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    Banzuke Surfing November 2020 (13th Wave)

    Ms12w Roga for this one.
  2. Other articles say he intends to switch myoseki with his successor and remain in the Kyokai for the extra five years as a consultant. As for the successor, I'd be astonished if it's not ex-Asanowaka.
  3. Sewanin Byakuhoyama had his final day at work today, reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 tomorrow after 49 years in the sumo world. With that there are now nine sewanin. I don't know if a replacement will be appointed or if the Kyokai is content to let this position fall naturally back to the old number of eight.
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    Retirees after Hatsu 2020

    After an almost nine-month wait, Hamaeiko's danpatsu-shiki finally took place a couple of weeks ago at Ludens Tachikawa Wedding Garden, which as the name suggests is normally a wedding venue in his home city of Tachikawa, Tokyo. No actual cutting pictures have emerged unfortunately, but some others are below.
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    New recruits November 2020

    One of the new recruits is for Otake-beya, 20-year-old Terutaka Harada (原田 珂宇) from Amakusa, Kumamoto prefecture. 181cm, 131kg. No information yet on any sumo background. I understand Isenoumi-beya's Mongolian recruit who passed the examinations last basho will have the shikona Arauma (荒馬).
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    Banzuke for November 2020

    If I was, it would Shou a lot more clearly, Shirley?
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    Banzuke for November 2020

    A dozen shikona changes on this banzuke, plus four more rikishi who change their given name only. Shikoroyama-beya's Harada gets an interesting first shikona - he is now Shogun. Kanji change for his given name but keeping the reading as Masaki (the previous first kanji is now the first of his shikona). Five of the changes are for Sakaigawa-beya rikishi, three of which are inspired by the pre-Meiji provincial names of their home prefectures. Oishi is now Suonada (Suo Province, now eastern Yamaguchi). Tokai is now Boshuyama (Awa Province, often shortened to either Anshu or Boshu, now Chiba). Finally, Yoshino is now Hishuyama (Higo Province, shortened to Hishu, now Kumamoto) - he also changes a kanji in his given name but keeps the same reading. Dewaazuma's year has been disrupted by injury and he made a late entry last basho in order to stay on the banzuke. Perhaps he's ready for a full-time return now, making a fresh start as Ryuseiyama. Stablemate Aomihama was also kyujo last basho, and he is now Oginohama. Minezaki-beya's Fukamachi has fought for the last two years under his family name, but now he returns to his old shikona of Uminishiki. I can't remember offhand whether Gokushindo is still suspended for this basho, but either way he has now reverted back to his family name of Fukushima. Ms57w Sadanohana > Hananofuji (華の富士) Sd40w Aomihama > Oginohama (小城ノ浜) Sd86e Gokushindo > Fukushima (福島) Jd15e Abezakura Koji > Ouzakura Susumu (奥羽桜 進夢) * Jd18w Harada Masaki (将輝) > Shogun Masaki (将軍 真輝) ** Jd97e Fukamachi > Uminishiki (宇美錦) Jd107w Oishi > Suonada (周防灘) Jd110e Otsuka > Fujimusashi (藤武蔵) Jk9e Tokai > Boshuyama (房州山) Jk14w Yoshino Keiji (慶児) > Hishuyama Keiji (肥州山 慶志) Jk17w Yamaguchi > Sadanojo (佐田の城) Jk26e Dewaazuma > Ryuseiyama (龍成山) * FWIW, his Japanese Kyokai page did not show a given name before, but now they've stealthily added 浩司 to his last five basho as Abezakura. Unfortunately the English side doesn't get the same treatment so we can only guess at the reading. Koji is most likely, I suppose. (Koji it was - thanks Naganoyama!) ** Nikkan says the given name reading is Masaaki (まさあき) but I reckon that's a typo as the Kyokai sticks with Masaki (まさき). Given name changes: J12e Takagenji Satoshi (賢 > 賢士 - no change in reading) Sd39w Onokura Yuki > Kenji (憲司) Sd95e Kisenoumi Mahiro > Tomoryo (友令) Jd40e Yuriki Masaru > Shota (勝 > 勝太) As with Abezakura, Yuriki's profile page didn't Sho a given name before but 勝 now appears. (The reading was Masaru, thanks again Naganoyama)
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2020 Aki

    Hello all, below are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in this thoroughly enjoyable basho which absorbed me from start to finish. Shodai continued his recent strong sumo to clinch a well-earned hatsu yusho; it's also the first Makuuchi yusho by a rikishi from Kumamoto prefecture. Meanwhile, Tobizaru's fine debut performance saw him become the third shin-nyumaku to feature in the sanyaku soroibumi, following Onishiki and Baruto. Further down the ranks, Hattorizakura became the first rikishi to fight eight bouts three times in the seven-bout era. Finally, leaving the ranks completely, poor Kotonawa registered his 23rd basho of banzuke-gai status, an unwanted record indeed. A koshinage is a rare sight at the best of times, and we haven't seen one since the 2017 Kyushu basho. So you can imagine my delight when two were produced in this basho, making it the first on record with two koshinage. The first one saw Onoyama throw Satozakura as they approached the tawara on Nakabi. The second was a textbook example, as Kojima launched Daijo nearer the centre of the dohyo on Day 11. Matsuda claimed the 11th nichonage win of his career on Day 12, drawing him level with the record held by Toseima. It came in an entertaining bout with Sadanohikari - after an initial hikkake attempt, Matsuda tried a chongake before launching his nichonage effort. It led to a delicate balancing act for both men, but finally the technique took hold and flipped the Mongolian over onto his back. Well worth watching the video for that one too. The penultimate day of the basho brought a rare okuritsuridashi - Asahinishiki did some nifty footwork on the tawara to survive Wakaikki's attack, and then got behind his opponent to gently lift him out for the win. It's the first okuritsuridashi since the 2017 Aki basho, and only the 15th overall since it was introduced in the kimarite expansion almost two decades ago. There were two kekaeshi in this basho. I only found a video for the first one, which gave Hokuyozan his kachi-koshi. After a brief period of grappling, he found himself looking down to see that Daihisho's leg was in the perfect position to kick away. Makuuchi produced the lowest yorikiri total among the six divisions. The last time this happened was the 2003 Nagoya basho. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 0.13% Amiuchi 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Ashitori 0 0 1 0 2 1 4 0.17% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Fusen (default) 7 0 2 3 0 1 13 0.54% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Harimanage 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Hatakikomi 23 17 45 44 50 8 187 7.83% Hikiotoshi 6 5 14 20 27 4 76 3.18% Hikkake 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.17% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 0.17% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Kakenage 2 0 1 0 1 0 4 0.17% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 4 1 1 2 6 1 15 0.63% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 1 0 0 3 1 1 6 0.25% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kirikaeshi 0 0 2 0 2 2 6 0.25% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Koshinage 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 3 2 4 10 6 0 25 1.05% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kubinage 0 0 1 1 3 1 6 0.25% Makiotoshi 0 1 0 1 0 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 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuridashi 13 8 14 28 14 4 81 3.39% 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 0 1 3 4 1 10 0.42% Okuritsuridashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% 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 70 34 109 187 166 60 626 26.21% Oshitaoshi 11 6 7 23 21 10 78 3.27% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 4 1 1 3 2 0 11 0.46% Shitatehineri 1 0 1 1 2 0 5 0.21% Shitatenage 4 4 8 13 18 6 53 2.22% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 1 0 3 1 1 0 6 0.25% 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 3 9 16 16 3 52 2.18% Susoharai 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 0.08% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Tottari 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.08% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 10 3 10 10 12 5 50 2.09% Tsukihiza 0 0 1 2 2 2 7 0.29% Tsukiotoshi 27 11 23 48 28 8 145 6.07% Tsukitaoshi 0 1 2 4 2 0 9 0.38% Tsukite 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Tsuriotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsutaezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Uchigake 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Uchimuso 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 0 1 0 1 2 2 6 0.25% Uwatedashinage 1 4 6 4 6 1 22 0.92% Uwatehineri 0 0 2 2 3 0 7 0.29% Uwatenage 9 9 10 33 32 7 100 4.19% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 60 65 82 153 191 62 613 25.67% Yoritaoshi 10 9 13 21 51 19 123 5.15% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
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    Used kesho mawashi

    The specific mention of it being allowed made me curious - is photography normally not allowed at such exhibitions? If so it would seem strange, unless they sell souvenir pictures and don't want people taking their own. And while I'm here, perhaps this other thread can be merged into this one?
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Some errata and given name stuff for @Doitsuyama when he has some free time. Former Sekiwake Sakahoko's death date is a month too early, it should be September 16th 2019. Maikeru's given name is Shuki, not Shoki. (English side only, the reading is correct on the Japanese side) Three foreign lower division rikishi now have given names on their Kyokai profile. I don't know what your policy is with those - backdate them to the start of their career? Anyway, here they are: Hokutenkai Aoi (葵, あおい) Hokuseiho Osamu (治, おさむ) Dewanoryu Kazuki (和希, かずき) Given name changes on both the 2018 Aki and Kyushu banzuke were not entered: And lastly from the 2019 Kyushu banzuke: Sharp-eyed Ryafuji caught the Kotoshoho case and the database was duly corrected (thanks!). I only just noticed that the other two given name changes from that banzuke were also wrongly reversed on the following one. So it should still say Etsunohana Tomoya and Tosamidori Kiyota, neither has made any changes since then.
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    Sumo’s newest Ozeki — Shodai Naoya

    FWIW, that information is calculated from the last six basho, but this is only stated on the Japanese side and not mentioned at all on the English.
  12. The Kyokai announced six gyoji and eight tokoyama promotions which will take effect from December 24th, with the release of the banzuke for the 2021 Hatsu basho. No luck for the yobidashi this time. Gyoji: Kimura Kintaro - to Makushita Shikimori Seisuke - to Sandanme Shikimori Tatsunosuke - to Sandanme Shikimori Kainosuke - to Sandanme Kimura Ryunosuke - to Jonidan Kimura Shunta - to Jonidan Tokoyama: Tokotsuru - to Tokuto (special class) Tokonaru - to Itto (1st class) Tokoken - to Itto Tokokyu - to Itto Tokoshin - to Nito (2nd class) Tokokaze - to Santo (3rd class) Tokotakumi - to Yonto (4th class) Tokohibiki - to Goto (5th class; promoted from goto minarai, apprentice)
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2020 Aki

    Tobizaru is the active leader for kekaeshi, with seven to his name, but it doesn't always work as he found out against Sadanoumi.
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    Retired after Aki 2020

    That's a surprise. Did I miss something? He won the Makushita Yusho in January and hasn't missed a single day since then. Still quite young at 24. Kaito retires after eight years on the dohyo - he was former Ozeki Kaio's first uchideshi before he branched out to start Asakayama-beya. In the 2015 Hatsu basho he suffered a severe knee injury and needed surgery, forcing him to miss the next four basho, but he won the Jonidan yusho on his way back up the ranks. In January this year he won the Makushita yusho and reached his highest rank of Makushita 5 in March, where he got to wear an oichomage for a Juryo bout. But a herniated disc in his neck was causing him increasing difficulty, so he decided to retire. No pictures of Daigonishiki's danpatsu-shiki yet unfortunately although it has taken place, he had a buzzcut afterwards to tidy things up. Tamanoi-beya's goto tokoyama Tokotama has also retired after five years in the job. He's not giving up working with hair though, he plans to become a hairdresser from now on.
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    Sumo obituaries

    Former Maegashira Oiwato reflected on his long friendship with Maeta, which began when they attended the same sumo dojo together as elementary school students. Maeta had been involved in football and swimming but his increasing weight - he was already approaching 100kg in the 3rd grade - was making those difficult, so he turned to sumo. Oiwato was a year ahead and recalled that he could beat him at first, but within a year Maeta's sumo had improved and he began to sweep away all opposition, both at the dojo and in competitions. He would become wanpaku Yokozuna in successive years for the 5th and 6th grades. Oiwato was shocked to receive the news of Maeta's death - they had exchanged messages earlier that day on the LINE platform. Pictured after Maeta's danpatsu-shiki two years ago.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    Strange choice of messengers, especially in status-conscious Japan: two former Sekiwakes welcome Shodai to the Ozeki Club. Isn't there some sort of procedural rule about that?? As far as I know the senior messenger is always a member of the board, in this case Kagamiyama is the one from Tokitsukaze ichimon. The only one with a higher rank among the ichimon oyakata is Michinoku (ex-Kirishima), but he's not on the board so I think it might be considered strange if an ex-Ozeki was the junior messenger here.
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    Promotion/Demotion/Yusho Discussion Aki 2020

    The Kyokai board unanimously approved Shodai's promotion. The messengers delivering the good news are Kagamiyama-oyakata (former Sekiwake Tagaryu) and Tatekawa-oyakata (former Sekiwake Tosanoumi).
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Half a dozen sekitori will be absent from the start of this basho - both Yokozuna are recuperating from the last one, while Ishiura has suffered an ankle injury. Tamanoi-beya duo Azumaryu and Fujiazuma are quarantined/hospitalized along with the rest of the heya due to a COVID outbreak, while Abi begins his suspension. EDIT: Lower division absentees now added. Yokozuna Hakuho Yokozuna Kakuryu M13w Ishiura M14w Abi J7w Azumaryu J14e Fujiazuma Ms2w Shiraishi Ms6w Ichiki Ms19e Tanabe Ms34e Ryusei Ms35e Tomisakae - possibly intai Ms36w Mifuneyama Ms38e Kainoshima Ms43w Kagamio Ms48e Horyuyama Ms52e Tomokaze Ms57e Inoue Ms60w Aomihama Sd11w Azumasato Sd14e Oazuma Sd25e Toukiryu Sd25w Gokushindo - suspended along with Abi Sd32e Tsugaruumi Sd32w Karatsuumi Sd36w Hatooka Sd41w Azumasho Sd42e Toshoyama Sd50e Ryutsukasa Sd60e Kiyonoumi Sd67e Mihamaumi Sd79e Yuriki Sd85w Gagamaru Jd3e Yoshiazuma - first career kyujo after 1183 consecutive bouts Jd7w Akitoba Jd16w Yukiumi Jd17e Taketsukasa Jd28w Wakaryusei Jd31e Ishiazuma Jd32w Andozakura Jd33e Toshonishiki Jd34w Hokutouryu Jd39e Mori Jd39w Kirinoryu Jd41e Fukuazuma Jd44e Iko Jd46e Arikawa Jd46w Amamisho Jd49w Etsunohana Jd51e Hokutohomare Jd52e Hashimoto Jd57e Motokiyama Jd58w Azumaiwa Jd63e Kaitoma Jd89w Azumayama Jd102w Tsuyasato Jd103w Iwamoto Jd108e Azumahikari Jd109w Takeazuma Jd110w Azumanami Jd112w Nogami Jk18w Tochigidake Jk19w Dewaazuma Jk21w Daigonishiki Jk23e Taiga Jk25e Wakatoriumi - intai Jk26e Chiyotaiko Jk27e Oju One other note, Minato-beya's 45-year-old nito tokoyama Tokomori retired as of September 4th, after 30 years in the job.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Daigonishiki of course won that bout with a kimedashi. Takasago-beya will be needing a new chanko-ban as well as having a new shisho soon; it reports that Daigonishiki is retiring after a 25-year career and has a job waiting for him in Gifu prefecture, at a company run by an acquaintance of the current shisho. Meanwhile, Chiyotaiko gets the chance to hand Hattorizakura yet another loss and a record-extending third 0-8 result on Day 14.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    He wouldn't be first in line even with a perfect record, the senior sanyaku gyoji (Kimura Tamajiro) will be the next Shikimori Inosuke. Konosuke will be a tate-gyoji in due course, not before.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Press reporting Terunofuji is also kyujo from Day 13, giving Wakatakakage a fusensho.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    The final round of lower division action sees one withdrawal and four late entries to the basho. Kiritsubasa won his last bout to secure his kachi-koshi but reportedly suffered some sort of leg injury in the process, and had to be taken away in the wheelchair. Withdrawing: Sd62e Kiritsubasa Entering: Jd28w Wakaryusei - goes up to Sandanme to fight 0-6 Kotomanabe on Day 13 Jk19w Dewaazuma - fights 0-6 Asashorei on Day 13 Jk21w Daigonishiki - fights 0-6 Hattorizakura on Day 13 for the second consecutive basho Jk26e Chiyotaiko
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    A withdrawal and a late arrival ahead of Day 11. Withdrawing: Sd29w Kenshin Entering: Ms38e Kainoshima (first appearance under his new shikona, he meets 0-5 Sasakiyama)
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Press report that Kiribayama is kyujo from Day 10 due to a left shoulder injury, sustained in his bout against Takakeisho yesterday. Asanoyama gets his second fusensho of the basho.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Thanks for the sekitori updates, code and yohcun. I fell behind a bit so time to catch up with the lower division movements: Ahead of DAY 7, withdrawing: Sd70e Kotootomo (fusenpai Day 6) Ahead of DAY 9, withdrawing: Jd1e Asanojo (fusenpai Day 7) Jk7w Teraosho