which meant they had to delay theirs. It's been 3 weeks since then so I would assume Ichinojo's as protected as he's going to get now.
  4. 2 points
    Ichinojou has tested positive for the virus today. He had a head cold and other symptoms and got tested yesterday. Ichinojou was in close contact with others who participated in the Kyokai's joint training sessions for four days. All other participants were found negative. "We have to remain vigil, so they will be tested again in two days," said Shibatayama PR guy. Two of Ichinojou's Minato beya lower ranked rikishi heyamates are waiting for their results as well. "At this time there is still enough time till the basho starts so we shall be ready. Unless a drastic change occurs, we'll be good to go," summed Shibatayama Oyakata.
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    To add on to the location info, the Wikipedia page for Provinces of Japan (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Provinces_of_Japan) might be helpful to anyone trying to track down a particular rikishi's name origin. There isn't a good tabular resource that I can easily find in English which directly correlates each old province (as expressed in shikona) with their modern equivalents (as noted as shusshin data by the NSK), but the infobox at the bottom of the page does show small maps highlighting the region if you mouse over them, and the page itself provides a useful overview on a whole-of-Japan basis of what is roughly where. Do note that each province generally has two names - a proper name and the abbreviation, which consists of a representative kanji and the suffix -shu (meaning state/province) or a clarifier term (e.g. Echigo v Echizen to distinguish two states that would otherwise use the same Echi- kanji). Shikona may use either: so Akinoshima uses the full name of Aki province, whereas Bushuyama uses the short form of Musashi province (i.e. Tokyo, which is odd as he was originally from Aomori). This leaves us with specific geographical references (like Mitakeumi and the origin of Sadogatake's Koto-prefix) which are harder to track down, being references to specific mountains or other geographical features, but those would be much more oblique anyway.
  6. 2 points
    Very much a Glasgow /Greater Clyde accent.
  7. 2 points
    Here are the possible milestones for the September basho 2021. Many thanks to Takanorappa and his Bench Sumo stat page where are the good stuff can be mined --> <http://www.takanorappa.com/ichimons.htm> There are nine parts. 1. The players at a new career high rank. 2. The number of active bashos (multiples of 10) - *if* the player turns up in September. 3. Players who have a chance (even if very remote) of going to a new 'multiple of 100' career wins in September. 4. The current top 20 leaderboard for the *all-time* total number of wins. 5. The current top 20 leaderboard for the highest win percentage for *active* players. 6. The top 20 biggest earners from the July 2021 basho. 7. The top 20 biggest earners of all time. 8. The top 20 kensho winners for the July 2021 basho. (Kensho are sponsorships for bouts) 9. The top 20 biggest kensho winners of all time. Enjoy! Jejima (BS rijicho) At a career high rank ms17W Baku (my oldest son - I am so proud!) ms16W Tochiyatsu (fourth time in-a-row on this list - yet to be demoted) ms15W Netsuzakara (yet to hit the wall) ms3E KonyaGaYamada (second time - no wall) J13W aoyume (shin-Juryo! His family will be proud) J6E Nantonoyama (second time) M12W Rikishimiezi (3rd time) M4W Joaoiyama M2E chishafuwaku (this surprises me) M1E toonoryu (as does this) O1E Taka Number of active bashos (If they are active in September 2021.) J12E Kaito - 10 J11W Oyama - 10 .........20 .........30 .........40 ms19E kamogawa - 50 J14E Basoyama - 50 .........60 .........70 J11E Hironoumi - 80 (second time) M1E toonoryu - 90 .........100 J13E Nekonishiki - 110 ms17E Marushiki - 120 .........130 Possible career win milestones this basho: (Current career wins in brackets) Loads are on the brink of 100 wins! 100 wins M16E Chelseayama (87) ms6E Gansekiiwa (88) ms10W Hogashi (90) ms1W Atenzan (90) ms4E Kishikaisei (95) - 2nd time here 200 wins Nobody here. 300 wins ms10E Fujiko (295) - 2nd time 400 wins J7E Oskanohana (391) - 2nd time 500 wins M17W Gawasukotto (488) - 2nd time M12W Rikishimiezi (488) - 2nd time M9W Yassier (493) - 2nd time 600 wins Nobody here. 700 wins M1E toonoryu (688) J7W Roundeye (690) - 2nd time M15W tokugawa (693) 800 wins S1E Metzinowaka (790) J8W Fujisan (790) 900 wins Nobody here Top 20 winningest players of all-time Once again, no changes among the top 10. Doitsuyama again drops a further place. There is some movement among the 'teens'. 1. (=) M6W Chijanofuji - 972 2. (=) J3W Jejima - 965 3. (=) M4E Kintamayama - 963 4. (=) M17E Oshirokita - 956 5. (=) K2W Gaijiingai - 926 6. (=) M5W Takanorappa - 917 7. (=) ms9W Flohru - 869 8. (=) J9E Sherlockiama - 845 9. (=) M11E Jakusotsu - 838 10. (=) O1W Norizo - 825 11. (=) M2W Kitakachiyama - 818 12. (+1) M3W Pitinosato - 810 13. (-1) BG Doitsuyama* - 805 =14. (=) J8W Fujisan - 790 =14. (+1) S1E Metzinowaka - 790 16. (=) ms17E Marushiki - 781 17. (=) M1W Frinkanohana - 775 18. (+2) O1E Taka - 769 19. (=) M6E Konosato - 766 20. (-2) M8W Rubensan - 765 *not currently active Top 20 active players with the highest winning percentage KonyaGaYamada remains at the top, with an impressive percentage - but will that be maintained over time? Good debut from Netsuzakura. 1. (=) ms3E KonyaGaYamada (0.733) 2. (NE) ms15W Netsuzakura (0.667) 3. (+2) M4W Joaoiyama (0.594) 4. (-2) ms6E Gansekiiwa (0.587) 5. (-3) M16E Chelseayama (0.580) 6. (+1) J7E Oskanohana (0.555) 7. (+1) K2E Sakura (0.552) 8. (+2) M11E Andoreasu (0.546) 9. (+2) J8E Golynohana (0.543) 10. (+3) J4W Gurowake (0.542) =11. (NE) J11W Oyama (0.541) =11. (NE) J12E Kaito (0.541) 13. (+3) O1E Taka (0.540) 14. (+1) O1W Norizo (0.5392) 15. (-1) K1E pandaazuma (0.5386) 16. (+1) K1W ScreechingOwl (0.537) 17 (+2) ms9W Flohru (0.5364) 18. (NE) ms19W Tenshinhan (0.5358) 19. (-1) M3E Damimonay (0.535) =20. (-14) ms14E Andrasoyama (0.533) =20. (-11) ms2W Athenayama ( 0.533) Top 20 biggest earners (with July 2021 ranks) in the July basho 2021 (in Yen) Lots of sanyaku just below the yusho winner, Frinkanohana. Juryo yusho winner, Itachiyama *almost* broke into the top ten. 1. (+3) M7W Frinkanohana ¥22,820,700 2. (=) O1E Norizo ¥18,164,100 3. (+2) O1W Taka ¥16,063,100 4. (-3) S1E Damimonay ¥13,964,700 5. (+2) S2E Metzinowaka ¥13,235,700 6. (=) S1W Bill ¥10,627,700 7. (+4) K2W pandaazuma ¥9,785,700 8. (+2) M3W Kitakachiyama ¥9,107,700 9. (NE) M3E toonoryu ¥8,758,700 10. (+6) M12E Chijanofuji ¥8,506,700 11. (NE) J6E Itachiyama ¥8,329,130 12. (+1) M6E Kintamayama ¥8,069,700 13. (-5) M1W Pitinosato ¥7,949,700 14. (NE) M8W Terarno ¥7,714,700 15. (-3) M5W Konosato ¥7,687,700 16. (NE) M5E chishafuwaku ¥7,488,700 17. (NE) M1E ScreechingOwl ¥7,376,700 18. (+1) M2E Rubensan ¥7,163,700 19. (NE) M10W Joaoiyama ¥7,127,700 20. (NE) M6W fujiyama Top 20 biggest earners of all time (in Yen) Some banzuke-gai players are pushed down the rankings. 1. (=) ms9W Flohru ¥1,093,607,210 2. (=) K2W Gaijingai ¥1,041,688,000 3. (=) M4E Kintamayama ¥1,010,549,590 4. (+1) M15E Itachiyama ¥948,521,980 5. (-1) BG Doitsuyama* ¥942,645,880 6. (=) O1W Norizo ¥849,823,470 7. (=) M6W Chijanofuji ¥838,720,650 8. (=) BG Leonishiki* ¥809,068,040 9. (+1) M3W Pitinosato ¥794,567,400 10. (-1) BG Randomitsuki* ¥786,821,310 11. (+2) S1E Metzinowaka ¥732,344,720 12. (-1) BG Rannohana* ¥731,263,660 13. (-1) M6E Konosato ¥731,104,190 14. (=) J5W Susanoo ¥716,237,820 15. (=) J3W Jejima ¥691,297,820 16. (=) M17E Oshirokita ¥673,773,450 17. (=) M3E Damimonay ¥646,555,780 18. (=) M1W Frinkanohana ¥642,503,430 19. (=) J2E Itachi ¥593,214,530 20. (=) M7W Rubensan ¥591,612,260 *Not currently active. Top 20 kensho winners (with May 2021 ranks) in May 2021 Taka got almost twice as many kensho as the winner of the previous basho! 1. (+10) O1W Taka 171 2. (+2) S2E Metzinowaka 135 3. (-1) O1E Norizo 126 4. (-2) S1W Bill 107 5. (+10) K2W pandaazuma 96 6. (+3) M3W Kitakachiyama 82 7. (NE) M7W Frinkanohana 81 8. (NE) M3E toonoryu 79 9. (-8) S1E Damimonay 78 10. (+9) M10W Joaoiyama 70 11. (NE) M5E chishafuwaku 69 =12. (NE) M8W Terarno 67 =12. (NE) M12E Chijanofuji 67 14. (=) M1E ScreechingOwl 65 =15. (-9) M1W Pitinosato 56 =15. (+2) M6E Kintamayama 56 =17. (-5) M5W Konosato 54 =17. (NE) M6W fujiyama 54 19. (NE) M11W andonishiki 53 =20. (NE) M2E Rubensan 50 =20. (-13) M4W Yamashade 50 Top 20 kensho winners of all time Flohru remains on top - for now! Chijanofuji leaps over two banzuke-gai players, into the top 10. Taka makes it into the top 20, kicking out banzuke-gai Takatamale in the process. 1. (=) ms9W Flohru 7668 2. (=) K2W Gaijingai 7509 3. (=) BG Doitsuyama* 6875 4. (=) M4E Kintamayama 6734 5. (=) O1W Norizo 6164 6. (=) M15E Itachiyama 5882 7. (=) BG Randomitsuki* 5809 8. (=) M3W Pitinosato 5772 9. (+2) M6W Chijanofuji 5522 10. (-1) BG Leonishiki* 5507 11. (-1) BG Rannohana* 5482 12. (=) J5W Susanoo 5076 13. (=) M6E Konosato 5051 14. (=) S1E Metzinowaka 4833 15. (=) M3E Damimonay 4357 16. (=) J2E Itachi 4150 17. (+1) M7W Rubensan 3954 18. (-1) BG Ekigozan* 3907 19. (NE) O1E Taka 3809 20. (=) M17E Oshirokita 3808 *Not currently active Get those milestones! Jejima (BS rijicho)
  8. 2 points
    To sort of expand on my brief comment yesterday: I've never been one to disparage his presence in Ozumo, and I frequently cringed at the way some other fans did. But by the same token, there's just no reason to put him on some kind of "at least he had the guts to try" pedestal, either. There are certainly times when it's appropriate to laud a person's spectacular failure at something, but some sort of history-making pushing of boundaries generally ought to be involved. All Shonanzakura did was join a sport with an open-door policy, and he didn't create history, just trivia. Nobody talks about the many other guys who somehow find their way into Ozumo without having any real business being there (and there are plenty), either because they quit much sooner, or because they at least achieve some modest improvements after a year or two and become faceless jonidan dwellers. The best thing to hope for is that persevering in sumo for six years allowed him to pick up some relevant life skills, and that his time there will eventually be consigned to footnote status in his life story, because it really shouldn't be anything more than that.
  9. 1 point
    Ichinojo tested positive. Hoo boy.
  10. 1 point
    Polkadot mawashi? I'll have to listen to the rest of this later. It certainly has some merit, but given my oversaturation with video-conferencing platforms, I think the podcast is more likely to appeal than the Youtube, at least for me personally. I don't see an app on my phone for podcasts, so I assume I need to find a general use app and then hunt down websites where they're downloaded? Joann, you don't know these two women? Texas is such a small state, I'd think y'all might be doing Saturday Sumo Barbeques with a dohyo, some Lone Star rikishi, and maybe a mariachi band? If not, I think you should, and I'd like an invitation since it's my idea.
  11. 1 point
    Here's an animated version from 1994, Dohyo no onitachi (Demons of the Dohyo!): https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV14x411D71x/
  12. 1 point
    We often talk about what can be done to promote sumo in Japan and around the world. We were treated to a fun day of cultural events in Tokyo during the January break in 2019. I just ran across some videos and photos I took, and since we're waiting for Aki to start, I thought I'd share. Besides, I figured some of you sumo aspirants might want to work on your shiko along with all the shin-deshi. Don't hurt yourselves!
  13. 1 point
    There's a new podcast called Inside the Dohyo presented by World of Sumo. So far, there have been 5 episodes, all uploaded 2 months ago. The host is Scott Finley (?sp). He says he's been a sumo fan since the 1990s.
  14. 1 point
    His first name is now Seizan 正山. So full name Suginomori Seizan. Why Seizan? The Okamisan suggested it, as Isegahama Oyakata's first name is Seiya 正也. The 山 in his new name "brings back private memories.." explained the Oyakata. Seiya later, sez Ann.
  15. 1 point
    We've seen posts on this forum from at least three people who were ozumo rikishi at some point and all of them had honbasho losses on their record.
  16. 1 point
    Grand Sumo Breakdown - The show above Sumo Kaboom - Sisters from Texas covering pro and amateur sumo with interviews. Sumo Mainichi - daily recaps and discussion during basho Those are the only ones we are aware of. Don't seem to be any backed by major media outlets
  17. 1 point
    I'm mostly in agreement with Asashosakari's post on the guy: I did kind of get sick of when newer people who'd genuinely not heard of him before would be followed by someone inevitably posting the videos linked above from earlier in his career when he was a total joke, rather than just really bad at sumo, which is where he ended up at the end of his career. Some people took the mere fact he was in sumo at all as some kind of personal insult, usually from the viewpoint of "he's taking up a valuable spot someone else could be using" (doesn't really work like that) or "he's a disgrace to the national samurai spirit of sumo which is like a religious ritual for the Japanese people" (too much time on Wikipedia mate), which I never understood at all. He just highlighted some aspects of sumo that are unique compared to most sports, in that people who are essentially "amateurs" share the same stage as the greatest to ever step in the ring. In any other sport a guy like Shonan would be the worst player on the Sunday league football team or whatever. Also, that you can't really be kicked out of ozumo for the sole reason of being bad. There's maybe a discussion to be had on if someone like Shonanzakura is any more or less of a "parasite" on the sport than the jonidan lifers who we pay no attention to, because they're just a drop in the ocean and there's a consistent group of guys who are of similarly poor quality. Someone like, say, Moriurara; 34 years old, 18 years in sumo, highest rank jonidan 56. No shade on him either but any damage to the NSK's coffers due to Shonanzakura is more than doubled by this guy, so you're going after the wrong guy if this is your angle. I can at least respect him for trying to do what he loved (and there's no other explanation as to why he stuck around so long; he must have loved sumo), though maybe he tried it for a little too long. That said he just turned 23 and still has plenty of time to do something with his life, hopefully without the long term health issues that will follow some of these other no-hopers around forever. In closing, I didn't hate the guy like some people seemed to, nor was I a fan, but the fact his mere existence seemed to annoy people so much was kind of funny. He did look much better in this most recent basho compared to the meme compilation videos of his earlier days when he'd just fall over on purpose, but the fact he lost to a literal child 13kg lighter than him in the form of Byakuen might have been too much, for even him.
  18. 1 point
    Don't worry, he's leaving and can't hurt you anymore.
  19. 1 point
    Shonansakura woke up one morn Sick & tired of everyone's scorn This is a good day-a To quit the heya Do you think he might get into porn?
  20. 1 point
    Dallas Sumo Club - Yamageiko Highlights (August 25, 2021) Wish we could get a few more cowpokes out to yamageiko on Wednesday mornings, it's a hoot to interact with folks passing by and asking "Are y'all are doin' sumo in TEXAS!?" Jared (Osuushigishi) Tadlock's technique and ring awareness wins him the day, but (Oyakata) Corey Morrison kept returning for more with a smirk on his face, hungry for battle!
  21. 1 point
    It's an intai for Shonanzakura, His sumo was free of bravura, He'll make use of his hobby, cooking fried foods and nabe, And open "Hattori Tempura".
  22. 1 point
    Beginner's Guide to Common Shikona Kanji A/Yasu (安) Peaceful. Ex. Aminishiki, Takayasu 174 A/O (阿) Nook. (Usually a Phonetic). Used by Onamatsu Heya. Ex. Amuru 95 Ara/Ko (荒) Rough/Rude Ex. Arawashi, Kotokuzan 214 Asa (朝) Dawn. Used by Takasago Heya Ex. Asashoryu 245 Asahi/Kyoku (旭) Dawn. Used by Oshima and Tomozona Heya. Ex. Asahifuji, Kyokushuzan 162 Azuma/To (東) East. Used by Tomanoi Heya. Ex. Azumaryu, Tochiazuma, Tohakuryu 228 Ba/Ma (馬) Horse. Ex. Kiribayama, Chiyoshoma, Harumafuji, Ama 97 Chiyo (千代) A Thousand Generations. Used by Kokonoe Heya. Ex. Chiyonofuji 124 Conveys the concept of eternal. Dai/Tai/O (大) Large. Ex. Daishoho, Taiho. Osunaarashi 1216 Dewa (出羽) Feathered Departure. Used by Dewanoumi Heya. Ex. Dewanosato 95 In practice, a phonetic reference to an ancient Japanese province. Do (道) Road or Way (Doctrine). Ex. Goeido 59 Fuji (富士) Prosperous Gentlemen. Used by Iseghama Heya. Ex. Hokutofuji 333 Often a phonetic reference to Mt. Fuji Fuji/Do/To (藤) Wisteria. Usually part of real name. Ex.Endo 625 Ga/Ki (牙) Ivory. Ex. Gagamaru, Toki 11 Haku/Shira (白) White. Ex. Hakuho, Shiraishi 127 Hana (花) Flower. Ex. Takanohana 472 Haru/Kasu (春) Springtime. Ex. Harunoyama, Tamakasuga 81 Hi/Ga/Haru (日) Sun/Day. Ex. Kotokasuga, Hitachiryu, Harumafuji 201 Ho (鵬) Giant Bird (Roc, Phoenix or Peng). Ex. Hakuho, Kyokushuho 56 Ishi/Shi/Jaku/IOwa/Seki (石) Rock/Stone. Ex. Ishiura 277 Iwa (岩) Rock/Crag. Ex. Iwakiyama, Takanoiwa 426 Kai (魁) Leader. Used by Asakayama and Tomozuna Heya. Ex. Kaio 95 Kaku/Tsuru/Zuru (鶴) Crane. Used by Izutsu Heya. Ex. Kakuryu 173 Kawa/Gawa (川) River. Usually part of real name. 1024 Kaze/Te (風) Wind. Ex. Yoshikaze, Hayateumi 241 Kiri (霧) Fog. Used by Michinoku Heya. Ex. Kiribayama 36 Kita/Hoku (北) North. Used by Hakkaka Heya. Ex. Kitanofuji. Hokutofuji 314 Ko/Hikari (光) Bright, Shining. Ex. Kotoeko, Hoshihikari 260 Koto (琴) Japanese Zither (Harp). Used by Sadagotake Heya. Ex. Kotonowaka 505 Kuni (国) Nation. Ex. Chiyonokuni 127 Maru (丸) Sphere. Ex. Chiyomaru 115 Mi/Chura/Bi (美) Beautiful. Ex. Aminishiki, Churanoumi 94 Moto (本) Source/Base. Ichiyamamoto 404 Nada/Yo (洋) Ocean Ex. Tochinonada 236 Nishiki (錦) Brocade/Success. Ex. Aminishiki 658 O (王) King. Ex. Oho 92 O (皇) Ruling/Leader. Ex. Kaio 25 Otori/Ho (鳳) Phoenix. Ex. Chiyootori, Shohozan 65 Riki (力) Strength. Ex. Takatoriki 141 Ryu (龍) Dragon. Ex.Hoshoryu, Myogiryu 611 Ryu (竜) Dragon. Ex. Ryuden 230 Sato (里) Source/Home. Ex. Kisenosato 234 Shima/Jima (島) Island. Ex. Toyonoshima, Wajima 441 Sho/Matsu (松) Pine. Usually a real name. Ex. Shohozan, Matsutani 400 Sho/Tobi (翔) To Soar. Used by Oitekaze Heya. Ex. Daieisho, Tobizaru 117 Taka (貴) Noble. Ex. Takanohana, Takakeisho 85 Taka (高) High. Ex. Takayasu 439 Taka/Ryu (隆) Prosperous. Ex. Wakatakakage, Takanosato 86 Tama/Gyoku (玉) Jade. Used by Kataonami Heya.Ex. Tamawashi, Asagyokusei 336 Ten/Ama/A (天) Sky or Heaven. Ex. Keitenkai, Amakaze, Akua 242 Teru/To (照) Shine. Ex. Terunofuji 79 To/Sho (勝) Victory. Ex. Hokutofuji, Tokushoryu, Shonanzakura 179 Tochi (栃) Horse Chestnut Tree. Japanese variant of an obscure Chinese character. 237 Used by Kasugano Heya. Ex. Tochinoshin Tori/Ho (鳳) Phoenix. Ex. Shimotori, Shohozan 65 Toyo/Yutaka/Ho/Bu/To (豊) Full/Rich/Abundant. Ex. Toyonoshima, Yutakayama, Hoshoryu 170 Tsukasa/Shi/Ji (司) Caretaker. Ex. Sagatsukasa 76 Umi/Kai/A (海) Sea or Ocean. Ex. Mitakeumi, Keitenkai, Akua 744 Waka (若) Youth. Ex. Takanowaka, Wakanohana 769 Washi/Shu (鷲) Eagle. Ex. Tamawashi, Kyokushuzan 64 Yama/Zan (山) Mountain. Ex. Akiseyama, Kyokushuzan 3117 Zakura/O (桜) Cherry Blossom. Ex. Shonanzakura, Kagamio 153 Translators for Kanji and Chinese. The characters are pronounced differently, but have the same meaning. Good reference for Kanji, Kata and Hiragana. The Doits DB is your friend. To find the kanji used in a shikona, find the shikona in the DB, and then switch the display to Japanese to get the kanji. The kanji can be copied and pasted. To find all shikona that have used a given kanji character, copy the character, ex. 豊 . Go to the Doits DB. Hit Rikishi. Paste the character in the shikona slot surrounded by asterisks, ex. *豊* . Hit Find Rikishi. This can also be done for lists like Waka*, *Waka and *Waka*. Heya links: Several heya have many rikishi with the same single kanji imbedded in their shikona. Most are derived from the active shikona used by a retired rikishi who acquired the kabu/shisho of the heya: Asakayama – Kai (魁) Derived from Ozeki Kaio (from Tomozuna heya). 14 Hakkaku – HokuTo (北勝) Derived from Yokozuna Hokutoumi. 58 Isegahama – Fuji (富士) Derived friom Yokozuna Asahifuji 50 Izutsu – Kaku/Tsuru (鶴) Derived from M2 Tsurugamine 46 Kasugano - Tochi (栃) Derived from Yokozuna Tochigiyama. Tochigi Prefecture 198 Kataonami - Tama (玉) Derived from Sekiwake Tamanoumi 144 Kokonoe - Chiyo (千代) Derived from Yokozuna Chiyonoyama. 103 Michinoku – Kiri (霧) Derived from Ozeki Kirishima. Probably from Mount Kirishima 20 in Kagoshima Prefecture (Shusshin) Oguruma – Kaze (風) Derived from Ozeki Kotokaze 76 Oitekaze - Daisho (大翔) Derived from Maegashira 2 Daishoyama 36 Oshima - Asahi/Kyoku (旭) Derived from Ozeki Asahikuni. Probably from Mt. Asahidake 104 in Asahikuni's shussin. Sadagotake - Koto (琴) Derived from Komusubi Kotonishiki. Probably from Mt. Kotohiki 473 in Kotonishiki's shusshin. Sakaigawa - Sada (佐田) Derived from Yokozuna Sadanoyama 18 Takasago - Asa (朝) Derived from Ozeki Asashio 105 Tamanoi - Azuma (東) Derived from Sekiwake Tochiazuma (Ozeki Tochiazuma's father). 77 Tomozuna – Kai (魁) Derived from Sekiwake Kaiki. 47 Tomozuna - Kyoku (旭) Derived from Sekiwake Kyokutenho (from Oshima heya). 12 Dewanoumi – Dewa (出羽) Dewa was an ancient province in Northwest Honshu 78 Many shikona contain placename references or parts of the rikishi's real name. Characters with strange meanings are often, but not always, these kinds of references. Check the rikishi's real name and shussin for them. Frequently seen placenames and real names: Names and Places: Aki (安芸) (Peaceful art) from Aki Province, Hiroshima Pref. 28 Ara/Ko (荒) (Rough/Rude) from the Ara River (荒川) that flows through Tokyo. Asahi (旭) (Dawn) from Mt. Asahidake (Mt. Asahi), Kamikawa Pref., Hokkaido Dewa (出羽) (Departing Feather) from Dewa Province, Honshu Fuji (富士) (Prosperous gentleman) from Mt. Fuji Higo (肥後) (Fertile) from Higo Province, Kumamoto Pref. 24 Kiri (霧) (Misty/fog) from Mt. Kirishima, Kagoshima Pref. Koto (琴) (Zither/harp) from Mt. Kotohibiki, Kanonji City, Kagawa Pref. Musashi (武蔵) (Armory) from Musashi Province (Tokyo area) 99 Mutsu (陸奥) (Interior land) from Mutsu Province, Honshu 59 Tochi (栃) (Horse chestnut Tree) From Tochigi Prefecture Tosa (土佐) (Earth assistant ) from Tosa Province, Kochi Pref. 39 To/Sho (大和 / 倭) (Great serenity) from Yamato Province. Nara Pref. 31/8 ….nosato (の里) (Hometown) XXXXnosato. Frequently hometown town of XXXX. 147 ….umi/kai (海) Many shikona ending with umi/kai begin with a location or real name. Matsu/sho (松) (Pine tree) Often part of the rikishi's real name (In Progress) - Updated 10/25/21.
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    The only one I know for sure is Cal Martin (Araiwa). Did Brodi Henderson (Homarenishiki) himself ever post or was it just his father?