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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Takagenji is reverting to his bad old habits and needs a refresher from the etiquette oyakata - not even the slightest effort at bowing following his loss to Shohozan today.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Two late entries and a quick return, plus one more withdrawal ahead of the final round of lower division action. Entering/Returning: Jd2w Yuriki (returning - withdrew on Day 11) Jk22w Takano (entry - fights Shonanzakura on Day 12) Jk23w Tamanowaka (entry, no bout set yet - could fight Higohikari whose schedule is a bit off-kilter) Withdrawing: Jd43w Bushi (fusenpai Day 12, earlier had a fusensho on Day 6)
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Hatsu 2021

    While I admit it's unlikely, I'd love to see Fujimusashi, the youngest rikishi on the banzuke, win the Jonidan yusho. The closest I can find to that happening in the last ~30 years is Hokutenzan's 6-1 play-off loss in 1995 Hatsu. A Shohoryu yusho would also be welcome - only two have been won by the yumitori-shiki performer since 1952, the last by Koganefuji in 1986 Kyushu.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Five more rikishi in the lower divisions have withdrawn ahead of Day 11: Ms36w Hananofuji - highest career rank Sd24w Watanabe - highest career rank Sd52w Kotosusumu (fusenpai Day 9, after four straight losses) Jd2w Yuriki Jk8w Numano
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    There was one kyujo ahead of Day 7 that I forgot to post: Jd42e Kotonagahama (fusenpai Day 6) And four more rikishi have withdrawn ahead of Day 9: Sd32e Genkaiho - first kyujo of his career after 690 consecutive bouts Jd19e Kenho (fusenpai Day 7) Jd22w Oshozan Jd95w Akiyama
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    According to the article linked below, Shikimori Inosuke suffered a cerebral infarction shortly after the death of Shobushi in May last year, and at first had difficulty walking. That explains why he was absent from the July basho, and likely why he wasn't taking part in ceremonials like kaobure gonjo at times as well. The absence of Yokozuna since then is also a good thing as it means he hasn't had to take part in dohyo-iri, which involves lengthy sonkyo for the gyoji. https://www.minpo.jp/news/moredetail/2020123082284
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    Sekitori Leaderboard Hatsu Basho 2021

    After day 7, January 2021, Makuuchi division scores are: (Rikishi have fought 7 bouts except as otherwise stated) Score Rikishi Shikona 7-0 1 Daieisho After day 7, January 2021, Juryo division scores are: (Rikishi have fought 7 bouts except as otherwise stated) Score Rikishi Shikona 7-0 1 Tsurugisho After a visual survey of a database bout query, I believe the last time Makuuchi and Juryo were led (solely) by a pair of 7-0 stablemates was 1975 Hatsu, Kitanoumi and Banryuyama from Mihogaseki-beya. They went on to win the yusho in their respective divisions.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Certainly the first who fought this many. Wakahanada started the 1991 Aki basho with a 5-0 sweep, but of course did not have to fight three sanyaku who were stablemates.
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    New recruits Hatsu 2021

    Mochizuki has taken the shikona Fujiizumi (富士泉), the last kanji from Nishikido-oyakata (former Sekiwake Mitoizumi). Incidentally, I'm surprised at how sparingly he has bestowed that kanji on his deshi in the 18 years of the heya's existence. Although his Kyokai profile gives him a Chofu, Tokyo shusshin, the press articles giving the shindeshi kensa results said he was from Yamanashi, same prefecture as Otake-beya's Mochizuki - I wonder if they are related.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Lots of action ahead of Day 5, with three rikishi entering or returning to the basho, and five withdrawing. Entering/Returning: Ms38w Ichiki (entry) Jd52w Ogitora (returning - withdrew after an opening day fusenpai) Jk16w Sawanofuji (entry) Withdrawing: Ms51w Tatsukaze (fusenpai Day 4) Sd18e Nabatame Sd48w Kotonoumi Sd72e Ryuki (fusenpai Day 4) Jd56w Kakutaiki Pleased to see that Narutaki not only showed up for his bout today, but also won it.
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    2021 "Kozumo" Hatsu Basho discussion thread

    Now THAT is an ippon!
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    One rikishi enters and three withdraw ahead of Day 3. Entering: Sd23e Shishi Withdrawing: Sd4w Masunoyama Jd52w Ogitora (fusenpai Day 1) Jk12e Kaihiryu Isenoumi-beya's Narutaki reportedly twisted his right ankle in his bout today and had to be taken away in the wheelchair, but for now at least he stays in the basho. We'll see if he shows up on Day 4. Shikihide-beya reports that banzuke-gai Sawaisamu is set to take part in maezumo tomorrow. At the age of 43 years, 11 months, 5 days he will surpass Hokutoryu's record as the oldest maezumo participant by just over five months. Toyohibiki is kyujo from the basho because he had knee surgery in mid-December. I was pleased to see Hatooka's name not on the kyujo list this basho - he is back in action now after rupturing the patellar tendon in his right knee a year ago, a day after getting kachi-koshi at his highest rank in Makushita. He was serving as a tsukebito to Tokushoryu, who won his famous Makujiri yusho that basho, but Hatooka had to watch it on a tablet from his hospital bed. Now ranked Jonidan 57, he defeated Kakutaiki today to make the first step towards fulfilling the promise he made to his mother, who sadly died in April last year - to become a sekitori and be able to wear an oichomage.
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2021 (13th Wave)

    Ms3w Ichiyamamoto
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    Banzuke Surfing Hatsu 2021 (17th Wave)

    I'll join this one as well, Jk17e Ryuseiyama.
  15. Better late than never I hope - here at last are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in the final basho of the year. A yusho race that went down to the wire plus some rare kimarite at sekitori level made for an entertaining third consecutive basho at the home of ozumo. Takakeisho triumphed in the top flight to set up what should be a tough tsunatori basho in the new year From a kimarite perspective, my personal highlight of the basho was Terutsuyoshi's sotokomata win against Enho. It was the first sotokomata in any division for just over five years, and the first at sekitori level since the 2005 Hatsu basho. Actually it could have been something even more scarce - earlier in the bout, Terutsuyoshi appeared to attempt a sotomuso (see screenshot below), which has been unused at any level for over 18 years. Popular Juryo returnee Ura was already in the headlines, but he added to that on Day 5 with an izori win against Kyokushuho. It was the first izori at sekitori level since that of Tomonohana in the 1993 Hatsu basho - he is now Tamagaki-oyakata and happened to be on shimpan duty for Ura's bout here. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 3 0 0 1 3 0 7 0.28% Amiuchi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Ashitori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 2 1 0 3 1 3 10 0.41% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Harimanage 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Hatakikomi 38 18 43 44 53 9 205 8.34% Hikiotoshi 4 8 20 20 33 7 92 3.74% Hikkake 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 0 2 4 2 8 0.33% Izori 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.08% Kakenage 2 0 0 1 3 0 6 0.24% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 3 5 4 4 6 1 23 0.94% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kimedashi 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 0.20% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kirikaeshi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kotenage 4 7 8 10 11 3 43 1.75% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0.08% Kubinage 2 0 0 0 3 0 5 0.20% Makiotoshi 0 1 0 0 2 0 3 0.12% 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 5 9 27 23 5 79 3.21% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 3 0 0 2 0 5 0.20% Okuritaoshi 1 2 1 6 2 0 12 0.49% 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 67 45 113 194 161 55 635 25.82% Oshitaoshi 18 4 9 11 26 5 73 2.97% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatedashinage 3 2 0 2 0 0 7 0.28% Shitatehineri 0 0 2 1 4 1 8 0.33% Shitatenage 3 2 13 19 20 4 61 2.48% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Sotogake 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.20% Sotokomata 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Sotomuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sototasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sukuinage 4 4 3 10 23 3 47 1.91% Susoharai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 1 2 0 3 0.12% Tottari 1 1 1 1 1 0 5 0.20% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 15 5 24 16 8 0 68 2.77% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 2 4 2 8 0.33% Tsukiotoshi 20 9 27 45 27 5 133 5.41% Tsukitaoshi 2 2 1 2 2 0 9 0.37% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.08% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 1 1 0 0 3 0 5 0.20% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.12% Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Utchari 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0.12% Uwatedashinage 4 5 6 6 11 1 33 1.34% Uwatehineri 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0.12% Uwatenage 10 8 16 36 38 11 119 4.84% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0.16% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 60 48 90 163 186 53 600 24.40% Yoritaoshi 4 5 19 19 48 7 102 4.15% Zubuneri 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% 12,246 honwari torikumi took place in the five basho held this year, with 67 kimarite used (excluding fusen and hansoku). Oshidashi was the most common for only the second calendar year in the current kimarite era, following 2018. However, the difference between oshidashi (3110, 25.40%) and yorikiri (3088, 25.22%) was only 22, the fifth consecutive year that the gap has remained in double digits. Among the unused kimarite, the only real surprise was the lack of tsuriotoshi - in the last 29 years, only 2016 had previously seen it draw a blank. Tsutaezori is by no means commonplace, but it did make at least one appearance in each of the last four years. Marked with an asterisk are those kimarite that appeared last year but not this. Gasshohineri Kakezori Kozumatori Mitokorozeme * Okurigake * Okuritsuriotoshi Omata Sabaori Shumokuzori Sotomuso Sototasukizori Susotori Tasukizori * Tsukaminage Tsumatori Tsuriotoshi * Tsutaezori * Waridashi Yaguranage Yobimodoshi Four kimarite appeared this year having been out of action for differing amounts of time. Kawazugake (2018.05) Koshinage (2017.11) Okuritsuridashi (2017.09) Sotokomata (2015.07) Thanks for reading!
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    2nd place, 57 points, one short of the winner. FWIW, I haven't had any trouble accessing the site at all and it's definitely up as I write this.
  17. Former Maegashira Hochiyama has today switched from the Kimigahama myoseki (owned by Okinoumi) and is now borrowing the Furiwake myoseki, which in theory should still belong to the estate of the former Azumazeki-oyakata (ex-Ushiomaru).
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    No less than five changes to the top ten ranks after this difficult edition. Asashosakari and Gurowake drop out after being fixtures in green for 18 consecutive basho - the latter even drops all the way out from the top rank. Chishafuwaku also goes down after a seven-basho stint, along with Gooner who was there for six, and Kobashi after a single basho. Replacing them are three returnees and, for the first time in just over four years, two newcomers. The comebacks are all former holders of the #1 rank - Seki Haruaki returns after a one-basho gap, Chiyonosawa after five basho, and Tenshinhan after six basho. Seki Haruaki is now tied with Flohru for 10th place on the list of most basho in the top ten, having spent a total of 24 basho in green. The two new entrants are Unkonoyama and Asterix, the 109th and 110th players to make their top ten debut and the first duo since Andonishiki and Gurowake in 2016 Kyushu. For the second basho in a row the yusho winner has double-digit hits - Oskanohana's tally of 12 in fact ties the long-standing record for most hits in a winning guess, set by Maguroyama in 2003 Aki and equalled by Kotoseiya in 2004 Nagoya. Also for the second basho in a row we have a new #1, Sakura taking over as the 21st holder of the top rank. Kaiomitsuki's run of 95 consecutive basho comes to an end as he was kyujo this time. He is now tied for most participations with Leonishiki, who reached the same milestone last basho but sat this one out. Merry Christmas everyone
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2021

    Eleven rikishi change their shikona on this banzuke. Those of the two shin-Juryo were announced along with their promotion - in addition, Tohakuryu has changed a kanji in his given name but keeps the reading as Masahito. Kojima was the only Asakayama-beya rikishi not to have the leading kanji of the shisho (former Ozeki Kaio), but that has been put right now as he changes from his family name to Kaigo. The two youngest rikishi in Shibatayama-beya are given their first shikona - Yatabe is now Nishikikuni, the second kanji perhaps a nod to his home city of Iwakuni, Yamaguchi prefecture. Meanwhile, Nagahara gets the same first kanji but with a different reading, he is now Kinseiryu. Besides shin-Juryo Tohakuryu, two more rikishi from Tamanoi-beya get their first shikona. Hashimoto is now Wakaazuma, while Iwamoto gets the more interesting change to Tamanowaka. It's quite rare for a Tamanoi rikishi to get the 玉 kanji, as in modern times it's far more associated with Kataonami-beya, while Tamanoi has preferred to use the 東 kanji from the shisho. From Musashigawa-beya, Higuchi is now Toramusashi, and he also makes a given name change. It was Toranoshin, and although it had a different tora kanji to the one in his new shikona, he has changed it to Terunoshin instead. Kotomanabe has waited over eight years to get his first shikona, he is now Kototaisei, and also makes a given name change. In contrast, Otake-beya's newest rikishi Harada gets a shikona straight away, he is now Tairikuyama. And lastly, Hattorizakura gets a win - if only thanks to the first kanji of his new shikona. The idea seems to be a combination of victory (勝) and the Shonan (湘南) region, which lies along the coast of his home prefecture Kanagawa and encompasses his home city of Chigasaki. Let's hope it inspires him to get a win in 2021. J11w Naya > Oho (王鵬) J14w Shiraishi Masahito (雅仁) > Tohakuryu Masahito (東白龍 雅士) Sd80e Kojima > Kaigo (魁郷) Jd9e Yatabe > Nishikikuni (錦国) Jd16w Hashimoto Wataru > Wakaazuma Koya (若東 航矢) Jd55w Higuchi Toranoshin > Toramusashi Terunoshin (寅武蔵 輝之進) Jd56e Kotomanabe Taishi > Kototaisei Naoki (琴太成 直輝) Jk18e Nagahara > Kinseiryu (錦星龍) Jk23w Iwamoto Maito > Tamanowaka Mikuto (玉乃若 未来斗) Jk27w Harada > Tairikuyama (大陸山) Jk28e Hattorizakura Futoshi > Shonanzakura Sota (勝南桜 聡太) Two notable rikishi make given name changes: J1e Ishiura Masakatsu > Ishiura Shikanosuke (鹿介) Ms41e Daiseido Masaru > Daiseido Daishi (大志)
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    New recruits Haru 2021

    Following in his older brother's footsteps is 15-year-old Ryohei Kiyota, who will join him in Dewanoumi-beya in March. The pandemic has of course decimated much of the amateur sumo calendar, so he has been focusing on training this year to improve his physical strength. He has gained around 10kg and overcame his difficulties with matawari, and in keiko he feels an improvement in the stability of his lower body. Like his brother, his speciality is uwatenage. While Ryohei naturally wants to surpass his brother in rank, he also wants them both to be sekitori so that they can invigorate their local community in Koriyama, in the same way as the three Onami brothers of Arashio-beya have become well known in their home city of Fukushima.
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    New recruits Hatsu 2021

    Nagata returned home to visit Fukuroi Sumo Club, which he belonged to for a decade through to junior high, for a send-off with his instructors and juniors. At the club's practice base in Aino Park, he was presented with a hakata obi by club president Tsunehiro Kato, who pointed out that he can't wear it until he reaches Makushita, encouraging his old student to work hard to achieve that initial goal. Current club captain, 12-year-old Koki Fujiwara, said: "It's great that our senpai has become a rikishi. We're cheering for him!"
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    Invitation to GTB- Hatsu 2021- and RESULTS!!

    Time for another stat catch-up, like last time the missed basho are in these quote boxes, and I shall endeavour to get this edition's stats done between Christmas and New Year. Lastly a note for @Doitsuyama - while doing the stats I noticed that while the post-Haru ranking list is present in the archive, the individual ranks are not being displayed on the player's career record pages at the moment.
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    New recruits Hatsu 2021

    Joining Naruto-beya is Go Murayama (村山 豪), third year student at Kaiyo High School in Niigata prefecture. Currently 168cm and 130kg, he aims to become a sekitori by doing oshizumo in the style of Ozeki Takakeisho. "I will devote myself so that I can repay the kindness of the people who supported me during six years of middle and high school," he said. Murayama will be the eighth to enter ozumo from Kaiyo, and the third to join Naruto-beya, following Marusho and Ofukasawa. Naruto-oyakata (former Ozeki Kotooshu) has visited the school several times to observe potential recruits and lent his chest to Murayama in the keikoba. For his part, Murayama has visited Naruto-beya to take part in keiko and those experiences made him decide to join the heya. In July last year he suffered a detached retina when an opponent's finger entered his left eye during keiko, but despite the discomfort he helped Kaiyo's team to a jun-yusho at the Towada taikai in August. Only afterwards was the problem discovered through an eye examination, and after having surgery his vision is now fine. Murayama will undergo a PCR test tomorrow and, provided the results allow it, will travel to Tokyo and move into the heya the following day.
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    Kakuryu Citizenship

    I can't post a screenshot as I'm using my phone, but Kakuryu is now a Japanese citizen. He's the first entry in the third column in this PDF.
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    Corona and sumo

    Minato-oyakata (former Maegashira Minatofuji) is the latest figure from sumo to contract coronavirus. He felt unwell yesterday and went to the closest hospital to be tested, which returned a positive result. He wasn't at the heya in the last three days so the rikishi and other members weren't considered close contacts, but the Kyokai has had them all tested with those results to be returned tonight. Minato's family will be monitored as close contacts, Minato himself is receiving treatment. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202012150000664.html