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  1. 16 points
    Mitakeumi said today.. just kidding..
  2. 16 points
    I have now updated the site to reflect the 2021 year book.
  3. 12 points
    Daieishou started training today- another fundamentalist- butsugarist. He also had a one week rest, but.. "I was running all over the place between various functions pertaining to my yusho, so rest? No way.. Still, I'm thankful, " he said. He visited his hometown of Saitama as the first ever Saitama boy to get the yusho. He couldn't visit his own house, but spoke via a local TV show with his mother and to his beloved dog. "Even at the railway station there was a huge picture of me and a banner was raised at the municipality. I'm happy that my hometown is excited. I want to properly train as usual so I may be able to do my own kind of sumo and properly build my body. As for the next basho being held in Tokyo, I was asked by Osaka fans to make a good showing in Osaka and i felt I really wanted to do that local basho, but I want to gambarize so they they can properly watch the bouts on TV. I intend to face the next basho as a challenger and not as a favorite.. I want to train hard so that even though my opponents have been studying my sumo, I will be able to do serious sumo.." he said. Is he aiming for Ozeki? "Hey, I have never had a kachikoshi at Sekiwake yet.. If I don't get a kachikoshi, all this talk is nonsense. After I leave some respectable results I can maybe start aiming for Ozeki.." he summed.
  4. 10 points
    Just realized that I neglected (again...) to finish up with the ex-sekitori standings. new KK: Ichiyamamoto, Daishoho, Asabenkei, Takaryu new MK: Keitenkai, Daiseido, Kaonishiki Record Rank Shikona Heya Age Out (Last) HiRk M# J# 3-4 Ms1e Kitaharima Yamahibiki 34 2 (2020.09) M15 1 25 4-3 Ms3w Ichiyamamoto Nishonoseki 27 6 (2019.11) J6 3 4-3 Ms4w Daishoho Oitekaze 26 2 (2020.09) M9 5 12 6-1 D Ms5w Nishikifuji Isegahama 24 1 (2020.11) J13 2 kyujo (c) Ms10e Chiyoarashi Kokonoe 29 44 (2013.07) J10 4 1-6 Ms13e Fujiazuma Tamanoi 33 1 (2020.11) M4 17 21 5-2 Ms13w Kaisho Asakayama 25 6 (2019.11) J11 2 4-3 Ms15e Asabenkei Takasago 31 3 (2020.07) J7 8 susp. Ms16e Abi Shikoroyama 26 1 (2020.11) K 16 8 6-1 Y Ms19w Sakigake Shibatayama 34 5 (2020.01) J10 6 5-2 Ms20e Asagyokusei Takasago 27 4 (2020.03) J12 3 2-5 Ms28w Nionoumi Yamahibiki 34 44 (2013.07) M16 1 12 3-4 Ms29e Amakaze Oguruma 29 16 (2018.03) M13 1 18 kyujo Ms31w Toyohibiki Sakaigawa 36 17 (2018.01) M2 52 14 3-4 Ms35w Keitenkai Onomatsu 30 49 (2012.09) J11 1 5-2 Ms36e Oki Shikoroyama 24 2 (2020.09) J13 1 3-4 Ms41e Daiseido Kise 28 10 (2019.03) J12 3 2-5 Ms42e Higonojo Kise 36 39 (2014.05) J9 4 kyujo (c) Ms42w Asahisho Tomozuna 31 21 (2017.05) M11 4 30 2-5 Ms56w Irodori Shikoroyama 28 5 (2020.01) J11 4 0-1-6 Sd4w Masunoyama Tokiwayama 30 34 (2015.03) M4 13 12 4-3 Sd27w Takaryu Kise 28 32 (2015.07) J13 1 3-4 Sd35w Sagatsukasa Irumagawa 39 40 (2014.03) M9 6 22 4-3 Sd41e Dairaido Takadagawa 40 85 (2006.07) J2 6 3-4 Sd62e Kaonishiki Azumazeki 42 55 (2011.09) J6 2 kyujo Sd73w Kagamio Kagamiyama 32 27 (2016.05) M9 7 14 kyujo Sd95w Tomokaze Oguruma 26 4 (2020.03) M3 5 4 6-1 Jd27e Yoshiazuma Tamanoi 43 37 (2014.09) M12 3 18 6-1 Jd46w Fukushima Nishikido 24 12 (2018.11) J13 1 As announced by now, Ichiyamamoto and Nishikifuji will be returning to juryo. Fujiazuma's shiroboshi on Day 13 ended a 23-bout losing streak. That was apparently the longest streak ever for a rikishi with sekitori experience. Daiseido's 3-4 (from 3-0!) at Ms41e is his lowest-ranked makekoshi ever. Takaryu did the same thing last basho and barely avoided tacking on another lowest-ever MK, getting his kachikoshi on Day 14. (Sagatsukasa is yet another rikishi with recent results like that, but of course it's a wee bit different when it happens to a guy pushing 40 than to a duo aged only 28.)
  5. 9 points
    Tokiwayama-beya has moved out today. The new heya is a 15min. walk away from Tobu Tojo line Tokiwadai station, it had been used by a company dealing with building material. Immediately the heya name plate was installed, double the size of the former. The new building is still covered in blue tarpaulin, but the 1st floor dohyo is already complete, keiko on it will start on the 19th. After 2 so far, the new keiko ground will have only 1 teppo pillar, but it has more space. That they had to move out till April had already been decided as the new oyakata took over in April 2016. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202102160000804.html o o o
  6. 9 points
    Tomokaze has been out for a year and four months now, seven bashos. He suffered a dislocated knee joint on day 3 of Kyushu 2019 while ranked at Makuuchi 3 and dropped all the way to Sandanme 95 in January, meaning he will be ranked at Jonidan for Haru.. The good news, as hokutooshi reported - he will be entering Haru. He has been training lately and in January even lent his chest to Yago in butsugari and has been doing sumo against the Sandanme rikishi of the heya. "He's still not close to being in the shape he was before the injury, but he is properly training to get there.." said his Oyakata. "His return is a miracle.. He seems to have benefited from his problems.." summed the Oyakata.
  7. 9 points
    Tomokaze is back!! He has confirmed that he will be at Haru 2021 after more than a year absence. Best wishes to him.
  8. 8 points
    Source: https://hochi.news/articles/20210215-OHT1T50203.html Harumafuji is scheduled to complete his Masters degree at the Josai International University Graduate school this spring. As long-time followers will know, he opened and is the chairman of his school in Mongolia. It is highly unusual for a former yokozuna to complete graduate school, and his thesis is highly evaluated. In this interview, he talks about his dream developing human resources who can contribute to society both in Mongolia and Japan. Since April 2019, he has been attending the Graduate School of International Administration and deepened his insight as a business manager and educator. 'I liked studying originally. I was studying law via correspondence with the National Law University of Mongolia. I couldn't do [much studying] because I was busy as an active rikishi, but I wanted to retire and start studying again in earnest.' His master's thesis is about 70 000 Japanese characters and concerns the school he set up. He conducted a questionnaire to about 2000 students, parents, faculty and staff, and it seems they were satisfied with the Japanese training and education, such as valuing uniforms and demonstrating gratitude to others. He has also incorporated the lesson he has learnt in sumo to his curriculum, such as respecting etiquette. Did you know that the school uniform and the logo with the sun and Mt Fuji in the background was designed by Harumafuji too? His mentor, Professor Sone Shika (58) commends Harumafuji, stating, 'A master's thesis is usually around 30 000 characters, and he has more than doubled that. It is based on empirical research not everyone can imitate, and its highly complete. I appreciate it.' When asked about what he could bring back from sumo, Harumafuji replied, 'By receiving advice from various teachings and writing the paper, I was able to organise what I had already had in my mind. It is the courtesy, etiquette and moral education that I learned from sumo.' He had spent days coming and going between Japan and Mongolia to further enhance his education. However, he is currently stuck in Japan due to COVID, but is holding meetings on time. By June, he hopes to be able to send off high school graduates for the first time. 'I am who I am now because of sumo wrestling. I want to give back. I was able to realise the Japanese dream and want to help students have this wonderful relationship. When I graduate, I want students to contribute to societies all around the world, including Mongolia and Japan.' When asked about the current state of sumo, he replied, 'I am paying attention to Asanoyama and Takakeisho as they are the next expected generation. Terunofuji also fell to Jonidan due to his serious injury, but he returned well. He worked hard and supported himself. I think he has a strong desire to give back to it. I wish him the best for his Ozeki run this Haru.'
  9. 8 points
    Terunofuji held his wedding ceremony today. The wife (26) is from Mongolia and they have been together since after the May 2015 basho. "I owe my return to my wife," he said. They applied for the marriage certificate three years ago. It was a thirty minute ceremony with about ten people present, including Isegahama Oyakata.
  10. 7 points
    No phone calls this time. Lockdown. Also, not in the mood for funny today. It's a "do or die" basho, after all. Please play properly. No pulling. Gambarize. Your own sumo. Forward. Concentrate day by day. This is serious stuff here. No mah-jong. Only mah-ssage. No socializing. Masks. I lost because i am weak. Give it your all. Listen to your body. If it says something, call a neighbor. Sunscreen. Shinitai. Shin gi tai. Kachinanori. That lady in the corner. Akiseyama's amiuchi. OK, you get it, I'm losing it. The lockdown ate my dingo. This is an invitation to play the "Guess the Banzuke" game!! 23 years, 136 bashos. Please play. Game rules: Guess the Banzuke. Simple. You get two points for a bulls-eye and one point for just getting the rank right. You get no points for being part of the world-wide conspiracy. Tiebreakers - Most total guesses, then we check the banzuke backwards - getting the lower half right will be important. The most correct guesses in the last ten places will win the tiebreaker. If still tied, we go up a ranking at a time like a penalty shootout. It's up to you to check if you are on the list of entries. It's going to be your fault if you don't notice that your entry went missing in the Internet void. No late entries will be expected or accepted. And rules will never be changed. Just like the dohyo will never be lowered. It's an axiom. For rules, standings and PCR tests: http://www.dichne.com/Guess.htm For the nifty entry form: http://sumodb.sumoga...b/GTBEntry.aspx For the "new" archives: http://sumodb.sumoga...gtbarchive.aspx See if you are on the entry list: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/gtb/GTBEntryList.aspx Monday, February 22nd, 2021 at 18:00 GMT ("Go Mah-jong, Tokitsukaze!!") - PLEASE NOTE-THIS IS ONE WEEK BEFORE THE OFFICIAL BANZUKE ANNOUNCEMENT!! Special thanks to Andoreasu who runs it, Doitsuyama who automates and maintains it and to James Worthy, the only person I know who cannot ever say "I am not worthy!!"
  11. 7 points
    Hi all, here are the kimarite statistics for the opening basho of what we all hope will be a much better year. Four heya had to sit this one out altogether due to positive COVID tests in their ranks; this combined with the usual variety of injured absentees meant that only 2,179 torikumi could take place. Also, only 45 different kimarite were registered, the lowest number for exactly 12 years. I don't think anyone can say they feel short-changed though, as Daieisho was firing on all cylinders in the first half and held his nerve to clinch his maiden Makuuchi yusho - the sixth consecutive first-time winner at the Hatsu basho. My personal highlight of the basho was Omote's spectacular ipponzeoi win on Day 3, which saw Tomiyutaka launched into the air and back down with a thud. There was even a second ipponzeoi here courtesy of Mochizuki; that one was a much closer finish that needed a mono-ii to reverse the gyoji's decision. Among basho with complete kimarite data, it's only the 14th with more than one ipponzeoi, and the first since 2013 Nagoya. There were five kekaeshi here, the most in a basho for 11 years and only the third basho overall to reach that number in the last 20 years. In contrast, there was only a single utchari for the first time since 2003 Aki. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Incidentally, this was the first basho since 2013 Haru to see double-digit kettei-sen bouts, and the first since 2009 Haru in which they were all from the non-sekitori divisions. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 0 1 0 0 3 1 5 0.23% Amiuchi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.05% Ashitori 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0.14% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 1 2 1 4 4 0 12 0.55% 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 20 8 36 63 43 6 176 8.08% Hikiotoshi 9 0 24 26 17 2 78 3.58% Hikkake 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.18% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.09% Isamiashi 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.09% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 0.23% Kakenage 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.14% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 7 1 4 5 7 0 24 1.10% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.23% Ketaguri 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.09% Kimedashi 0 0 3 4 5 0 12 0.55% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.14% Kirikaeshi 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0.09% 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 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 6 3 9 17 9 2 46 2.11% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 0.18% Makiotoshi 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.09% 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 7 5 10 24 25 4 75 3.44% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 0.14% Okuritaoshi 1 0 2 5 2 0 10 0.46% 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 71 42 92 139 162 39 545 25.01% Oshitaoshi 6 5 8 16 18 10 63 2.89% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.05% Shitatedashinage 0 1 4 1 4 1 11 0.50% Shitatehineri 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.14% Shitatenage 2 1 11 14 12 5 45 2.07% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.09% Sotogake 2 1 2 1 1 0 7 0.32% 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 7 4 5 15 12 5 48 2.20% 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 1 1 1 0 0 5 0.23% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 7 4 13 9 15 1 49 2.25% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukiotoshi 23 6 23 35 32 3 122 5.60% Tsukitaoshi 0 0 3 3 0 0 6 0.28% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.09% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.05% Uchimuso 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.05% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.05% Uwatedashinage 6 6 7 5 4 2 30 1.38% Uwatehineri 1 0 1 1 1 1 5 0.23% Uwatenage 8 7 13 23 30 4 85 3.90% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 1 0 0 3 0 0 4 0.18% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 62 37 71 139 192 53 554 25.42% Yoritaoshi 11 2 18 29 32 18 110 5.05% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
  12. 7 points
    Interesting topic. I suspect a lot of it just boils down to money. Particularly: That probably covers a lot of cases, yeah. Some retiring oyakata just want/need the money, and if nobody in their group is in a position to put it up straight away, it's conceivable that they have no qualms about looking for a bidder elsewhere (perhaps even with their ichimon's blessing). And then I suspect that there are probably also cases where it's not the kabu that wasn't particularly prestigious, but its holder - if you're a random backbencher who hardly ever played a role in setting your ichimon's direction for three decades, maybe your attachment to the group is no longer all that strong anyway when you retire, if it ever was. The old adage "you can choose your friends, but not your family" almost certainly applies to Ozumo's five "families", too. Off-hand, the only kabu I can recall specifics about is Shikihide. My understanding is that ex-Oshio really wanted to keep his stable a going concern after his retirement, but nobody in the Tokitsukaze group was overly interested in helping him realize that - the heya wasn't exactly a hot property even before ex-Kitazakura started to populate it with his ragtag band of underachievers. So in that case, a willing successor had to be (and eventually was) found outside the ichimon. And considering things soon blew up between Oshio and Kitazakura post-succession, too, perhaps the ichimon members had had their reasons for not getting involved with Oshio there. Oh, one more thing. In cases like Tagonoura, where it's the heirs selling the share because the previous holder died while active, there's probably even less ichimon attachment than usual in many cases.
  13. 6 points
    Kokonoe beya has started training today, including Makuuchi Chiyoshouma and Juryo Chiyoootori. They both went for tests at the KKan today. They were both found positive for the virus a few weeks back but were asymptomatic. "It was regrettable, but since i wasn't hospitalized I was able to watch the sumo and move my body during the Hatsu basho. I shall gambarize next basho!" declared Chiyoshouma. "It was shocking, but I shall re-gambarize!" added Chiyoootori, bouncing a bit. 16 rikishi including the Oyakata tested positive for the virus, resulting in the whole heya sitting out the January basho. The heya will be moving from Sumida ward to their new premises in Katsushika-ku before the next basho, and will begin the move on the 15th.
  14. 6 points
    Kyokai: "Wait. You mean people in other countries watch what we do?" *slowly closes window shades*
  15. 6 points
    Kadoban Takakeishou trained today as usual, fundamentals. "I'm doing the fundamentals properly and am getting my body ready slowly but Shirley whilst checking my ankle. As for doing sumo, I want to start as soon as my body is ready. I do not want to hurry things. I will be joining the Kyokai training session, depending on my condition. When you go makekoshi it means you're not ready. I want to do keiko and get stronger Before last basho I felt ready but I had no ability and you could see the results..Daieshou is also a pusher/ thruster but we are different types. His yusho was a great stimulus for me," he said. His tsukebito Takakento has been promoted to Juryo and he is thrilled by that. "We've been together since we started out so I'm really happy for him. He supported me and encouraged me all the way so his promotion is great. The most important thing now is he get his kachikoshi, so we need to work hard.." he added. OTOH, his former tsukebito Ouhou (ex-Taihou's grandson) was 5-10 in his Juryo debut basho and will be demoted to Makushita. "When you become a sekitori you need to figure out stuff on your own. You need to weather it by yourself, " he summed.
  16. 6 points
    Fuji TV ran a "Sumo Greatest Hits" kind of programme just yesterday featuring Kisenosato and Toyonoshima. https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV1uT4y1N7eY?from=seopage There are full of hidden gems I'm sure all of you will love, such as Daieisho's ukelele playing, rikishi doing clay pottery and, most importantly, Terao's boy band. It is essential viewing for all sumo fans, especially in this slow news period. Enjoy.
  17. 6 points
    Just for completeness, yusho playoff results do have the power to switch the positions of two sanyaku rikishi who otherwise had the same rank and score.
  18. 6 points
    Kadoban Takakeishou started training today, fundamentally. His injured left ankle? "It's not 100% yet but I'm hoping to be able to do the fundamentals," he explained. No butsugari abilities yet. He was injured on day three against Hokutofuji. "I entered a viscious cycle after that.. I've had ankle injuries a few times before.." he added. After the injury he watched the rest of the basho on TV. "I'm just thinking I should heal quickly and build my body ASAP. I wasn't thinking about the fact that the others are doing sumo and I'm not. Daieishou? I think he is strong, so he got the yusho.." he said. Was he nervous because it was a tsuna-tori basho? "No, nothing different from the basho before that. You lose because you are weak. If you are strong, you win. I've got to get much stronger. When you have true strength, you win. If you lose, it means you lack it.." he retorted. As for the March basho being held in Tokyo: "Osaka is my home town and I was expecting a lot of support from the fans out there. It could have been a good turning point for me so it's too bad we won't be going there.." Weight problems, going from 170 to 183 kilos lately? "I'll go with whatever suits my needs. For now, I hope to be able to do the fundamentals while healing my injury," he summed.
  19. 6 points
    Tokitsukaze gathered all his deshi and apologized to them today, said Shoudai by phone. He also said that Magaki Oyakata (ex- Tosanoumi Tosayutaka ) is slated to take over the heya. "He explained to us what happened and apologized. His punishment hasn't been decided yet, right? It felt like he knew what is coming, so he decided to talk to us, I guess, " said Shoudai. The Oyakata gathered everyone in the big room and explained and apologized. He also said he was waiting for the Kyokai's decision. Today was keiko starting day, and Tokitsukaze did appear and oversaw Shoudai's fundamentals training. Magaki was there as well, in a mawashi. "The Oyakata's deeds during the basho are very regrettable, I think.. I think he should have waited to hear what the Kyokai had to say and gambarized.. He could have gone with their decision.." added Shoudai. People involved are explaining that Tokitsukaze is pretty sure the Kyokai will dismiss him, so he has started preparations for a smooth takeover, choosing his junior at Tokyo Agricultural as his successor. "Whatever the final decision, us guys can only continue as it was. In any case, we shall wait for the results.. What a quandary.." summed Shoudai.
  20. 5 points
  21. 5 points
    more footage from the lower divisions in a few days
  22. 5 points
    Quite the opposite -- we have Social Media Influencers® working for us! Maybe some day one of the Kyokai heads will say," Uh, my niece says everybody's reading this English sumo site; she thinks we should put out more Sumo stuff in other languages. I dunno, maybe we should have a meeting to talk about it properly."
  23. 5 points
    Hey everyone - I have a question that after some significant searching (especially in the stock exchange née kabu babu thread), I don't believe can be solved elsewhere on the forum. If it is... sorry! Often times folks on the forum will say a myoseki will be “available for _____ ichimon use," but that doesn’t seem to always be the case and especially within the last 10-15 years. I appreciate most names have a significant history within a particular ichimon, others may have jumped via heya transfers, or (critically) in situations where Takanohana or loyalties to him were involved given the complexity of the movements of various oyakata supporting or not supporting his ambitions earlier in the last decade. But some are really perplexing, especially since you wouldn't have thought those in "control" wouldn't want to cede votes for electoral proceedings (never mind the fact that rikishi retirement possibly has some, but not a total correlation with the amount of names available or the location of the myoseki itself). Here are some somewhat recent examples, which are more numerous than I might have thought (~10% of all names). Is it possible that where there is no clear succession planned, and/or where the name is not especially prestigious, it might be a bit of a free for all? Or have I dun goofed and just missed some particularly obvious relationships/marriages that might have led to these names moving out of an ichimon? Thanks! Dewanoumi Ikazuchi - basically always in the Tatsunami ichimon family until picked up by Kakizoe 10 years ago Wakafuji - another historically belonging to Tatsunami ichimon until the late 2000s Takekuma - hadn’t been in the in the Dewanoumi ichimon since the ichimon's founding until picked up by Goeido last year Shikihide - when salt bae Kitazakura grabbed this, it had never been in the Dewanoumi ichimon Nishonoseki Kumagatani - was in Tatsunami ichimon forever and involved in a lot of temp changes owing to heya drama, now all the sudden it’s over in Kataonami beya. Tagonoura - was almost exclusively in the Dewanoumi ichimon family before the current holder picked it up Tokitsukaze Urakaze - was always in the Tatsunami ichimon family before being picked up by the current owner Magaki - seems to have been connected to three other ichimon, but never Tokitsukaze before Tokitenku picked it up a few years back. Kitajin - in Nishonoseki ichimon for 35 years, now in Tokitsukaze with Endo (albeit in a stable formerly of Tatsunami where it was historically), doesn’t seem particularly prestigious Takasago NIshikijima - always in the Tokitsukaze family (where most recently Toyonoshima had been supposedly making payments) until Asasekiryu picked it up a few years ago
  24. 5 points
    I'm very proud of this thread.
  25. 5 points
    I knew one day this image would become handy. I knew it!