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  1. Yubinhaad

    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.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    Onomatsu-beya just says leg injury. They're usually pretty good at being specific, so maybe something less serious like bone bruise or muscle injury. Otake-beya reports right ankle fracture, 右足首骨折.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Nope, I'd overlooked him, thanks. I had Ryuden as the only recent contender at 78 basho.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    Kotoeko's first bout against a Yokozuna came in the 84th honbasho of his career, so far I've only found Oshio (86) and Tamaryu (94) taking longer.
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    Banzuke for Nagoya 2021

    Not sure what you mean, the kanji are the same aren't they? His Kyokai profile shows: 将豊竜 将太 / 吉田 将太 Thanks for updating the data, always appreciated.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    Ms31e Marusho suffered what looked like a left knee injury in his Day 6 loss against Mudoho, although he was eventually able to limp away from the dohyo without too much help. He gave up a fusenpai today and is the only withdrawal among the lower divisions ahead of Day 9. Regarding Hakuyozan, Takadagawa-oyakata (former Sekiwake Akinoshima) said they are waiting for the swelling to subside before he returns to Tokyo for scans and treatment decisions. The medical certificate's four weeks of treatment can be safely disregarded as "gotta write something in this box", I think.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    J3w Hakuyozan is kyujo from Day 7 due to anterior cruciate ligament damage in his left knee. Akua will pick up the fusensho.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    Tochimaru was unwell today and had to miss his Juryo visit, giving Abi a free win to remain zensho. It's really unlucky, at Ms1w and on a run of seven straight kachi-koshi, his promotion hopes are in serious jeopardy now. Hopefully he'll be well enough to finish the basho, but reeling off four straight wins might be difficult. Tsugaruumi seemed to injure his already-wrapped knee when he won his Day 4 bout against Hozan. The kimarite was given as a very rare okurigake - only the 5th since it was introduced in the 2001 expansion - although I thought it should have been a simple kirikaeshi. Note for anyone with Unlisted videos on Youtube, if they were uploaded prior to 01/01/2017 they will automatically be set to Private on 23/07/2021 due to a forthcoming security update. If you want them to remain Unlisted you can opt out in your account. Just found out about it when I uploaded the above video.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    He's back for day 6, but a four-days hiatus is quite unusual, indeed. They're just trying to put off his 100th consecutive loss for as long as possible... His stablemate Urutora had the same kind of hiatus experience, albeit on different days, in 2017 Aki.
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    New recruits for 2021 Nagoya

    Younger brother of Mineyaiba, is the only trivia I can add.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    Kotetsu's kyujo is due to that classic yoritaoshi loss injury - right knee anterior cruciate ligament, and bone contusion for good measure.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Still missing - and it's had a knock-on effect to the basho now, the Day 1 Makushita torikumi stops where his bout would have been. All those ranked above him who fought on Day 1 are missing that bout and shown as 0-0-1.
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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2021 (17th Wave)

    Jd24w Takakurayama for this one.
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    Banzuke Surfing Nagoya 2021 (13th Wave)

    Ms25e Nogami this time, please.
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    Nagoya 2021 kyujo list

    No worries - I was late getting online today so you beat me to it, but I'll be around as usual during the basho so let's continue using this thread.
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    Nagoya Basho 2021

    If you're referring to his weight, I think he's just one of those oyakata who sheds almost all of his fighting weight. Him being kyujo is a concern of course, but I don't think the picture (which is from January anyway) tells us anything about the reason.
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    GTB Nagoya 2021- 127 entries and results!!

    Four changes to the Top Ten ranks after this edition. Dropping out are Pandaazuma, Tenshinhan, Chiyonosawa and Jemuzu after stints of four, three, two and one basho respectively. They are replaced by four returnees. Oskanohana is back in green for the first time since 2016 Natsu, having not played for three years afterwards. Not only that, he eschews the lower ranks and jumps straight to the top spot for the first time, becoming the 23rd player to hold the #1 rank. I believe he's only the third player to go to #1 from outside the top ten, following this basho's champion Susanoo after 2004 Aki and long-retired Heruwejima after 2007 Hatsu. Itachiyama has had to wait even longer to return to the green ranks, having last appeared there after the 2012 Kyushu edition. According to my file, the 51-basho gap is the third-longest stretch between top ten appearances. The other two returnees only had to wait about two years for this latest comeback, Flohru for the first time since 2019 Haru, and Heriokuno for the first time since 2019 Nagoya. This is Flohru's 25th basho in green, giving him sole possession of 10th place on the list of most basho in the top ten. Ullishimaru becomes only the 2nd player to surpass 6,000 career points, while Sukubidubidu is the 16th to reach 5,000.
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    New kesho mawashi

    Shin-Juryo Kotokuzan visited Yokohama city hall recently to report his promotion to Mayor Fumiko Hayashi, as the first sekitori from the city since Zenshinyama, who made his last Juryo appearance in 1999. The design of his first kesho-mawashi was also revealed. On a blue background representing the Philippine Sea is a floral tribute featuring Yokohama's official flower, a rose, and jasminum sambac, the national flower of the Philippines. The Yokohama Citizens Volunteer Association will present it to him on July 4th. The mayor was presented with an odd-looking banzuke (perhaps intended to be hung on a wall) by Kotokuzan and Arashio-oyakata (former Maegashira Sokokurai).
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    Banzuke for Nagoya 2021

    Now that I know the inspiration behind it, this is a really good shikona. The new Aratakayama was a member of Higashi Osaka Sumo Dojo in his youth, where he was coached by Kimiyasu Chiba, who was once an ozumo rikishi called... you guessed it... Aratakayama. He was a kohai of Tokiwayama-oyakata (ex-Takamisugi) at Futagoyama-beya in the early 1980s, before branching out as a member of Fujishima-beya. He is now president of the Higashi Osaka Sumo Association and also runs a chanko restaurant there called Arata. The middle kanji of the new Aratakayama's shikona comes from Tokiwayama himself, so it's a nice way to pay tribute to both his childhood sensei and his ozumo shisho. Aratakayama and Takamisugi in the 1980s. Meanwhile, the release of the new banzuke marked a double celebration for Otake-beya's Suzaki. He makes his Sandanme debut and so received the traditional McDonald's Logo pair of setta from his shisho. And his hair is now long enough for him to have a chonmage for the first time, so he received the equally-traditional dekopin on the forehead as well.
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    Sumo obituaries

    Former Sekiwake Tamanofuji died on the 21st after suffering from liver cancer, at the age of 71. He joined Kataonami-beya in 1967, but following a 6-1 result in his honbasho debut he left to join the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force, serving at Camp Obihiro in Hokkaido. After being discharged three years later he resumed his ozumo career with back-to-back yusho and a 15-bout winning streak. He reached Makuuchi in 1974 and won three sansho and two kinboshi during his time in the top division. After retiring he was first Minatogawa-oyakata before taking over Kataonami-beya. After reaching the mandatory retirement age he became the first oyakata to be re-employed as a consultant for five years, although he retired from that role a few months early, perhaps due to his illness.
  21. Those changes have been made now - Toyohibiki is the owner of Yamashina, and Asahisho is borrowing Kiriyama.
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    Banzuke for Nagoya 2021

    Fourteen shikona changes on this banzuke, a trio of which are from Musashigawa-beya. Tanahashi and Nishimura get their first shikona and are now Hinataryu and Kenshomaru respectively, while Ryubu adds the shisho's -maru suffix on to become Ryubumaru. He also adds a kanji to his given name. Two changes out of Asakayama-beya: Kaiyudai reverts to his family name Obara. Kaitoma is now Kairo, and also changes a kanji in the given name, but keeps the reading as Aron. (For the unaware, his full name is Mark Aaron Justin Toma) Tokiwayama-beya provides a sort of pick-n-mix shikona change, with Wakahiroto Arata becoming Aratakayama Hiroto. The new one is not Arata-ka-yama though, but Ara-taka-yama. And the new given name now matches his real given name, whereas the 'hiroto' in his previous shikona had a different second kanji. Clear as mud? From Shikoroyama-beya, Onagaya gets his first shikona by becoming Shuneikai - the first kanji likely honours his hometown of Kasugai in Aichi prefecture, while the second kanji is the same as that of his family name. He also changes the given name. Kogomaru sounds like it might also be a Musashigawa change, but in fact it belongs to Shikihide-beya's Katozakura. Over in Kokonoe-beya, Chiyosenshi changes to Chiyofuku, and I was all set to write that he was honouring his home prefecture of Fukushima. Except he's from Tochigi, so Oitekaze-beya's new collegiate recruit Sawadasho moves away from his surname-sho and is now Hitoshi; that's his real given name, but with the heya's traditional 翔 kanji in the middle instead. For some reason neither the Kyokai site nor Nikkan mentions a given name change, but fortunately the heya website confirms that he isn't Hitoshi Hitoshi - the new given name is Tadakatsu (忠勝, ただかつ). The two newest recruits for Kataonami-beya receive their first shikona. Hattori is now Tamatensho for his first basho on the banzuke, while Taguchi becomes Tamanotora for his second. He also changes the given name. Ms41w Obayama > Ohata (大畑) Ms52e Ofukasawa > Oshoumi (欧勝海) Sd24e Tanahashi > Hinataryu (日向龍) Sd38w Kaiyudai > Obara (小原) Sd74e Wakahiroto Arata (新太) > Aratakayama Hiroto (新隆山 洸斗) Sd82w Ryubu Taka > Ryubumaru Takamitsu (流武丸 貴光) Jd40e Kaitoma Aron (亜侖) > Kairo Aron (魁狼 亜龍) Jd43e Onagaya Kodai > Shuneikai Yuto (春永海 由宇斗) Jd58w Nishimura > Kenshomaru (堅昇丸) Jd94e Katozakura > Kogomaru (荒剛丸) Jk10e Taguchi Yoshiaki > Tamanotora Maro (玉の寅 麿) Jk16e Chiyosenshi > Chiyofuku (千代福) Jk19w Sawadasho Hitoshi > Hitoshi Tadakatsu (日翔志 忠勝) Jk22w Hattori > Tamatensho (玉天翔) One rikishi changes just the given name of his shikona, Shohoryu replaces Hikaru with his real given name, Shota. (For @Doitsuyama, Hikaru was the given name from the start of his career.) Ms15e Shohoryu Hikaru (光) > Shohoryu Shota (将太) There was also one shusshin change, for Jd15e Fujiseiun: Saitama-ken, Asaka-shi > Kumamoto-ken, Kumamoto-shi, Nishi-ku. 埼玉県朝霞市 > 熊本県熊本市西区 Lastly, Azumazeki-oyakata (former Komusubi Takamisakari) changes his given name too, replacing Daigoro with his real given name, Seiken. Azumazeki Daigoro (東関 大五郎) > Azumazeki Seiken (東関 精彦) Some small but mostly welcome quality of life changes to the Kyokai site happened at some point in the last couple of weeks. The heya guide pages now have links to all rikishi profiles, not just sekitori as it was before. I'm glad they've done that even though it renders rather pointless the hours I spent during lockdown last year creating my own list of active profile numbers to help with my shikona change posts. Toriteki profiles no longer have that ancient placeholder "No photo" photo. Next, but for some reason only on the Japanese side, the box showing each rikishi's recent basho results is now black text on white background. Personally I'd like to see the English profiles get that update as well, although people will have their own preference of course. Finally, retired rikishi now have their intai basho listed which is handy, but unfortunately their career data panels are gone, career win-loss records, yusho/prizes won and significant dates. Of course Sumo Reference contains everything, but I really don't see a good reason why they removed all that.
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    New recruits for 2021 Nagoya

    As there is already a Watanabe on the banzuke, the new one will take the shikona Raiho (雷鵬, らいほう). Meanwhile, Ito's given name is read Yasuki (やすき) according to his heya.
  24. I really don't really understand how the kabu system works and I would be grateful if anyone could explain what happened to the Hidenoyama stock from 2009 (when Hasegawa reached mandatory retirement age) to 2013, when Kotoshogiku assumed ownership. It looks as though Hasegawa continued to own the kabu for four years after his retirement, but the extension period did not apply until 2014 (according to wp). As far as I know Hidenoyama was always intended for then-Ozeki Kotomitsuki, and there were rumours that he had already put down a significant wedge of money for it. Unfortunately for him the baseball gambling scandal intervened and he was forced out. His legal efforts for reinstatement went on for a few years, so perhaps the ownership of Hidenoyama simply had to be left with ex-Hasegawa until all the dust had settled (and for the greater good everyone just looked the other way and ignored the three-year limit for a retired oyakata to hold his share). Or maybe ex-Kotomitsuki was officially considered (but never announced) as the owner at the time of his intai, and when his legal efforts ended Kotoshogiku found himself in pole position to acquire the share three years later. I doubt we'll ever get any exact dates or information about that.
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    Asanoyama caught violating COVID restrictions

    Jomei meant excommunication - a complete ban from ozumo, persona non grata. No turning up at senshuraku parties, no dropping by the heya to watch asageiko, no turning up with a ticket at the booth. Worse still, no severance pay. However, imposing it was difficult as it required a certain threshold to be reached in a vote of the hyogiin-kai. I can't remember what it was now, two-thirds plus one perhaps? Anyway, it was the only one to require that level of agreement, all other disciplinary actions could be implemented by the rijikai. As far as I know, jomei was never used in the modern era and the other measures seem to be more than sufficient. The move to a public interest corporation changed the composition and voting rights of the hyogiin-kai, tate gyoji and top-ranking rikishi were out, external auditors came in but with no vote and so on. The fine details of that are lost on me I'm afraid.