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  1. Raishu

    Takakeisho injury update

    Wrong numbers. Add 20kg and 5cm.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Well, he is back on the Kyokai members list, so I assume it was just a technical error.
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    Kisenosato intai

    Allright, thank you for your detailed report. As you wrote, a lot of speculation and no clear hints at all (especially the cook-thingy adds some kind of ridculousness to it). Crazy idea: Maybe he can buy or temporarily rent the premise from the Izutsu heirs, unless they want to use it privately? (Nishikido beya occupies the old Takasago building AFAIK - but they belong to the same ichimon, so different situation).
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    Kisenosato intai

    Does any aritcle give a hint why exactly Araiso wants to settle in that particular district? I mean, it might attract a few Otaku-kids or amateur rikishi, who attach great importance to tumbling from the keiko-ground into the next arcade hall. On a side note: A quick look at the sumo stable map shows, that the majority of the newly founded heya (2013 - present) set up their premises a bit away from the sumo epicenter (Ryogoku area) - probably due to to financial reasons.
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    Satoyama Intai

    I assume there were more people involved. The video starts right during ex-Kisenosato's snip, so others (most likely retired rikishi and people from outside the Ozumo world) had their turns before.
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    Satoyama Intai

    Videos incoming: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Or9rC0n5FDY
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    Former rikishi activities

    I think this has not been posted so far (and the videos date back to 2017/2018), but it seems that moto-Takanoyama is now involved with the Czech MMA Association: https://www.facebook.com/czechMMAA/videos/pavel-bojar-14-let-nejvyšší-liga-sumo-v-japonsku-přednáška-tréning/1249383581864575/ https://de-de.facebook.com/czechMMAA/videos/sumista-pavel-bojar/1249394918530108/ Also, he made an apperance on Czech magazine TOP STAR, answering questions about his sumo past and his post-career ambitions (his daughter has a cameo, it seems): https://fr-fr.facebook.com/TOPSTAR/videos/pavel-bojar-je-jediný-český-zápasník-sumó-v-japonské-historii-a-taky-ten-jehož-p/1802369076445619/
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    I think WAKATAKE was referring to Kakuryu potentially becoming an oyakata - not necessarily taking over or re-establishing Izutsu-beya. But your observation surely is accurate (but things can change, as we all know ... ).
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Very true. But what are the odds that he is actually planning a later career within the NSK? So far, we only know the following: he hasn't become a Japanese citizen yet (well, things can happen quickly - I know), his wife and kids seem to live in Mongolia - not with him in Japan (this was mentioned after his last yusho, IIRC) and we haven't received any public statement from Kakuryu whether he wants to become an oyakata or not. At this point, I am more inclined to believe that the Kyokai will lose another Yokozuna after his active career.
  10. Raishu

    Sumo Reference Updates

    The database lists Tamanoi's Tokiryu (東輝龍) as intai, but it is indeed Isenoumi-beya's Tokiryu ( 鬨龍 ). See here: http://www.sumo.or.jp/ResultRikishiData/intai_rikishi/
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    I am pretty sure that rikishis' preferences don't play a major role here. Maybe they will ask for Kakuryu's opinion, but in the end it's more about historical affiliation with other heya within the ichimon, personal connections between oyakata or which heya can actually provide enough space for a merge (fair enough, only 3 wrestlers are rather easy to handle).
  12. Raishu

    All Japan Corporate Championship

    Please confirm that he is a Kinki University graduate.
  13. Raishu

    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Fun fact: Out of 16 foreign-born sekitori, only two were able to achieve KK this basho (Kaisei 9-6, Sokokurai 8-7 in Juryo). Probably one of the worst scores ever, I assume ...
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Well, it makes totally sense, that the most prestigious heya of the ichimon will absorb the Yokozuna and the lower ranked rikishi (in case none of the two will retire after the basho). What's also interesting: will his brother get the Izutsu share (and thereby transfer it to the Nishonoseki-ichimon - which would strengthen their political power by one more vote)? Or is it moto-Sakahoko's will, that the kabu has to remain with the Tokitsukaze group alongside his deshi? To preserve the current balance of power, the heirs of Izutsu could simply swap shares with moto-Terao and sell the Shikoroyama kabu within Tokitsukaze-ichimon - at least that appears to me as the easiest way to do it (unless the heirs do not care who will get it and simply sell the share to the highest bidder). I guess we will have to wait and see what will predominate in the end: family ties or ichimon-affiliation.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    I won't deny that. I won't deny that, either. Does it? You can be the best migi-yotsu guy around, but when the oshi-specialist denies you to get your game going, all these grappling techniques are of no avail. Fair enough, the good ones, who make it to the top, probably know how to handle their opponents. Concerning the competition: well, let us wait and see how he will do, when the top talents born between '97-'00 (Kotonowaka, Naya, Kototebakari, Tsukahara, Tochikamiyama, Hoshoryu among them) have reached the top.