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  1. Raishu

    New recruits Natsu 2023

    Fair enough, maybe "recruited" is the wrong term here, more like "convinced by". Also I edited my post, because I forgot to put the "beya" behind Nakamura. What I meant is, that if ex-Yoshikaze eventually succeeds to found his own Nakamura-beya (Geez, the name really makes it hard here), would Nakamura (the rikishi) follow him, since both share the same alma mater. Yoshikaze brought a good amount of rikishi to Nishonoseki when Oguruma beya dissolved and I expect them all to follow him, when and if he opens his own stable.
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    New recruits Natsu 2023

    So we can assume he was personally recruited by ex-Kisenosato (not by former Nittaidai graduate Yoshikaze) and would stay at Nishonoseki in case Nakamura-beya was to be established eventually?
  3. Raishu

    Kagamiou news

    By numbers yes, but the NSK has reduced the spots for sewanin the recent years and wakaimonogashira posts are all taken at the moment. I'd also say the have plenty of other homegrown options in the lower ranks to cover these jobs.
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    Kagamiou news

    Me neither. But as I understand it, foreign rikishi are on an (entertainment?)-visa as long as they are registered with the NSK. A hasty retirement means he has to switch to a different visa (if that's possible) or leave the country. Further, I am not aware whether he still is heavily injured, but he has access to medical care as long as he is "active". Gagamaru also needed several months to sort out his future and dropped in the rankings before finally calling it quits. I don't see anything unusual in Kagamio's case. And if he has Japanese citizenship now, he can move on... whatever his plans are.
  5. Raishu

    Kagamiou news

    That was my first thought too.
  6. Raishu

    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Well, that's the point here. Asanoyama was in a disadvantageous position after the tachiai, while Daishoho was able to get a double grip right away. You can see Asa grabbing Daishoho's sagari with his left hand and only had a firm grip with his right. When he tried to get his left in, Daishoho moved forward and the ex-Ozeki couldn't turn things around anymore. Classic bout of "lost it at the tachiai" - which can also happen to an ex-Ozeki in Juryo.
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    Joukouryuu retires

    When I saw his first 4 bouts I had the gut feeling that this might be his last tournament on the dohyo. As others have mentioned already, big start and rather mediocre injury plugged sekitori career. Due to the current kabu draught, he will probably be one of quite a few eligible Kise beya veterans that have to leave the NSK sooner or later. Tokushinho preceded Jokoryu. Akiseyama as a mostly Juryo veteran is very likely not in line for a share and Hidenoumi more or less belongs in the same category. At least Tokushoryu with a yusho and over 60 sekitori basho under his belt should have a decent chance IMO.
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    Retirements after Nagoya 2022

    Son of Asahiyama Oyakata.
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    Ajigawa beya?

    Just on a quick side note: On my sheets, I have Takarafuji linked with the Kiriyama stock - currently used by Asahisho on loan. The share itself has had its links with the old and new Isegahama stable, so I would assume that Takarafuji's future can be divided from the current Ajigawa/Isegahma situation.
  10. I always perceived that oyakata decide for themselves whether they want to continue or not.... regardless of their former role or position. Let's not forget a sanyo is also cheaper in salary than a regular employed oyakata, so it's probably in the NSK's financial interest as well. Regarding kabu succesion I would rather calculate with 70 than 65 years as retirement age from now on. Even ill-healthed guys like Araiso and Oguruma stay on ... I expected them to go into well deserved retirement, but no. I voiced this once before: I am rather surprised that the rikishi-kai has never addressed this important topic because it makes career planning after intai severely complicated and puts more guys on hot seats than neccessary.
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    Heya moves

    So these must be the premises that belonged to the OG Azumazeki beya (run by Takamiyama). I think the ones in Katsushika (where Ushiomaru set the heya after the shisho's retirement) are now used by Futagoyama beya, IIRC.
  12. Raishu

    New recruits Haru 2022

    Thanks for your reply. I thought so too, that numbers might be published around the rescheduled event.
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    New recruits Haru 2022

    I assume that means no official numbers until then or have they been published already? I couldn't find anything online.
  14. Raishu

    Kyokushuuhou retires

    I fondly remember the well-staffed "Future Yokozuna Kyokushuho bandwagon" here on the forum (any of these members still active btw?). Many had high hopes for him, but his journey up the ranks ended at Maegashira 4. Sure enough, his sekitori career can be labelled a success overall, but I would have expected at least one Sanyaku appearance. As far as we know, he hasn't acquired Japanese citizenship and will leave the NSK. Good luck to him!
  15. Well, it's just an interpretation from my part, but you could see very reserved behaviour from both of them during Takekaze's danpatsushiki when Nakamura had his turn with the scissors. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Wzvmz3oxM&feature=youtu.be While Oshiogawa had handshakes, shoulder taps and nice words with basically all of the attendees, well ... with Nakamura, there was only frozen air. But as I said, pure speculation...