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    Retirements after July 2020

    Aichi native Komakiryu has lost about 25kg since February, having planned to retire at what would have been his home Nagoya basho - unfortunately the change of venue put paid to that idea. In September he will start working for a company run by a member of Kise-beya's koenkai. Byakko made his debut in Nakamura-beya, when that closed in late 2012 the surviving rikishi moved to Azumazeki-beya. With his retirement, only Mitozakura remains active. Ex-Kyokuyuko visited the school for the first time five days after his danpatsu-shiki and has returned several times since to help with coaching. "I convey the importance of diet and training the lower body. I'm happy to be involved with the sumo world after my retirement," he said. Lending his chest during keiko:
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    Retirements after July 2020

    Quite a long list of retirees, 19 from this particular basho, plus the late Shobushi and five ex/sekitori during the extended break (quoted below). (Heya, Age, Debut, Highest Rank) Ms8e Kizenryu (Kise, 35, 2008.03, J11e) Ms27e Terao (Shikoroyama, 33, 2005.01, Ms10e) Sd23e Gochozan (Minezaki, 32, 2006.03, Ms7w) Sd31e Aratora (Isenoumi, 28, 2015.05, Sd3e) Sd35w Byakko (Azumazeki, 31, 2005.03, Ms13e) Sd60w Kyokuyuko (Nakagawa, 26, 2013.01, Ms58w) Sd64w Kurahashi (Asakayama, 23, 2016.05, Ms50w) Sd69e Komakiryu (Kise, 35, 2008.03, Ms33w) Sd89w Ako (Onomatsu, 27, 2008.03, Sd20w) Sd90e Bankoku (Kise, 30, 2010.01, Ms12e) Sd99e Kotorikuzan (Sadogatake, 26, 2009.03, Sd30w) Jd50w Sakaefuji (Sakaigawa, 27, 2011.05, Sd72e) Jd63w Terumichi (Isegahama, 23, 2013.03, Jd2w) Jd95e Takamasaki (Chiganoura, 20, 2018.03, Jd21e) Jd98e Ryuga (Nishikido, 21, 2018.09, Jd80w) Jk5w Houn (Minezaki, 25, 2017.09, Jk3e) Jk10w Kyokushoriki (Tomozuna, 22, 2018.03, Jk8e) Jk12w Wakaseiun (Chiganoura, 19, 2017.03, Jd56w) Jk30w Yamakawa (Tagonoura, 15, 2020.03, Jk30w) Sd82w Shobushi (Takadagawa, died while active aged 28, 2007.03, Sd11e)
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    Ex-Makuuchi rikishi Zaonishiki passes away

    Meet Wakajishi, whose luck finally ran out after a 13-year rollercoaster ride.
  4. Two new, two not so new. Debut: Oki - Ms2w, 5-2 (Shikoroyama-beya) Nishikifuji - Ms3e, 5-2 (Isegahama) Returning: Kitaharima - Ms3w, 5-2 (Yamahibiki) Chiyonokuni - Ms12w, 7-0 Yusho (Kokonoe) 8th Juryo promotion for Kitaharima, one short of the record held by the retiring Kizenryu. And a much-needed fillip for the suddenly embattled Shikoroyama.
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    New recruits for July 2020

    Joining Kise-beya will be 18-year-old Kosei Takano (高野 弘成) from Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture. He began doing sumo at the age of six. While at local Daiyon Junior High School he was part of a yusho-winning team in a Kyushu schools competition. Having moved on to Tottori Johoku High School, his 157kg frame helped him to win an individual yusho in the open weight division of a Chugoku region tournament. He joins fellow Yatsushiro natives and Daiyon JHS alumni Takakento and Genbumaru on the ozumo dohyo. Kise-oyakata (former Maegashira Higonoumi) visited the Mayor of Yatsushiro, Hiroo Nakamura, to announce his recruit. The Kyokai have provided pictures of those two learning their jobs during the Haru basho: Shikimori Sota: Takeru:
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    Kizenryu Intai

    Farewell, uwatenage master. Actually I heard back in February that his injuries were getting too much and he intended to retire after the Natsu basho, which of course didn't take place. I had hoped the enforced break might have helped him to heal and continue a while longer, but looking at him this basho I think he's shed some weight, so his mind must have been made up. And at 35, that's fair enough. He holds the record for most promotions to Juryo with 9, but unfortunately he never managed a kachi-koshi there. In the future he plans to return to his home prefecture Kagawa and get involved with coaching sumo to kids. Naturally, he signed off with an uwatenage win, the 143rd of his career which is almost half of all his wins. A deep farewell bow to the dohyo.
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    J10w Asabenkei is kyujo for the final day with a pulled muscle in his left thigh. Makushita visitor Yago will get a free win for his eighth bout.
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Apart from the recently-retired Tochiozan, all sekitori will start this collector's edition July basho at the Kokugikan. The lower division absences are as follows. Makushita: Ms9w Shiba Ms11w Tomokaze Ms27e Terao - intai Ms42e Chiyonokatsu Ms42w Irodori Ms45w Gokushindo Ms56w Hatooka Sandanme: Sd13e Amatsu Sd23e Gochozan - possibly intai Sd28e Gagamaru Sd31e Aratora Sd47w Akitoba Sd60w Kyokuyuko - intai Sd64w Kurahashi - intai Sd82w Shobushi - R.I.P. Sd89e Etsunohana Sd89w Ako - intai Sd90e Bankoku Jonidan: Jd40w Kototsukahara Jd44e Nogami Jd47e Hisanotora Jd49e Teraosho Jd50w Sakaefuji Jd60w Tochigidake Jd61w Dewaazuma Jd63w Terumichi - intai Jd71w Taiga Jd78e Fukuminato Jd87e Hakuomaru Jd92w Fukamachi Jd95e Takamasaki - intai Jd95w Chiyotaiko Jd98e Ryuga Jd107w Oju Jd116w Kenho Jonokuchi: Jk5w Houn - possibly intai Jk10w Kyokushoriki Jk11w Kotokino Jk12w Wakaseiun - intai Jk17e Ishii Jk30w Yamakawa - possibly intai Jk34w Daigonishiki Tate-gyoji Shikimori Inosuke is also kyujo due to poor health, which is why Kimura Tamajiro was the senior gyoji in the dohyo-matsuri earlier. And just for clarity, retiring sekitori (or former sekitori) go straight on the intai list and are therefore not listed as kyujo by the Kyokai. On the current banzuke they are: J2w Tochiozan - retired July 15th, now Kiyomigata-oyakata Ms7w Toyonoshima - retired April 17th, now Izutsu-oyakata Ms41w Sokokurai - retired March 26th, now Arashio-oyakata Ms57e Seiro - retired July 13th Sd4w Tokushinho - retired June 1st
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    All the action is in the bottom two divisions ahead of Day 13, with four rikishi making late entries and three departing. Entering: Jd40w Kototsukahara Jk11w Kotokino Jk17e Ishii Jk34w Daigonishiki It's not unusual to see two late-entering Jonokuchi rikishi face each other, but this one is an interesting bout - Kotokino is lower-half-Makushita quality when healthy, but a straight year of make-koshi followed by kyujo has left him needing a bout to stay on the banzuke here. He goes up against 192cm Ishii, the second of the Miyagino towers who joined in March. Meanwhile, the opening bout of Day 13 sees declining veteran Daigonishiki against the mighty Hattorizakura. Withdrawing: Jd17e Shinyashiki Jd26w Hokutohomare Jd76w Akiyama (fusen Day 12)
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Three in, three out ahead of Day 11. Returning: Sd71w Hokutoryu (withdrew Day 7) Jd38e Kaitoma (withdrew Day 9) Jd85e Sasazaki (withdrew Day 9) Withdrawing (all had a fusenpai on Day 10): Ms23e Mifuneyama Ms25w Kagamio Sd83w Asanojo Mifuneyama hurt his left knee a week ago against Murata, and had to stop while hobbling back to the shitakubeya, although he managed to stay in the basho until now. Kagamio has a strained back, while Asanojo also suffered a knee injury in his win on Day 7.
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    New recruits for July 2020

    I hope everything is alright with Asashosakari; in the meantime here's my quick-n-dirty results and standings info. As Akinomaki reported above, the shindeshi were joined in maezumo by three rikishi returning from banzuke-gai: Kototaiko (Sadogatake, out of action for 4 basho), Hanashi (Musashigawa, 3 basho), and Yutakanami (Tatsunami, 2 basho). Day 3 O Hanashi Kototaiko X O Yasunishi Takarabe X O Akiyoshi Kawaguchi X O Osuzuki Nakago X O Mabuchi Furusawa X X Shimoyama Takano O O Yutakanami Kototaiko X Day 4 O Hanashi Takarabe X X Yasunishi Kawaguchi O O Akiyoshi Nakago X O Osuzuki Furusawa X X Mabuchi Takano O O Yutakanami Takarabe X Day 5 X Mabuchi Yasunishi O O Hanashi Nakago X O Akiyoshi Takarabe X O Osuzuki Kawaguchi X O Takano Furusawa X O Yutakanami Yasunishi X I make the final standings as follows: Akiyoshi Onomatsu 3-0 Osuzuki Naruto 3-0 Takano Kise 3-0 > Hanashi Musashigawa 3-0 > Yutakanami Tatsunami 3-0 Yasunishi Michinoku 2-2 Mabuchi Musashigawa 1-2 Kawaguchi Kokonoe 1-2 Takarabe Kokonoe 0-4 Nakago Kokonoe 0-3 Furusawa Kokonoe 0-3 > Kototaiko Sadogatake 0-2-2 Shimoyama Tokitsukaze 0-1-2 No surprises among the 3-0 rookies - Takano and Akiyoshi have competitive backgrounds through to high school while Osuzuki comes from Nittai-dai. In contrast, the Kokonoe quartet could only muster a combined 1-12, perhaps backing up why I couldn't find much on them regarding sumo experience. Yutakanami looks fit again, having started his career with a jun-yusho before injury dropped him back. Hanashi hasn't yet managed back-to-back kachi-koshi in his career, and his 3-0 here is a bit deceptive - Kototaiko and a pair of winless Kokonoes were his victims. Kototaiko didn't appear again after his double duty in the first session. Shimoyama fought once in the first session and was absent thereafter, but he did return for the shussehiro as you can see in the pictures above. We overlooked him a bit, he was on the sumo team at Kogota Norin High School in Miyagi prefecture and competed at the 2019 Inter-high.
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Couple of withdrawals from the Jonidan ranks ahead of Day 9: Jd38e Kaitoma Jd85e Sasazaki (fusen Day 8)
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Press reporting that Kotonowaka is kyujo from Day 8, which will give Tochinoshin a free win.
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    One rapid returnee and four more withdrawals ahead of Day 7. Returning: Sd67w Kotosusumu Withdrawing: Ms35e Inoue Sd5e Sagatsukasa Sd54w Nihonyanagi Sd71w Hokutoryu (fusen Day 6) Inoue had to be taken to the clinic in a wheelchair after injuring his right knee in his Day 5 yoritaoshi loss to Hiradoumi. He reported hearing a cracking sound. Nihonyanagi couldn't put any weight on his right leg after landing off the dohyo in his Day 5 loss to Haruminato - I fear it could be a repeat injury to his right knee, which he had surgery on before joining ozumo. (But that's just my speculation)
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Bit late but there were two more withdrawals in Sandanme ahead of Day 5: Sd55w Yuriki Sd67w Kotosusumu
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    Six withdrawals ahead of Day 3, three each in Sandanme and Jonidan: Sd28w Dewanojo Sd68e Wakaryusei (fusenpai Day 2) Sd79e Kirinoryu (fusenpai Day 1) Jd77e Tabara (fusenpai Day 1) - Musashigawa reports a worsening case of cellulitis. Jd91w Wakatoriumi (fusenpai Day 2) Jd99w Hokutoizumi (fusenpai Day 2)
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    Rikishi Status for July 2020

    NHK reporting Kakuryu as kyujo for Day 2. Daieisho will get the free win.
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    New recruits for July 2020

    He started sumo in 2nd year primary school and entered national competitions in his 3rd year middle school. The last 3 years in a row he was at the kokutai juniors. Due to Corona, Kuwabara trains at Tairadate high instead of the heya. The coach of the sumo club is close to Onosho - that was the connection to Onomatsu-beya.  Kuwabara's shikona will be Akiyoshi (秋良), the kanji are taken from the names of two sumo coaches who taught him during his school years. A more up-to-date photo from the heya: He has visited the heya before for their kids sumo events, here he gets Wakakoyu's autograph.
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    Three others joined Kaihiryu for the special shonichi shussehiro, which took place before the day's torikumi started. From left: Sakashita, Ezura, Ieshima, Kaihiryu.
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    New recruits for Haru 2020

    According to Asakayama-beya, Kaihiryu will be on the dohyo tomorrow for a special shussehiro to make up for missing out back in March. His shisho and stablemates helped him put on a kesho-mawashi for the first time. I'm not sure if it will take place at the usual shussehiro time, nor do I know if others who were absent then will also take part.
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    Banzuke Surfing July 2020 (13th Wave)

    Mk41e Shosei
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    Nakagawa-beya closed down - next scandal

    If I recall correctly, when the rikishi of the previous Tagonoura-beya were split between two heya it was reported as a first, so this mess is certainly unprecedented. Surprised to see twin brothers Okunisato and Yoshizawa going to different heya. Unofficially it could be considered as a fifth heya for Kyokusoten - he was originally training in Takashima-beya but it folded before he could take the shindeshi-kensa, so he ended up going with the shisho to Kasugayama-beya (and got Takakasuga as his first shikona). Tokojin can even claim a seventh heya affiliation - he started in the old Takashima-beya under ex-Mitsuneyama, which folded a month or so later, moved with the shisho to Kumagatani and eventually branched out with the later Takashima-beya under ex-Koboyama.
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    New recruits for July 2020

    Kokonoe-beya expands with four new recruits. The only one I can find background on so far is Kawaguchi, who had some prefectural competition experience during his time at Kureha Junior High School. 19-year-old Kaito Furusawa (古澤 圭) from Kariya, Aichi prefecture. 180cm, 147kg. 15-year-old Tensho Takarabe (財部 天照) from Ama, Aichi. 169cm, 101kg. 17-year-old Daichi Kawaguchi (川口 大地) from Nanto, Toyama. 168cm, 120kg. 15-year-old Taiju Nakago (中郷 泰樹) from Yaita, Tochigi. 173cm, 145kg. Furusawa, Takarabe: Kawaguchi, Nakago:
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    Retirees after Haru 2020

    Onomatsu-beya's Ako has retired after a 12-year career. The son of former Maegashira Tachihikari (who also retired after 12 years), Ako began sumo in elementary school and took part in the kids sumo events held by Onomatsu-beya, which is located in his home prefecture Chiba. He joined the heya straight after graduating from junior high school. Danpatsu-shiki took place in the keikoba. Chiganoura-beya reported that Wakaseiun and Takamasaki have retired - the latter was the final deshi to be recruited by Takanohana. Minezaki-beya duo Gochozan and Houn are gone from the heya website so they're probably retired as well. 32-year-old Gochozan was a constant Makushita presence for the last seven years until injury struck earlier this year. Houn never managed a kachi-koshi in his 17-basho career, and was the one of the rare victims of Hattorizakura.
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    The Gyoji

    Ranks, names and heya correct as of the 2019 Hatsu banzuke. Tate and Sanyaku gyoji. Makuuchi gyoji. Juryo gyoji Makushita & Sandanme gyoji Jonidan & Jonokuchi gyoji