Yubinhaad

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  1. Kaisei is kyujo from Day 8 due to a bicep injury in his right arm (sounds similar to Hakuho's injury). Myogiryu will pick up the fusensho.
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    UDH Natsu Basho 2019

    Well if you have the time, please do! I'd welcome a proper check of my work, which was a simple page-by-page visual check (incidentally, the page for Day 8 of 2017 Haru is blank). I count 15 perfect scores in the available records, the last from Flohru on Day 4 of 2012 Kyushu.
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    UDH Natsu Basho 2019

    It's there for me. Susanoo with the first 38 score for almost exactly two years, according to my notes. And just one point short of the first perfect score since 2012!
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    New recruits for Natsu 2019

    Sounds like Araoyama. All three Kokonoe recruits have shikona for maezumo, the only one I'm certain of for now is Yamamoto, Chiyotensho (千代天勝). Suzuki sounds like Chiyokozan, and I'm not sure about Ejima yet. Late edit: Sounds like Aikawa is using his given name Shiryu as his shikona. Terunohana and Kotoyamato are returning from banzuke-gai after lengthy absences. Terunohana has missed the last four basho, while Kotoyamato has been out of action for just over a year.
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    Natsu basho 2019 discussions [SPOILERS]

    Roga's winning streak was halted at 14 today, courtesy of Hokutotsubasa. Last May he also ended Naya's winning streak at 12.
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2019 (13th Wave)

    No-one is really leaping out saying "pick me!" in my area, so I'll just hope for some shikona change magic from Mk38w Obayama.
  7. Kataonami-beya reported Tamanoryu's intai on the 7th, after a four-year career. That leaves the heya with two rikishi. Hamamiryu retired after the Haru basho but wasn't on the official list. Nishiiwa-beya reported that Wakakosuge had been removed from the heya site due to 'poor behaviour', and the following day announced his intai. Pity, he produced a few excellent utchari during his short career. As for Torakio, the heya website has undergone a relaunch, and he is not in the rikishi display.
  8. Hakuyozan had surgery on his ankle following the Haru basho, and I believe he was the only sekitori who couldn't make it to the human kanji session at the Kokugikan to welcome in the Reiwa era. He has been able to do shiko only in the last week, but clearly is not ready to take part in the basho.
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    GTB Natsu May 2019-invitation and final results

    Two changes to the top ten ranks after this edition. Flohru drops out after a year-long stay, while Andonishiki managed half that with three basho in green. They are replaced by a returnee and, for the second basho in a row, a newcomer playing their 15th basho. Gooner is back for the first time in a little over three years, thanks to his jun-yusho here. It's his 39th basho in the top ten which finally breaks his tie with Bafa for 4th place on the all-time list. Meanwhile, making his top ten debut is Shatsume, who did enough to just edge out Flohru for the #10 rank. (Really unlucky for Flohru, who is on a run of 12 consecutive kachi-koshi) Congratulations to returning #1 Asashosakari, who surpasses Ekigozan's long-standing record for most GTB yusho. Taxinohana and Manatsumai are the 22nd and 23rd players to reach 4,000 career points. Nagoya will be the 100th basho for the ranking system. Feginowaka spent more than three-quarters of that time inside the top ten ranks, setting a high benchmark for consistently strong results over the years. It's sad that we won't see his name in green again, but some of the records he set will stand for a while yet.
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    New recruits for Natsu 2019

    Sato will make his debut with the shikona "荒雄山", but I don't yet know the reading. The first two kanji are the last two from both Onomatsu-oyakata (ex-Masurao) and Shiranui-oyakata (ex-Wakakoyu). Three new recruits for Kokonoe-beya, Ejima (left) plus two more not named yet: Looks like Minato-beya has one recruit. I believe his name is Aikawa. And the Naruto half dozen: Front row from left: Maruyama, Kai? Iwata (岩田 魁), Yamane. Back row from left: Sakurai, Motobayashi, Keita Mishima (三島 慧太). 18-year-old Mishima is from Matsue, Shimane prefecture. He has a freestyle wrestling background and competed at the Kokutai while at Matsue Kogyo High School. 190cm, 130kg.
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    Ex-Kurohimeyama passes away

    He suffered a cerebral infarction in March last year according to Tanakayama, although he was making progress in rehab afterwards. A couple of pictures I stumbled across: Juryo debutants for the 1969 Haru basho, from left: Asahikuni, Kurohimeyama, Mienoumi. 1971 Nagoya sansho winners, from left: Takanohana (Shukun-sho), Yoshinohana (Kanto-sho), Kurohimeyama (Gino-sho). And an undated shot of Kurohimeyama working on the teppo pole in keiko. Due to his powerful tachiai he had the nickname 'degoichi' after the D51 steam locomotive.
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    Turn The Tide - Banzuke Haru 2019

    Very late, but I had the chance to catch up with some long overdue busywork recently. This was the 42nd basho for this game - 7 years of turning the tide (or in my case, usually being swept away). A few random stats: 14 players have participated in all 42 basho. Pandaazuma has the most appearances, making picks on 629 out of 630 honbasho days. Gawasukotto's Ironman record of consecutive days ended at 497 in 2017 Kyushu, by the way. Mischashimaru is the only player to record a positive tie-break/Kanto-sho score in all 42 basho, collecting a staggering 1,139 points in total. At the other end of the scale, Chocshoporyu has recorded a negative score in 39 basho, putting him deep into the red with -626 points. 147 perfect Shukun-sho scores have been recorded, by 51 different players. Taikanute has 30, while Rikishimiezi and Hana-ichi are the other players in double figures, with 10 each. Most yusho: 3 - Susanoo and Pandaazuma. Most Kanto-sho: 4 - Flohru, Unkonoyama and Mischashimaru. Most Gino-sho: 4 - Yassier. Most Shukun-sho: 3 - Susanoo, Asashosakari and Taikanute. Total Sansho: 7 - Susanoo (1K, 3G, 3S)
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2019

    I didn't notice until now, Tagonoura's recruit from last basho evidently had the reading of his surname 'corrected' at some point, from Iizuka to Iitsuka. And a note for @Doitsuyama, Hattorizakura's 0-8 score isn't displaying in the database.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2019

    There's one significant name change I missed last night, as the page on the Kyokai site hadn't then been updated. Makuuchi gyoji Shikimori Yonokichi has changed his name to Shikimori Kandayu (式守 勘太夫), becoming the 12th holder of that name. This was planned some time ago as reported here by Akinomaki:
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2019

    Five rikishi from Tokitsukaze-beya will start the new era with their first proper shikona, starting in Makushita where Ohata is now Obayama - the last two kanji are the same as those of the great Yokozuna and heya founder Futabayama, no less. Further down, two others pay tribute to their hometowns. Miyazaki is now Toyoshimizu, the last two kanji coming from his hometown Tosashimizu. Asakura is now Hakuomaru, the first kanji there is that of his hometown Kashiwa. Next, Hayasaka is now Hamanoumi, following in the footsteps of his older brother Hamayutaka (and perhaps a tribute to Yokohama, albeit with a different kanji). Finally, Shiimori takes a more generic combination to become Wakayutaka. Kise-beya's Kiseoka is now Kijuin, also making a given name change. Ijuin was a town in Kagoshima prefecture which was merged with others to create Hioki city (Kiseoka's shusshin) in 2005, so I think that's where this shikona comes from. Over in Asahiyama-beya, the shisho (ex-Kotonishiki) honours two of his deshi with his second kanji. Yada is now Nishikio, while newcomer Ikegame makes his banzuke debut as Nishikiryu. A similar story in Futagoyama-beya where there are also two changes. Tainaka is the first to receive the honour of the same reading as the shisho (ex-Miyabiyama) - he is now Miyabishin. Newcomer Matsuo gets the same kanji but the heya's other reading, becoming Garyu. He has also made a given name change, the first kanji of which is from the new era name. Tomozuna-oyakata (ex-Kyokutenho) must have been thinking along those lines too as he makes his first shikona changes since taking over the heya. Toya is now Kyokushoriki, while Maruyama gets the same first kanji but the other reading, he is now Asahimaru. Yamahibiki-beya's Yagi is now Ienoshima. This seems to have a similar origin story to Kiseoka/Kijuin - there was a town called Ieshima in Hyogo prefecture, which became part of Himeji city (Yagi's shusshin) during an expansion in 2003, so that's probably the inspiration there. In Takadagawa-beya, Yokoyama is now Maniwayama, honouring his home of Maniwa, Okayama prefecture. Mk38w Ohata > Obayama (大葉山) Mk52w Kiseoka Hiroshi > Kijuin Akihiro (禧集院 昭広) Sd56w Miyazaki > Toyoshimizu (豊清水) Sd73e Miyauchi Yuki > Genbumaru Yusho (玄武丸 祐勝) Sd81w Asakura > Hakuomaru (柏王丸) Sd97e Tainaka > Miyabishin (雅清) Jd73e Shirakawa > Daikisho (大喜翔) Jd110w Hayasaka > Hamanoumi (濱ノ海) Jd112e Shiimori > Wakayutaka (若豊) Jk8e Toya > Kyokushoriki (旭勝力) Jk8w Yada Hiroto > Nishikio Yusuke (錦翁 佑典) Jk15w Matsuo Kiryu > Garyu Kazuki (雅隆 和基) Jk20w Yagi > Ienoshima (家の島) Jk27e Yokoyama > Maniwayama (真庭山) Jk30e Maruyama > Asahimaru (旭丸) Jk31e Ikegame Ryusei > Nishikiryu Yusei (錦竜 佑政) Due to his zenpai record in March, Hanakaze finds himself ranked in Jonokuchi for the first time since the 1988 Nagoya basho.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    A bit earlier in fact - the Kyokai announced that he retired on April 25th, some seven months ahead of reaching that extended retirement age. Maybe he reached an early deal with someone for his Tateyama myoseki, which is now vacant.
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    Feginowaka passed away

    Very sorry to hear such sad news. Not that there's any good age for such things, but 52 is no age at all. My condolences to Dietmar's family and friends. Guess In Peace, Feginowaka.
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    PR for Natsu 2019

    The Reiwa era will be welcomed in at the Kokugikan on May 1st, when all 70 sekitori will assemble outside for hitomoji (human characters), forming the kanji of the new era so that some cool pictures can be taken from above.
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    Wakaimonogashira Hakuryu was at the Kokugikan today for his final day at work, ahead of reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 tomorrow. Hakuryu made his debut in Isenoumi-beya as one of the first uchideshi of former Yokozuna Kashiwado, who would branch out to form Kagamiyama-beya a year later. It took him almost a decade to reach Juryo, but once there he proved hard to dislodge, chalking up 47 basho in the division, still a record among those who never made it to Makuuchi. (Now that I think of it, he came up to fight 24 bouts in Makuuchi, I believe that is also a record for one who was never ranked in Makuuchi) After almost half a century in ozumo, he would like to travel around Japan now that he has retired. A commemorative picture taken at Kagamiyama-beya's senshuraku party after the Haru basho. From left: Katsunoura-oyakata (former Maegashira Kirinishiki), Hakuryu, Kagamiyama-oyakata (former Sekiwake Tagaryu), Kagamio and Ryusei.
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    2019 Haru - Kimarite Statistics

    Hello all, sorry for the delay but here are the kimarite statistics for the 2019 Haru basho, the final basho of the Heisei era ahead of the abdication of Emperor Akihito next month. On the dohyo, the final bout in particular showed that Hakuho isn't quite ready to give up his throne just yet as he notched up his 15th zensho yusho. In the lower divisions, Shoketsu fought his 1,000th consecutive bout, while Sekizukayama fought in his third ni-ban-go torinaoshi (which was one of three in this basho in fact, sadly all the videos are gone). Day 4 provided three of the kimarite highlights of the basho, chief among them a superb tasukizori win from Kaishu. It's the second tasukizori win of his career, putting him in an exclusive club with Satonofuji (7) and Kondo (4) as the only rikishi on record with more than one. Having drawn a blank last year, where else but Osaka for an appearance by osakate, a last-ditch reversal at the edge for newly-renamed Hokutoyoshi. It's the 27th osakate since it was introduced to the kimarite list in 2001, and the first since 2017 Natsu. In Juryo, Arawashi toppled Takanofuji with a well-timed komatasukui leg grab - it's the fifth of Arawashi's career, once again drawing him level with Ishiura for the most among active rikishi. There were two other Juryo bouts I saw that could have seen different kimarite recorded, both involving Sokokurai. On Day 8 he eventually defeated Hidenoumi with a leg kick which was given as susoharai, but I felt nimaigeri would have been much more accurate considering it came from a front-on position. Six days later he was on the receiving end of a leg kick as Tobizaru got a ketaguri win - that might have been called as a kekaeshi since it didn't happen at the tachiai. The two seem pretty identical in technique, but maybe there's some nuance I'm missing as I've seen a several similar decisions before. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 0 2 3 2 0 8 0.33% Amiuchi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ashitori 0 1 0 1 1 1 4 0.16% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 0 1 5 3 2 0 11 0.45% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Harimanage 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Hatakikomi 37 17 48 70 60 5 237 9.67% Hikiotoshi 14 9 15 16 22 5 81 3.30% Hikkake 1 0 0 1 3 0 5 0.20% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Kakenage 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.16% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 7 1 4 9 7 0 28 1.14% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Ketaguri 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kimedashi 2 0 1 2 1 0 6 0.24% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Kirikaeshi 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 0.16% Komatasukui 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.08% Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 3 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 8 2 10 16 14 2 52 2.12% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 1 0 1 1 3 1 7 0.29% 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 10 10 13 27 14 2 76 3.10% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuritaoshi 1 2 1 1 3 0 8 0.33% 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 1 0 1 0.04% Oshidashi 86 40 96 171 177 42 612 24.97% Oshitaoshi 9 4 11 25 21 6 76 3.10% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatedashinage 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 0.16% Shitatehineri 0 0 1 2 2 1 6 0.24% Shitatenage 3 8 4 9 19 3 46 1.88% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0.16% 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 4 4 9 13 20 3 53 2.16% Susoharai 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tottari 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 0.12% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 7 6 21 9 5 2 50 2.04% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Tsukiotoshi 24 12 26 46 28 6 142 5.79% Tsukitaoshi 2 1 0 4 3 0 10 0.41% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 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 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 0 0 0 3 2 1 6 0.24% Uwatedashinage 4 6 8 3 10 2 33 1.35% Uwatehineri 1 1 1 1 0 0 4 0.16% Uwatenage 15 13 11 34 51 5 129 5.26% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.08% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 66 50 92 162 164 50 584 23.83% Yoritaoshi 7 9 17 37 48 17 135 5.51% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
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    New recruits for Natsu 2019

    The two new gyoji were confirmed by the Kyokai yesterday: Shikimori Komei (式守 昂明), 15, Naruto-beya Shikimori Tomokimi (式守 衆侯), 18, Tokitsukaze-beya The official entry of new yobidashi Yuta into Tagonoura-beya was also confirmed - he was in the hanamichi during the Haru basho learning from his seniors, but in May he'll be on the dohyo for the first time. By my count there is now a full quota of both gyoji and yobidashi, 45 each. Elsewhere, joining Onomatsu-beya is Yota Sato (佐藤 耀太), from the sumo team of Nittai-dai Kashiwa High School in Kashiwa, Chiba prefecture. He was actually introduced at the same party as the Haru basho recruit Inaba.
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    Lower-division Torikumi Haru Basho 2019

    A celebration was held at Shibatayama-beya's senshuraku party to mark Shoketsu's milestone. The man himself celebrated with a double no-flag. Apparently even the database is struggling with the scale of Hattorizakura's "achievements", the 0-8 score hasn't appeared yet. It didn't register at the time but his extra bout took place on Day 15, which as we learned not long ago is quite unusual in Jonokuchi since 2000:
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    Retirees after Haru 2019

    Burinosato was the last of the four rikishi who branched out with Chiganoura-beya back in 2004, bit sad to see him call it a day. Danpatsu-shiki pictures for Kiriarashi, Akinohana and Amanishiki were posted in last basho's intai thread. Daiseiho retires after 11 years due to an eye injury suffered during keiko last year. One of the more interesting rikishi, I highly recommend reading the story of his entry into ozumo. In April he will start working for one of Japan's largest manufacturers of medical products. Daishoiwa retires after 13 years on the dohyo, in which he participated in two yusho kettei-sen. In 2014 Natsu he missed out on the Sandanme yusho against fellow retiree Kiriarashi, while in 2016 Hatsu he fell in the first round of an eight-man play-off for the Makushita yusho. As Bumpkin noticed Hamamiryu didn't make the official list this time, but is retiring after 16 years and 665 consecutive bouts. He was one of the group of seven rikishi who originally branched out with Kise-beya when it opened in 2004. His danpatsu-shiki took place on senshuraku. Hamatensei retires after an eight year struggle, having made his debut in the 2011 Natsu basho-by-any-other-name. He had a couple of lengthy injury absences, but did at least sign off with a kachi-koshi. For the last three years he has been studying via correspondence at the NHK Gakuen High School, and is now a high school graduate. Congratulations! No danpatsu-shiki pictures so far. I understand he will be working at a company run by his uncle, with a view to succeeding him when he retires in the future. Only one picture to add, flowers after his final bout. They expressed the intention to retire, but the oyakata have obviously not filed the retirement papers in time for the banzuke compilation conference. They'll be on the next banzuke, but maybe had their danpatsu-shiki already. Regarding Hitenryu, most likely it's because Hakuryu doesn't turn 65 until April 12th, so his wakaimonogashira position isn't yet vacant for Hitenryu. More flowers:
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    Lower-division Torikumi Haru Basho 2019

    There was also the notable case of Tamamitsukuni in 2005 Kyushu, he also "succeeded" for his first win thanks to Yotsukasa's kyujo which turned into intai.
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    Lower-division Torikumi Haru Basho 2019

    Perhaps - if Watanabe is so crocked that they have to take him TO the dohyo in the wheelchair. Otherwise, it's likely that Sano will get some company in the record books at last.