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    Kotoyuuki intai

    Yes - and the first one born in the Heisei era.
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    New recruits Natsu 2021

    Messed up the quote box on my phone so trying again: Nikkan reports that he will be joining Tatsunami-beya instead, having had a change of heart since his father (ex-Tokitsuumi) resigned from the Kyokai.
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    New recruits Natsu 2021

    Joining Oitekaze-beya is Ippei? Oda? (小田 一平), who has recently graduated from Johoku Junior High School in Joetsu, Niigata prefecture. He has no sumo experience, instead being a member of the baseball club during his time at the school; he also served as the student council president. He was pictured last month at a ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the school. Elsewhere, Futagoyama-beya has its first urakata, 18-year-old tokoyama Tokomiyabi (床雅, とこみやび).
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2021 Haru

    Hello all, sorry for the delay but here are the kimarite statistics for this basho. It was certainly more diverse than the last one, with 53 kimarite appearing at least once. Oshidashi was the most common kimarite here, accounting for 26.43% of bouts. While that in itself isn't a record, the gap of 3.22% over yorikiri is the largest difference recorded in basho where oshidashi has come out on top. Meanwhile, yorikiri's own percentage of 23.22% marks a new low for the current kimarite era, surpassing the previous low of 23.39% from 2012 Haru. As mentioned in the discussion thread at the time, Wakahiroto produced a rare susotori ankle pick on Day 7, the first one since the 2015 Kyushu basho, and only the 14th since 2001. Ishii had to work for the win but he eventually toppled Asashinjo with a kawazugake. It's a good job he's not still a judoka - kawazugake is among judo's banned techniques. Since Satoyama's retirement I've taken a shine to Kainoshima, who has a similar body type and is good at the same kind of moguruzumo style. This basho he clinched his kachi-koshi with a nice zubuneri against Nihonyanagi. Tsuriotoshi drew a rare blank in 2020, but it was put back in action this basho in impressive fashion, by Enho of all people. I wouldn't usually mention abisetaoshi, but this basho the total reached double digits for the first time since 2014 Aki. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 1 2 1 3 2 10 0.43% Amiuchi 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Ashitori 0 2 0 3 0 1 6 0.26% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 5 1 2 3 2 2 15 0.65% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.09% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 18 24 31 43 33 6 155 6.74% Hikiotoshi 8 5 17 29 33 5 97 4.22% Hikkake 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.17% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 2 0 1 1 1 1 6 0.26% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.09% Kakenage 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.09% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 4 3 4 5 6 0 22 0.96% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kekaeshi 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.13% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 5 0 2 3 6 0 16 0.70% Kimetaoshi 0 0 1 1 1 1 4 0.17% Kirikaeshi 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.09% Komatasukui 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Koshikudake 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 8 2 9 10 14 3 46 2.00% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Kubinage 0 2 1 1 1 0 5 0.22% Makiotoshi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% 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 9 6 8 16 23 5 67 2.91% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Okurinage 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Okuritaoshi 3 1 0 1 4 0 9 0.39% 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 64 65 93 167 185 34 608 26.43% Oshitaoshi 15 10 15 14 25 4 83 3.61% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.09% Shitatedashinage 1 1 2 4 2 0 10 0.43% Shitatehineri 0 1 2 1 0 0 4 0.17% Shitatenage 9 0 8 7 14 5 43 1.87% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 1 0 1 2 2 0 6 0.26% 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 8 4 11 17 10 2 52 2.26% Susoharai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Susotori 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Tottari 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.09% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 12 8 13 18 16 0 67 2.91% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 3 2 0 5 0.22% Tsukiotoshi 20 11 24 41 33 7 136 5.91% Tsukitaoshi 1 1 1 1 2 0 6 0.26% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Tsuriotoshi 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Utchari 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 0.17% Uwatedashinage 3 2 3 11 8 0 27 1.17% Uwatehineri 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0.13% Uwatenage 11 7 15 33 36 9 111 4.83% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.09% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 69 43 83 157 139 43 534 23.22% Yoritaoshi 12 6 12 29 37 6 102 4.43% Zubuneri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04%
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    Retired after March 2021

    Hisanotora retires after 15 years, having joined the previous Tagonoura-beya in 2006, coming from the same home prefecture as the shisho (former Maegashira Kushimaumi). When the shisho died suddenly and the heya closed, he was among the survivors who moved to Dewanoumi-beya. He was a powerful pusher-thruster type and easily an upper Makushita-level rikishi, but his career was too often blighted by injury, including repeated eye injuries. I don't know if that was what caused his intai, but he wouldn't be the first rikishi to be advised to stop rather than risk permanent sight loss in the future. His danpatsu-shiki took place at Dewanoumi-beya.
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    Eh? Those two were reported on the previous page. Maezumo was cancelled for this basho's shindeshi group, so they will all be in Jonokuchi on the Natsu banzuke.
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    The elder Yoshida brother started doing sumo in elementary school at the Shiyukan Sumo Dojo in Shima, Mie prefecture, which has Shimanoumi among its notable alumni. However, after starting at Fumioka Junior High School he joined the track and field club as a sprinter. In 2012 he ran the second leg in the 4 x 100m relay team that won gold in the Chiba junior high school championships. He continued sprinting at Shoyo High School and set a 100m personal best of 11.00 seconds, and was still active in Gifu Keizai university (now Gifu Kyoritsu). However, he was still keen on sumo and decided to join Takasago-beya alongside his younger brother, while he still had time. His shikona is Asasorai (朝走雷), the second kanji is a nod to his athletics background - it means run. Yoshida is #2313 in these pictures.
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    Azumazeki beya folding?

    The five remaining rikishi moved today (April 3rd being an auspicious day on the Rokuyo calendar) along with Azumazeki-oyakata (former Komusubi Takamisakari), Makuuchi gyoji Kimura Yonosuke and yobidashi Daikichi. Not making the trip was 3rd class tokoyama Tokokei, who preferred to retire instead after over 12 years in the job. Former Juryo Kaonishiki, who retired after the Haru basho, had applied for a wakaimonogashira position at some point, but was unsuccessful.
  9. The five remaining rikishi have transferred to Shibatayama-beya as of today, along with Minezaki-oyakata (former Maegashira Misugiiso) and Makuuchi gyoji Kimura Ginjiro. The other heya members are transferred as follows: Moving to Takadagawa-beya: Hanakago-oyakata (former Sekiwake Daijuyama), Juryo gyoji Kimura Mitsunosuke. Moving to Nishiiwa-beya: Makushita gyoji Kimura Kazuma, Juryo yobidashi Hiroyuki and Masao, 4th class tokoyama Tokoaki. ========================= Late edit just to have it in the thread, regarding the Azumazeki-beya closure: The five remaining rikishi moved today (April 3rd being an auspicious day on the Rokuyo calendar) along with Azumazeki-oyakata (former Komusubi Takamisakari), Makuuchi gyoji Kimura Yonosuke and yobidashi Daikichi. Not making the trip was 3rd class tokoyama Tokokei, who preferred to retire instead after over 12 years in the job. Former Juryo Kaonishiki, who retired after the Haru basho, had applied for a wakaimonogashira position at some point, but was unsuccessful.
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    Retirees- January 2021

    I could've sworn I posted these at the time, but obviously not, sorry. Takamiryu's danpatsu-shiki took place after the Hatsu basho.
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    Retired after March 2021

    Masutoo's ankles have been in bad shape for some time, plus his original shisho retires for good in a couple of weeks, so I'm not surprised at all that he's retired. Kaonishiki had been struggling with a lower back hernia, and also suffered some kind of leg injury just before this basho, which led to his early kyujo. The last deshi of Takamiyama has gone, and Toho is the last active rikishi to have experienced the old kosho system. Anyway, here are a few danpatsu-shiki pictures. Oisato and Hikarugenji had theirs together at Minezaki-beya's last senshuraku party. And Ota's took place at Yamahibiki-beya's party.
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    Trivia bits

    Correct!
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    Trivia bits

    While I'm in the thread, here's a minor trivia question: This bout is unique in the last 30 years. Why?
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    Trivia bits

    There has been at least 1 kinboshi every year from 1988 to 2020 except for 2011. So, for Heisei to present, the longest gap I know of is between Day 2 Kyushu 2010 Kisenosato d. Hakuho. Next was Day 7 Natsu 2012 Toyohibiki d. Hakuho. Sorry for a rather late reply, I didn't see these posts until the thread came back up today. According to my files, the longest periods without any kinboshi are as follows: 1931 Haru, Day 4 (Yamanishiki defeated Miyagiyama) to 1933 Haru, Day 1 (Dewagatake defeated Tamanishiki) 80 honbasho days passed during this kinboshi-less spell which straddled the turmoil of the Shunjuen incident, but kinboshi weren't possible for much of it. Having given up four kinboshi in the opening four days, 36-year-old Miyagiyama fought and defeated three more Maegashira but retired after the basho to leave no Yokozuna on the banzuke until Tamanishiki's promotion. 1992 Haru, Day 2 (Kushimaumi defeated Hokutoumi) to 1993 Haru, Day 6 (Kyokudozan defeated Akebono) A similar situation occurred in the early 1990s, Hokutoumi's final kinboshi preceded his retirement and began a spell of 93 honbasho days without kinboshi. Again, there were no Yokozuna until Akebono's promotion, and he managed to beat four Maegashira before giving up his first kinboshi. 2010 Kyushu, Day 2 (Kisenosato defeated Hakuho) to 2012 Natsu, Day 7 (Toyohibiki defeated Hakuho) Unlike the earlier stints, this period of 124 honbasho days saw Hakuho ever-present. After Kisenosato put an end to his overall winning streak attempt, the lone Yokozuna repelled an astonishing 61 Maegashira opponents before Toyohibiki's greatest moment brought that streak to an end too. 2020 July, Day 1 (Endo defeated Kakuryu) to ? With Kakuryu gone and Hakuho expected to sit out the Natsu basho, the current kinboshi-less stint will extend to 89 honbasho days, during which the latter has so far defeated 10 Maegashira opponents.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Haru 2021

    Happy for Komanokuni, and for a rare yusho for Shibatayama-beya after 22 years of existence - the first, in fact, by a Japanese rikishi.