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    New recruits for Aki 2021

    Joining Yamahibiki-beya is 18-year-old Yuki Masutani (桝谷 勇稀) from Hyogo prefecture. Same as the shisho (former Maegashira Ganyu), Hyogo natives make up more than half the heya now IIRC. The other two recruits are a Nakanishi (中西) for Futagoyama-beya, and another Urasaki (浦崎) for Tatsunami-beya - younger brother to Byakuen (and incidentally, both are younger brothers to the retired Kotourasaki).
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    New recruits for Aki 2021

    Think of it this way: Joining (ozumo) in Aki, entering (the basho) in Kyushu.
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    New recruits for Aki 2021

    I thought they had to pass the shindeshi-kensa before they could apply for the visa, which would mean undergoing the kensa with the Aki shindeshi group, but not competing until Kyushu. The last foreign tsukedashi was Mitoryu and he had to wait a basho.
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    New kesho mawashi

    Hakuyozan has received a new kesho-mawashi from his hometown of Shirataka, Yamagata prefecture. Costing around 3 million yen, it features symbols of the town and prefecture - a white hawk (shiroi taka) and the official flower of the prefecture, a safflower. The flower was dyed with locally-produced dyes made from safflowers, which are widely grown in Yamagata. It was unveiled at the town hall on August 26th and will be on display there until September 5th, when it will be sent to Hakuyozan for (hopefully) use in the Aki basho. Since he couldn't attend in person, his mother stepped in alongside the Mayor, Seishichi Sato. Meanwhile, shin-Juryo Hokuseiho's first kesho-mawashi was revealed at his alma mater, Tottori Johoku high school. It features the emblem of the school on a kirin jishi mai mask, used in the lion dances performed largely in the Eastern areas of Tottori prefecture. School Principal Ishiura was on hand to present it to the press.
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    Banzuke for Aki 2021

    Ten shikona changes apart from already-announced shin-Juryo Murata, who is now Asashiyu. He also adds a character to the given name to make it Ryoga. Former Juryo Daiseido is now Daiseiryu, perhaps hoping for a change in luck as he seeks to avoid being demoted to Sandanme for the first time in his career. Tagonoura-beya's Kochikara reverses a reading change that he made earlier in his career, once again becoming Kojikara. Two rikishi from Musashigawa-beya have received their first proper shikona. Tabara is now Chikunokura, while Numano becomes Naniwamusashi. Naniwa is quite appropriate for the shikona of an Osaka native, Naniwa ward being the location of the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium, home of the Haru basho. I think Shiraishizakura was the longest Romaji name on the banzuke at 15 letters, but that distinction will have to be shared with others now - his first proper shikona is Agazumazakura with 13 letters. I'd like to think that the inspiration is the character of Agatsuma Zenitsu from the popular manga Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, but I have no way of knowing if that's right. Two rikishi give up their shikona and switch to their family names, Hozan becoming Naya and Asahio becoming Sugawara. Meanwhile, Kisenoumi changes the 'no' in his shikona from katakana to hiragana. J13w Murata Ryo > Asashiyu Ryoga (朝志雄 亮賀) Ms57e Daiseido > Daiseiryu (大成龍) Sd24e Hozan > Naya (納谷) Sd66e Kochikara > Kojikara (こちから > こぢから) Jd4e Matsui > Hogasho (豊雅将) Jd15w Tabara Yuta > Chikunokura Kyuzo (筑乃蔵 久三) Jd21e Kisenoumi (木瀬ノ海 > 木瀬の海) Jd29w Asahio Yusei > Sugawara Sho (菅原 聖) Jd85e Aki Yoshinobu > Shunkaku Akito (瞬鶴 晄士) Jd101e Numano > Naniwamusashi (浪速武蔵) Jk7e Shiraishizakura > Agazumazakura (我妻桜) And finally, the first name change out of the new Araiso-beya is not for a rikishi, but instead for Makushita gyoji Kimura Takanosuke, now Kimura Ennosuke. The first kanji of the given name is the "monkey" also seen in Tobizaru, Umizaru and Byakuen. Unusual to see the 'no' change to katakana though. 木村 隆之助 > 木村 猿ノ助 (きむら えんのすけ)
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    Shikona Megathread: Translations and Trivia

    The first kanji is from Onomatsu-beya, the second means dream, the third you already know. The meaning is simply "from Russia to Onomatsu with a dream".
  7. Sewanin Saisu reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 on August 16th, after a half-century in ozumo. He joined the old Isegahama-beya in 1971 as a deshi of 38th Yokozuna Terukuni, reaching a highest rank of Maegashira 2. He retired in 1986 (as Takarakuni) and took a sewanin position, and in November 1991 switched to his family name of Saisu (which has a different first kanji to his active-era shikona). Through heya closures he ended up in what is now also called Isegahama-beya, unrelated to the old one. With his retirement there are now eight sewanin, the old number before the group expansion in 2004.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    This is correct but only since 2018.03, when he adopted his current shikona. Before that he was Asatatsuke Takayoshi (貴芳, たかよし). @Doitsuyama Sorry to keep bending your ear about given names, but hopefully the following batch should mean that all currently active rikishi have correct given names matching their Kyokai profiles, which I recently finished going through en masse. Akashifuji - Koijiro (恋次郎, こいじろう) since 2020.01 Akitoba - should be Ryo (りょう) according to both the Kyokai and Minato-beya sites. (It's a confusing one because the kanji makes it seem like it should be Ryu, and his real given name is Ryo with a different kanji ) Asadaimon - Usaburo (卯三郎, うさぶろう) since 2018.03 Asahio - Yusei (由聖, ゆうせい) since 2017.11 Asahanshin - Torakichi (虎吉, とらきち) since 2018.03 Bushi - Hiroshi (宏, ひろし) since 2014.11 Dewanojo - kanji change to 周太 2018.05, reading stays as Shuta Fubu - Dai (太, だい) since 2014.11 Irodori - Takateru (尊光, たかてる) since 2015.07 Kasugaryu - Kensei (健成, けんせい) since 2017.01 Kayatoiwa - Daimon (大門, だいもん) since 2018.03 Kiyonoumi - Masayoshi (正芳, まさよし) since 2018.01 Kochikara - Ryutaro (龍太郎, りゅうたろう) since 2018.05 (probably also 2018.03 in maezumo, but cannot verify that) Kotorikisen - Akito (旭人, あきと) since 2014.09 Mimurodake - Yoshiaki (義晃, よしあき) since 2016.05 Nogami - Katsuhiro (功宗, かつひろ) from 2015.01 to 2015.03, Masanori (将里, まさのり) from 2015.05 to 2016.03, Goki (豪規, ごうき) since 2016.05 Roman - Chikara (力, ちから) since 2018.07 (probably also 2018.05 in maezumo but cannot verify that) Ryuseiyama - reading typo on both sides, the given name is Ryosuke (りょうすけ) since 2017.03 Ryutsukasa - Shige (成, しげ) since 2015.09 Satsumao - Hidekatsu (秀勝, ひでかつ) since 2017.05 Sawaisamu - Tomokazu (智和, ともかず) since 2018.01 Shoryudo - Kazunari (一成, かずなり) since 2014.11 Sumanoumi - Kenji (拳児, けんじ) since 2015.07 Taiyo - Kazunari (一成, かずなり) since 2020.03 (probably also 2020.01 in maezumo, but cannot verify that) Tatsukaze - Noboru (登, のぼる) from 2016.03 to 2017.05, then back to Ryota since 2017.07 but with a different first kanji (良太, りょうた) Tatsuki - Masahiro (昌弘, まさひろ) from 2017.09 to 2017.11, Dai (大 , だい) since 2018.01 Wayama - Isamu (勇武, いさむ) from 2017.09 to 2019.11 Yukiamami - Hajime (創, はじめ) since 2017.05 Yuma - Takeru (猛, たける) since 2014.05 (probably also 2014.03 in maezumo, but cannot verify that)
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    Fence 10 of the showjumping course is sumo-themed, with a rikishi statue on one wing, a drum tower on the other, and a dohyo of sorts below the poles.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    He wrote about a week ago that he decided not to have surgery on his knee, and will do his best to be ready for the Aki basho.
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    Araiso-heya branch out

    The groundbreaking ceremony for the new Araiso-beya was held today. Takayasu attended, and I also hear Onogawa-oyakata (former Maegashira Kitataiki) and Nakamura-oyakata (former Sekiwake Yoshikaze) were present too. The building is scheduled to be completed in May 2022. A couple of interior visualisations were also released, including the twin-dohyo keikoba. The heya's koenkai registration opens tomorrow.
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    Top 10 Sumo Records Nagoya 2021

    No idea about Kinunishiki, but I don't think Shionosato's birthdate is correct. Looking around last night I found this profile which gives his age as 19 (if the database has it right, then he retired at 17). I can't know for sure what information points 7 and 8 are, but perhaps reasonable to assume they are his results in 1958.09 (8-0) and 1958.11 (4-4)?
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    Survivors of closed heya

    Following up on an earlier post in which I mentioned three survivors of a now-defunct heya, I thought I'd round up all the rikishi who qualify for this category. I only include changes which saw rikishi actually move to a different heya - name changes aren't included, such as Nakadachi/Sakaigawa or Matsugane/Nishonoseki. ================== Wakamatsu-beya - Merged into Takasago-beya February 2002. Two survivors remaining: Asanotosa Asatenmai Asahikari - Retired after 2006 Hatsu Asanohama - Retired after 2002 Aki Asanowaka - Retired after 2005 Natsu Asasato - Retired after 2002 Kyushu Asasekiryu - Retired after 2017 Natsu Asashogo - Retired after 2008 Natsu Asashoryu - Retired after 2010 Hatsu Asatakuya - Retired after 2002 Aki Asatoshi - Retired after 2005 Hatsu Asayamada - Retired after 2004 Hatsu Ichinoya - Retired after 2007 Kyushu ================== Oshiogawa-beya - Closed March 2005. Six survivors transferred to Oguruma-beya: Hienriki Ayanokaze - Retired after 2010 Kyushu Kinunoyama - Retired after 2005 Natsu Kiozan - Retired after 2009 Kyushu Wakakirin - Retired after 2009 Hatsu Wakatoba - Retired after 2007 Aki ================== Hatachiyama-beya - Closed June 2006. Eleven survivors transferred to Kitanoumi-beya, later renamed Yamahibiki-beya: Amamidake Hatachijo Arashitenyu - Retired after 2008 Hatsu Daitenyu - Retired after 2016 Aki Danyu - Retired after 2011 Aki Gotenyu - Retired after 2007 Nagoya Hakurozan - Retired after 2008 Aki Hatachidake - Retired after 2010 Kyushu Sakai - Retired after 2007 Hatsu Shotenyu - Retired after 2006 Aki Wakatenyu - Retired after 2006 Aki ================== Tagonoura-beya (previous incarnation) - Closed February 2012. Eight survivors were split between two heya: Five survivors transferred to Dewanoumi-beya: Kairyu Oginohama Oginosho Hisanotora - Retired after 2021 Haru Yoshimura - Retired after 2021 Natsu Three survivors transferred to Kasugano-beya: Aoiyama Aozora Aokishin - Retired after 2018 Aki ================== Oshima-beya - Closed April 2012. Seven survivors transferred to Tomozuna-beya: Kyokuhozan Kyokushuho Kyokutaisei Asahisho - Retired after 2021 Natsu Kyokuhikari - Retired after 2018 Haru Kyokuryuo - Retired after 2014 Hatsu Kyokutenho - Retired after 2015 Nagoya ================== Hanakago-beya - Closed May 2012. Eight survivors transferred to Minezaki-beya - Closed April 2021. One survivor transferred to Shibatayama-beya: Wakahizen Arawashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Daiho - Retired after 2012 Kyushu Hikarugenji - Retired after 2021 Haru Soranoumi - Retired after 2019 Natsu Ugonoumi - Retired after 2015 Hatsu Wakahikari - Retired after 2014 Haru Yoyonohana - Retired after 2015 Natsu NOTE - Survivors only of the Minezaki closure are listed in a later entry. ================== Nakamura-beya - Closed December 2012. Five survivors transferred to Azumazeki-beya - Closed April 2021. One survivor transferred to Hakkaku-beya: Mitozakura Byakko - Retired after 2020 July Fujihisashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Hishofuji - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Tokizakura - Retired after 2013 Natsu NOTE - Survivors only of the Azumazeki closure are listed in a later entry. ================== Hanaregoma-beya - Closed February 2013. Six survivors transferred to Shibatayama-beya: Ryuseio Sakigake Shoketsu Maeta - Retired after 2018 Aki Wakanoshima - Retired after 2017 Aki Wakaryusei - Retired after 2017 Hatsu ================== Magaki-beya - Closed March 2013. Three survivors transferred to Isegahama-beya: Terunofuji Shunba - Retired after 2019 Natsu Wakaaoba - Retired after 2014 Hatsu ================== Mihogaseki-beya - closed October 2013. Six survivors transferred to Kasugano-beya: Kaorufuji Mienosato Aran - Retired after 2013 Kyushu Kurenishiki - Retired after 2015 Kyushu Miura - Retired after 2014 Haru Tochiimari - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Three survivors remaining via branch-out in Kise-beya: Higohikari Mogaminishiki Nankairiki Hamamiryu - Retired after 2019 Natsu Kabutoiwa - Retired after 2013 Kyushu No survivors remaining via branch-out in Onoe-beya: Hamaeiko - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Satoyama - Retired after 2018 Kyushu ================== Asahiyama-beya (previous incarnation) - Closed January 2015. Four survivors transferred to Isegahama-beya: Mimurodake Daiisshin - Retired after 2019 Hatsu Daitenpaku - Retired after 2018 Hatsu Taiga - Retired after 2020 November ================== Kasugayama-beya - Closed October 2016. Nine survivors transferred temporarily to Oitekaze-beya before branching back out in Nakagawa-beya - Closed July 2020. Five survivors were dispersed to five different heya: Kasugaryu - Tomozuna-beya Okunidake - Oitekaze-beya Okuniyama - Asahiyama-beya Tamashoho - Kataonami-beya Haruhikari - Miyagino-beya - Retired after 2020 Aki Kasugakuni - Retired after 2019 Aki Kasugamine - Retired after 2020 Haru Kasuganami - Retired after 2017 Kyushu Kyokuyuko - Retired after 2020 July NOTE - Survivors only of the Nakagawa closure are listed in a later entry. ================== Takanohana-beya - Closed October 2018. Eight survivors transferred to Chiganoura-beya, later renamed Tokiwayama-beya: Takagenji Takakeisho Takakento Takataisho Takamasaki - Retired after 2020 July Takanofuji - Retired after 2019 Kyushu Takanoiwa - Retired after 2018 Kyushu Takatenshu - Retired after 2020 Hatsu ================== Izutsu-beya - Closed September 2019. Three survivors transferred to Michinoku-beya: Hagane Kakutaiki Kakuryu - Retired after 2021 Haru One survivor remaining via branch-out in Shikoroyama-beya: Ounabara ================== Nakagawa-beya - Closed July 2020. Eight survivors were dispersed to six different heya: Kasugaryu - Tomozuna-beya Kyokutenryo - Tomozuna-beya Okunidake - Oitekaze-beya Okuniyama - Asahiyama-beya Tamashoho - Kataonami-beya Yoshii - Tokitsukaze-beya Haruhikari - Miyagino-beya - Retired after 2020 Aki Sasazaki - Tokitsukaze-beya - Retired after 2020 November ================== Azumazeki-beya - closed April 2021. Five survivors transferred to Hakkaku-beya: Hokutohiro Hokutomaru Hokutoshin Hokutoshio Mitozakura ================== Minezaki-beya - closed March 2021. Five survivors transferred to Shibatayama-beya: Izumigawa Matsuda Miyakojima Shunpo Wakahizen ================== Kagamiyama-beya - closed July 2021. Two survivors transferred to Isenoumi-beya: Kagamio Ryusei ==================
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    Sumo and the Olympics

    I don't think a dohyo-iri would've been a good fit, I don't recall any opening ceremonies that just stop all sound and motion for a few minutes which is what would be needed. I quite enjoyed it as it was and sumo would've made no difference for me. What I thought would have been a nice touch is for Hakuho to present the medals in the wrestling weight class his father competed in, but I'm not sure even medal presentations are happening now; I read somewhere that they will simply be on pedestals and the athletes will pick them up when announced, which is what they've done in the Rowing World Cup events I've seen this year. Can I just say that the one good thing about no spectators is that the TV directors can't cut away and show them, a personal bugbear of mine. I don't want to see people on their phones, or stuffing their faces, or mugging for the camera when they see themselves on the big screen, I want to see the sport, even if there's a break in play or a time-out or whatever. Show me the athletes.
  15. Hi all, here are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in this basho. In contrast to the Natsu basho, 54 different kimarite were used in Nagoya, the highest number since 2017 Aki. Of those, yorikiri was the most common, accounting for 26.14% of bouts. I'm quite sure veteran Sakura hasn't found his way into the kimarite notes before, but for his final bout of this basho he won with a rare waridashi. It's the first waridashi for almost six years, and only the 20th in basho with complete kimarite data for all divisions. Hinataryu got his new shikona off to a winning start with a 5-2 kachi-koshi, and the last of those wins came with a chongake leg trip. It's the third chongake of his career which puts him in some pretty exclusive company, although he's got plenty of work to do to catch up to Kyokutaisei's remarkable total. As noted at the time, Tsugaruumi produced only the 5th okurigake since that kimarite was introduced in 2001, although it probably should have been just a kirikaeshi. Unfortunately it also came at the cost of what seemed like a knee injury, resulting in his withdrawal a few days later. There were three ashitori in this basho, all of them courtesy of recent entrant Asakiryu. Maybe Amanoshima has some competition in the leg-grabbing stakes... On the final day of the basho, Murata removed all doubt about his Juryo promotion with one of my favourite kimarite, an uchimuso against Yago. After looking down to see the position of his opponent's leg, he knocked it away to get the win and make sure that this won't be the only time he has an oichomage. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 3 0 2 2 0 8 0.34% Amiuchi 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.13% Ashitori 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.13% Chongake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fusen (default) 2 4 1 3 0 1 11 0.47% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.09% Harimanage 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.09% Hatakikomi 30 11 41 64 56 2 204 8.70% Hikiotoshi 11 6 11 19 24 4 75 3.20% Hikkake 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.09% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0.21% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 1 0 2 1 0 0 4 0.17% Kakenage 1 1 1 2 0 1 6 0.26% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 3 2 2 7 11 0 25 1.07% 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 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 0 1 0 3 1 0 5 0.21% Kimetaoshi 1 1 0 3 1 1 7 0.30% Kirikaeshi 2 0 2 1 1 2 8 0.34% Komatasukui 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kotenage 7 9 7 7 13 4 47 2.00% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0.13% Kubinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Makiotoshi 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.09% 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 7 7 16 16 21 2 69 2.94% Okurigake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Okuritaoshi 0 0 5 7 3 0 15 0.64% 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 61 36 88 148 185 31 549 23.41% Oshitaoshi 4 9 14 26 22 6 81 3.45% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Shitatedashinage 0 0 3 4 4 0 11 0.47% Shitatehineri 0 0 2 0 2 0 4 0.17% Shitatenage 9 2 8 12 15 2 48 2.05% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Sotogake 1 0 4 1 0 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 2 5 11 11 7 44 1.88% Susoharai 0 0 0 1 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 1 0 0 1 0.04% Tottari 2 0 0 1 1 0 4 0.17% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 6 4 8 11 11 0 40 1.71% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 1 4 1 6 0.26% Tsukiotoshi 18 12 28 43 34 15 150 6.40% Tsukitaoshi 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 0.17% Tsukite 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.09% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0.17% 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 1 0 1 0.04% Uchimuso 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ushiromotare 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Utchari 1 0 1 2 0 0 4 0.17% Uwatedashinage 5 4 11 14 10 2 46 1.96% Uwatehineri 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.13% Uwatenage 14 9 16 26 34 4 103 4.39% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% 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 91 54 104 156 176 32 613 26.14% Yoritaoshi 7 5 22 14 46 6 100 4.26% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
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    Survivors of closed heya

    Top post updated with the closure of Kagamiyama-beya (and a few shikona changes and retirement annotations that I had forgotten about). I think the last time there were 41 extant heya was for a three-month period in 1989. The number will return to 42 next month when the new Araiso-beya branches out.
  17. Two new, one return, no surprises. Debut: Ms2w Hokuseiho, Miyagino-beya Ms5e Murata > Asashiyu (朝志雄, あさしゆう), Takasago-beya Return: Ms3w Churanoumi, Kise-beya
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    Retired after Nagoya:

    Indeed, he had promise but the heya reported that he had been suffering from neck injury, which probably explains why his results had tapered off. He ended the winning streaks of Naya (Oho) and Roga, I read earlier. Asahinishiki was the last of the three founding rikishi of Asahiyama-beya. Sad to see the impressively-sideburned Mutsukaze retire, and so soon after Kaonishiki too.
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    Juryo Promotions for 2021 Aki

    I have no idea if that's the case in regular usage, but in terms of shikona it isn't, the reading as in Asashiyu is slightly more common historically, and certainly in the last three decades or so it's much more common.
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    New recruits for 2021 Nagoya

    Only two new recruits for this basho. Joining Miyagino-beya is 24-year-old Shintaro Watanabe (渡辺 晋太郎) from Shizuoka prefecture. He's a Nittai-dai graduate and was under-85kg national collegiate champion in 2017, I believe, but after graduating he spent a year in the world of work before deciding to join ozumo. The rijikai confirmed his entry recently via the extended age limit for those with significant amateur sumo experience. Joining Shikoroyama-beya is 18-year-old Yasushi? Ito (伊藤 寧) from Aomori prefecture. He's a member of the sumo club at Sanbongi Agricultural High School. One other note for future reference, he's obviously not joining this basho but it seems like Sadogatake-beya will have its first Mongolian deshi at some point. The heya website has a placeholder profile for a trainee named ガントルガ ビルグーン, which Google spits out as Gantoruga Biruguun. I'm only guessing at this point, but it could be Bilguun from Kibogaoka high school, seen here losing rather tamely to recent Miyagino-beya recruit Mukainakano a couple of years ago at the Interhigh.
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    Terunofuji is the 73rd Yokozuna.

    Live now:
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    Fibular/lateral collateral ligament injury in the left knee (左膝関節外側側副靭帯損傷), requiring two weeks rest and treatment. It happened when he dropped from the dohyo at the end of his bout against Tokushoryu yesterday, I think.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    He said it was his lucky beard. Many of the guys do that. I'm sure I read that the Kyokai had cracked down on that a few years ago, with refuseniks being summoned to the headmaster's office for a caution. But probably they were only doing it to the prime-time performers, lower division rikishi might get a bit more leeway. Jonokuchi champion Shunrai is the first rikishi since Aran (speaking of stubble!) to have three losses in maezumo and then win the Jonokuchi yusho in the next basho. Not really representative of anything since the number of bouts a rikishi fights in maezumo isn't fixed, but vaguely trivia worthy I thought.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    It's mentioned in this article; Kataonami-oyakata (former Sekiwake Tamakasuga) says he has already completed the process, so I suppose it's now just a case of waiting for the paperwork to go through.