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  1. Yubinhaad

    Yearly Kimarite Records

    Sorry I didn't see this until now. I've put the annual totals from 1992 to 2018 in this Google sheet. If you want it separated into the individual divisions I'm afraid you'll have to wait a while longer, I've been successfully kicking that can down the road for quite some time already. Let me know if you have any trouble accessing the sheet, I've never actually used that before but I think I've done it correctly.
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    Retirees May 2019

    Ikeru joined Onomatsu-beya after graduating from Saitama Sakae high school, at the recommendation of sumo department director Yamada. His career began with a Jonokuchi yusho, but while technically adept he was also injury prone, and his career suffered several length interruptions. Ikeru would twice more win the Jonokuchi yusho after returning from injuries, but persistent neck and hip problems ultimately brought an end to his career. His danpatsu-shiki took place on senshuraku but I was waiting to see if the okamisan would post some pictures, which she finally did the other day.
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    His earlier shikona, Notononami, was taken from Ishikawa's Noto Peninsula, on which his hometown Nanao is located. The change to Burinosato was inspired by his fisherman father, buri (yellowtail) being a speciality of Nanao. A few more pictures from the danpatsu-shiki:
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    I almost forgot but Hamatensei's danpatsu-shiki finally took place last month as reported by Akinomaki, so here are a few pictures, rather distant and a bit blurry, but better than nothing.
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    Tokoyama training

    As usual in June there is no jungyo, so the tokoyama have once again assembled in the shitaku-beya to hold their training workshops. The rikishi models this time were Dewanoumi-beya's Yamato (in the white top) and Isegahama-beya's Tsubakifuji (in blue).
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    2019 Natsu - Kimarite Statistics

    Thank you for this kimarite post, always very interesting. But I guess here you meant from the beginning of Heisei, unless you considered another type of era... Absolutely right. Sorry about that, I think I usually write "current kimarite era". I don't know why I missed it this time, especially with the potential confusion of mentioning the new Imperial era in my opening line. Thanks for the catch, I'll correct it now. Perhaps, at least for yoritaoshi, there was slightly less desperate resisting at the edge?
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    Rikishi or heya support events

    Dewanoumi-beya held a small gathering during the Natsu basho to celebrate the kanreki, 60th birthday, of sewanin Fukuryudake. (Doesn't exactly belong here but I wanted to post it somewhere, we don't get a lot of coverage of these hard-working men.) A toast from Dewanoumi-oyakata (former Maegashira Oginohana). A speech from the birthday boy. And a picture of the attendees. The only one I don't recognise is the man in the light blue shirt, perhaps the heya manager? Standing from left: Takasaki-oyakata (ex-Kinkaiyama) / unknown / Dekiyama-oyakata (ex-Dewanohana) / Mitakeumi / Kimura Chishu / Nakadachi-oyakata (ex-Oginishiki). Seated from left: previous Dewanoumi-oyakata (ex-Washuyama) / current Dewanoumi-oyakata / Fukuryudake / former Yamashina-oyakata (ex-Onishiki).
  8. Hi all, below are the kimarite statistics for the first basho of the Reiwa era. Oshidashi was the most common kimarite here, accounting for 27.49% of torikumi, surpassing its previous best of 27.37% from 2018 Aki. Together, oshidashi and yorikiri accounted for 53.68% of torikumi, again surpassing the previous best combined mark from 2018 Aki. In one of those strange coincidences, yoritaoshi and oshitaoshi both registered their second-lowest percentages in the current kimarite era, accounting for only 4.25% and 2.62% of torikumi respectively. (Yoritaoshi's low was 4.14% in 2015 Nagoya, oshitaoshi was 2.58% in 2008 Haru) Among the rare kimarite this basho was an excellent izori from Kaishu, whose impressive agility sees him add that to the two tasukizori wins he had under his mawashi already. In the top division, Terutsuyoshi got a couple of kake-te wins which are well worth a look. On Day 7 he brought down Enho with a well-timed susoharai footsweep. Two days later, the much larger Chiyomaru was on the receiving end of an okurigake leg trip. It's the first time okurigake has been seen at sekitori level, and only the 4th time overall since it was introduced to the kimarite list in 2001. Chiyomaru was also the fall guy to one of the two ashitori wins from Makuuchi debutant Enho. I thought it might be called as komatasukui considering the way it was applied, when compared to Enho's earlier ashitori against Sadanoumi, but perhaps the key is that Chiyomaru was pushed out of the dohyo like Sadanoumi, rather than falling down. Back in the lower divisions, after an initial leg trip attempt went nowhere, Matsuda switched to one of his favourite moves, picking up the 7th nichonage win of his career as a result. Meanwhile, Tamakongo was driven back to the tawara but saved the day with a last-ditch nimaigeri, with a mono-ii confirming his victory. It's a rare departure from his otherwise orthodox kimarite history. Finally, Ayanoumi struggled at his highest career rank this basho, but he did get the 5th uchimuso win of his career. Good to see Tobizaru reach double-digit wins for the first time in his career, which should earn him a promotion out of the double-digit Juryo ranks for the first time too. Among his wins was the 5th kekaeshi of his career, against the same opponent that he beat with a ketaguri on the same day last basho. Among active rikishi I believe only Kizenryu - another Nichidai graduate - has more kekaeshi wins, with 6. Speaking of Kizenryu, he almost provided a second nichonage for the basho on Day 11, but apparently the attempted trip wasn't quite enough for the duty kimarite-gakari, so the bout was recorded as a kotenage instead. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 0.16% Amiuchi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ashitori 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.12% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Fusen (default) 4 0 1 2 4 1 12 0.48% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 31 22 44 67 54 6 224 8.90% Hikiotoshi 11 3 14 18 23 2 71 2.82% Hikkake 0 0 0 4 1 0 5 0.20% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 0.28% Izori 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kakenage 0 1 2 0 0 0 3 0.12% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 3 5 4 5 5 1 23 0.91% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 1 0 2 8 4 0 15 0.60% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.12% Kirikaeshi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.12% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 9 4 7 11 12 2 45 1.79% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08% Kubinage 1 0 1 0 3 1 6 0.24% Makiotoshi 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Okuridashi 2 5 11 23 28 7 76 3.02% Okurigake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Okurinage 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Okuritaoshi 1 1 1 2 9 1 15 0.60% 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 82 55 105 208 184 58 692 27.49% Oshitaoshi 9 6 8 13 21 9 66 2.62% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.12% Shitatehineri 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatenage 2 2 13 11 20 8 56 2.22% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08% Sotogake 0 0 0 1 5 0 6 0.24% 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 5 4 10 6 16 4 45 1.79% Susoharai 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% 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 1 1 0.04% Tottari 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 12 7 15 10 14 5 63 2.50% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.16% Tsukiotoshi 17 11 20 27 23 7 105 4.17% Tsukitaoshi 1 0 4 3 3 2 13 0.52% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0.16% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchimuso 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 0 0 1 1 3 0 5 0.20% Uwatedashinage 5 3 6 5 9 3 31 1.23% Uwatehineri 1 0 1 1 3 0 6 0.24% Uwatenage 10 5 15 28 42 13 113 4.49% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 79 57 105 175 187 56 659 26.18% Yoritaoshi 10 1 21 20 38 17 107 4.25% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Izori. Okurigake.
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    Juryo Promotions for 2019 Nagoya

    The press articles reveal that Ichiyamamoto's shikona was suggested by a former president of the sumo department at Chuo University, who felt that 9 kanji strokes was auspicious in some way. He has since passed away and Ichiyamamoto didn't want to change it yet. He will consider it if and when he reaches a higher level. That aside, it's great to see Nishonoseki-oyakata looking well and happy after his accident a while back.
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    Retirees May 2019

    35-year-old Soranoumi retires after 20 years on the ozumo dohyo. He joined Hanakago-beya in 1999, but when that closed in 2012 he and his fellow survivors moved to Minezaki-beya. He recently got married. Terunofuji is now the last surviving rikishi from Magaki-beya as his loyal tsukebito, 37-year-old Shunba, retires after 15 years in ozumo. After graduating from Kyorin University in Tokyo he joined Magaki-beya in 2004, needing to pass the secondary physical examinations. An early highlight was winning the Jonidan yusho in the 2005 Kyushu basho - Jonosuke reported his comments at the time: When Magaki-beya closed in 2013 the three surviving rikishi moved to Isegahama-beya. In the 2017 Haru basho Shunba made his Makushita debut at 35 years and 2 months, even managing a 6-1 record there. However he gradually slipped down to Jonidan and was absent for the last two basho. Hokutoshin retires after seven years, and will now work in a restaurant in his hometown of Yawata, Kyoto. Tamanoryu's intai was announced ahead of the basho, I could only find a single picture from his danpatsu-shiki. An Izu Shimbun article reported that Tochihiryu's danpatsu-shiki will take place at Kasugano-beya on June 3rd.
  11. Five promotions, four newcomers, one old shikona. Debut: Kotonowaka (็ดใƒŽ่‹ฅ, formerly Kotokamatani) - Sadogatake-beya - last basho Mk2e, 4-3 Ichiyamamoto - Nishonoseki - Mk3e, 5-2 Kizakiumi - Kise - Mk3w, 5-2 Ryuko - Onoe - Mk4e, 6-1 Return: Takanofuji - Chiganoura - Mk2w, 7-0 Yusho No sign of the intai list yet, but I can tell you that Soranoumi, Shunba and three-time Jonokuchi yusho winner Ikeru are among those calling it a day.
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    Turn The Tide - Banzuke Natsu 2019

    Due to my faulty arithmetic a correction is needed to those numbers: it should have read 150 perfect scores by 52 different players, after 2019 Haru. Sorry about that. Coming now to this basho, shoutout to Gernobono for his new personal best Shukun-sho score, which is also the 10th-highest score ever recorded. It's not easy to get a kachi-koshi and a double-digit score, in fact this is only the third such score (of 23 overall) to actually win the Shukun-sho. The foundation of Gernobono's performance was his three perfect scores, equalling the record set by Taikanute in 2016 Natsu and 2016 Kyushu. They were among 9 perfect scores in this basho, breaking the previous record of 8 set in 2018 Haru. And remarkably, four of those perfect scores came on Day 2, breaking the previous record of three on the same day, set on Day 14 of 2015 Nagoya and Day 10 of 2018 Haru.
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    Natsu jungyo 2019

    The Kyokai announced the full schedule for this jungyo - 21 separate events, with the visit to Sapporo taking two days. No doubting who will be the star attraction at the Toyama event on August 1st! Jul 28th - Gifu, Gifu prefecture Jul 29th - Habikino, Osaka Jul 30th - Kusatsu, Shiga Jul 31st - Echizen, Fukui Aug 1st - Toyama, Toyama Aug 2nd - Matsumoto, Nagano Aug 3rd - Tokorozawa, Saitama Aug 4th - Togane, Chiba Aug 6th - Tachikawa, Tokyo Aug 7th - Chichibu, Saitama Aug 8th - Utsunomiya, Tochigi Aug 9th - Koriyama, Fukushima Aug 10th - Fukushima, Fukushima Aug 11th - Sendai, Miyagi Aug 12th - Murayama, Yamagata Aug 13th - Aomori, Aomori Aug 14th - Kitatsugaru-gun, Aomori Aug 16th - Hakodate, Hokkaido Aug 17th/18th - Sapporo, Hokkaido Aug 19th - Kushiro, Hokkaido Aug 25th - KITTE Basho, Tokyo
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    Trivia bits

    Asanoyama has won the: 10th Makuuchi yusho by a rikishi from Toyama prefecture, and the first for 103 years, since Tachiyama in 1916 Natsu. 9th Makuuchi yusho by a rikishi with no sanyaku experience, and the first for 58 years, following Sadanoyama in 1961 Natsu. First Makuuchi yusho by a rikishi who started as a Sandanme Tsukedashi. Yusho winners with no sanyaku experience Basho Winner 1909 Natsu M7e Takamiyama 1914 Natsu M14e Ryogoku 1922 Haru M4e Tsurugahama 1926 Natsu M8w Orochiyama 1931 October M4e Ayazakura 1945 Natsu M1e Bishuyama 1960 Natsu M4w Wakamisugi 1961 Natsu M13w Sadanoyama 2019 Natsu M8w Asanoyama
  15. 30-year-old Dewahayate has announced his retirement after a 15-year career. He joined Dewanoumi-beya in 2004, but his relatively small stature meant it took just over a decade for him to make his Juryo debut, in the 2014 Kyushu basho. In total he spent six basho in the division, with two kachi-koshi, but persistent neck problems saw him fall back to Makushita. Today he signed off with a win and kachi-koshi in his final bout against former Maegashira Tokushinho. "As a new recruit I was the weakest in the heya. I was happy to make it to Juryo," commented Dewahayate afterwards. In the future he plans to train for a career in acupuncture. Greeted with flowers by his stablemates in the hanamichi, following that final bout. And from an old jungyo, in his kesho-mawashi featuring Okazaemon, mascot from his home city Okazaki, Aichi prefecture. [Edited the title as Tochihiryu's intai has since been confirmed by the Kyokai] No official announcement yet but 32-year-old Tochihiryu also received flowers today, retiring after a 13-year career. He won two Jonidan yusho during the early part of his career, the second one beginning a post-injury return that saw him rise to Makushita. His Juryo debut came in the 2013 Haru basho, in which he finished 8-7, although that was to be his only kachi-koshi among nine total basho in the division. He too signed off today with a win and kachi-koshi, pulling down Oki. Tochihiryu's sumo was overwhelmingly oshi-based; I notice now that he had a mere 4 yorikiri wins during his career. With flowers outside the Kokugikan. He was joined in the sunshine by Dewahayate.