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    Banzuke for Kyushu 2019

    Nine shikona changes on this banzuke for rikishi from eight different heya. Kototebakari's change to Kotoshoho was announced along with his promotion, and is the only one among the top three divisions. He has also changed the given name to Yoshinari. It was only recently that Obana was lamenting the lack of flowers on the banzuke, but now he can cheer for a new one as Koshinishiki changes to Etsunohana. The first kanji is the same as before but with a different reading, that of his hometown Joetsu. He too has changed his given name to Tomoya, which in his case is his real given name. In Sakaigawa-beya, Obamaumi takes on a more heya-specific shikona, Sadanoryu. Over in Futagoyama-beya, Morita is the latest to receive a kanji from the shisho (former Ozeki Miyabiyama), in this case it's about as simple as can be as he is now Miyabi. Three other rikishi also receive their first shikona; Kise-beya's Shioya is now Kisenoumi, the first two kanji obviously those of the heya. Similar story for Fujishima-beya's Ueta, who gets a kanji from the heya and is now Fujinonami. Meanwhile, Tatsunami-beya's Minami is now Zuiko - I'll see if I can find out the context behind that one, as it seems quite unusual. Few rikishi deserve a change of luck more than oft-injured Mitsuuchi; perhaps his new shikona Tosamidori will provide it. The first two kanji are likely in honour of his home prefecture Kochi, formerly known as Tosa province. He's also changed the given name to Kiyota. Finally, banzuke returnee Okuniasahi has made the same change as his brother Okunisato did earlier in the year, switching the middle kanji but with no change to the reading. J13e Kototebakari Toshiki > Kotoshoho Yoshinari (琴勝峰 吉成) Sd64w Koshinishiki Masatora > Etsunohana Tomoya (越乃花 友弥) Jd22w Obamaumi > Sadanoryu (佐田の龍) Jd82w Morita > Miyabi (雅) Jd83e Shioya > Kisenoumi (木瀬ノ海) Jd95e Ueta > Fujinonami (藤乃波) Jd104e Minami > Zuiko (瑞光) Jk15w Mitsuuchi Kota > Tosamidori Kiyota (土佐緑 清太) Jk29e Okuniasahi (大国旭 > 大國旭)
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    Training camp news and pics

    There's a short news video about this camp here; Takasago-oyakata was presented with a skipjack tuna and some shinkonashi pears following the end of keiko. Asanojo also talks about enjoying the food more in Kochi, and will gambarize for kachi-koshi on his Makushita debut next month.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Glad to see it. The reason I felt it wasn't an error was that he was also missing from their Minezaki-beya page (where he's been attached since closing his own heya a few years back) - it seemed unlikely that he would've been removed from both that and the oyakata list by accident. But as you can see, he's back on there too. All's well that end's well. Sorry for the mistake, I'll try to be a bit less hasty in future.
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    There might be another vacant myoseki shortly, I don't know what's behind it but I noticed earlier that Hanakago-oyakata (former Sekiwake Daijuyama) is not on the Kyokai website any more (excluding the departments/duties page which was last updated Sep 26th). Hopefully not another health-related departure, but he still had five years until mandatory retirement so who knows. All a mistake, as shown below.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Kyokuyuko's earlier shikona Hamakasuga is missing from his shikona history, and he doesn't show up when searching for that on the Rikishi page.
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Sad news. Izutsu-oyakata (former Sekiwake Sakahoko) died in a Tokyo hospital today, at the age of 58. According to Nikkan he was suffering from pancreatic cancer.
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    Retirees after Aki 2019

    Kasugakuni's danpatsu-shiki took place at the Kawasaki Nikko hotel in Kanagawa prefecture. Over 11 of his 19 years in ozumo were spent in the Makushita ranks; as mentioned by others above he reached the top rank in the 2009 Haru basho, going up to fight two Juryo bouts. Among his opponents in that basho was Kaonishiki, and a decade later he turned out to be the final opponent of Kasugakuni's career, which he rounded off with a win. And since I missed it first time round, here's Irie after his tidy-up haircut.
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    Survivors of closed heya

    I've updated the top post following the closure of Izutsu-beya, and removed the Isegahama-beya entry as there are no survivors left (quoted below for posterity). In addition, when Hamamiryu retired recently it occurred to me that there were still four active rikishi who originally made their debut in Mihogaseki-beya but then branched out with either Kise-beya or Onoe-beya. I came to consider them as survivors of a closed heya, so I've added them to the Mihogaseki entry as "survivors remaining via branch-out".
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    Kimarite Statistics - 2019 Aki

    Hello, here are the kimarite statistics after another topsy-turvy Aki basho, which saw Mitakeumi claim his second Makuuchi yusho. Elsewhere, the retirement of Yoshikaze will leave Oita prefecture without a sekitori for the first time in over 27 years. The basho was also tinged with sadness due to the untimely death of Izutsu-oyakata at just 58, resulting in the closure of his heya. Moving on to the techniques, the highlight of this basho was undoubtedly the excellent mitokorozeme from Kaishu - as noted at the time, it was the first appearance for that rare kimarite in over eight years, and only the 15th time among basho where data is available for all divisions. Another highlight was a fine izori at the edge from Fukuyama; his luckless opponent Onojo has now lost three times to that technique, and twice in a row against Fukuyama. Matsuda chalked up two more nichonage wins here to take his career tally to 9. They were a little different, the first a more typical throw while the second was more about the leg trip. An ipponzeoi was deployed for the second basho in a row, this time courtesy of Motokiyama, but unfortunately once again I wasn't able to find a video. I don't often mention it in the notes but I always like to see a nicely-done kainahineri, and Hiradoumi provided one in this basho, toppling Goryu. Akua booked his return to the Juryo division with a 6-1 record here; two of those wins came with a kakenage throw, taking his career tally to 10 - among active rikishi only Satonofuji (21) and Kotoeko (15) have more kakenage wins. This was the 10th consecutive basho without a zubuneri, a new record for the non-appearance of that kimarite, passing the previous barren spell of 9 basho from 1993 Hatsu to 1994 Natsu. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. (The table might look a little different than before due to my ongoing computer issues) Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 2 0 0 1 3 0 6 0.24% Amiuchi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ashitori 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0.08% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Fusen (default) 5 2 3 3 2 1 16 0.64% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 35 27 48 66 40 2 218 8.70% Hikiotoshi 6 11 11 25 21 3 77 3.07% Hikkake 2 0 0 3 2 0 7 0.28% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Isamiashi 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0.12% Izori 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.12% Kakenage 0 0 2 1 1 0 4 0.16% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 6 2 3 7 9 1 28 1.12% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 1 1 1 3 4 1 11 0.44% Kimetaoshi 0 0 2 1 2 2 7 0.28% Kirikaeshi 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Kotenage 4 3 12 15 14 3 51 2.03% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 0 1 1 2 0 0 4 0.16% Makiotoshi 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0.08% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Nichonage 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuridashi 7 6 19 19 29 7 87 3.47% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Okuritaoshi 1 0 2 5 9 1 18 0.72% 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 70 51 94 180 182 49 626 24.97% Oshitaoshi 7 4 13 20 29 10 83 3.31% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatedashinage 1 1 0 1 3 2 8 0.32% Shitatehineri 0 0 3 2 2 0 7 0.28% Shitatenage 5 5 9 14 18 3 54 2.15% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 0 1 1 4 4 1 11 0.44% 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 3 7 11 14 3 42 1.68% 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 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tottari 0 1 2 0 1 0 4 0.16% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 13 5 17 12 3 2 52 2.07% Tsukihiza 1 0 0 1 2 0 4 0.16% Tsukiotoshi 25 6 17 36 38 5 127 5.07% Tsukitaoshi 1 1 3 4 1 0 10 0.40% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 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 1 1 0.04% Uchimuso 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Utchari 0 1 3 0 1 0 5 0.20% Uwatedashinage 5 5 6 9 6 3 34 1.36% Uwatehineri 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.08% Uwatenage 9 2 26 28 42 10 117 4.67% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0.12% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 76 45 85 166 212 70 654 26.09% Yoritaoshi 3 5 15 24 42 14 103 4.11% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    Later articles confirm that the rikishi and tokoyama will move to Michinoku-beya.
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    Retirees after Aki 2019

    Some danpatsu-shiki pictures here, starting with Irie, who joined Tamanoi-beya after graduating from Kyushu Joho university. Much of his eight-year career was spent in Makushita, but that proved to be his wall, reaching a highest rank of Makushita 3. Fukugoriki retires after 14 years, having fallen off the banzuke after a year out of action, which I understand was due to some kind of thoracic vertebrae injury. He won the Sandanme yusho in 2017 Nagoya, and earlier reached a highest rank of Makushita 5. Now to the Fujishima-beya senshuraku party for the danpatsu-shiki of Fujitaisei, who retires after nine years on the dohyo. And lastly to Musashigawa-beya for Musashikuni's danpatsu-shiki, pictures and three videos (linked, rather than embedded).
  12. Along with a lot of other work lately, the Rijikai has determined the latest batch of promotions for a trio of gyoji, a bunch of yobidashi (who missed out completely last time) and a solitary tokoyama. All take effect on December 24th 2019, with the release of the banzuke for the 2020 Hatsu basho. Gyoji: Kimura Narimasa (Irumagawa-beya) > to Jonidan Shikimori Tomotaro (Tomozuna) > to Jonidan Kimura Keitaro (Musashigawa) > to Jonidan Yobidashi: Koji (Asakayama) > to Makuuchi Rikinojo (Takasago) > to Makuuchi Keisuke (Shibatayama) > to Juryo Yohei (Dewanoumi) > to Juryo Yuto (Tatsunami) > to Makushita Setsuo (Shikoroyama) > to Makushita Naoki (Kise) > to Makushita Shin (Michinoku) > to Sandanme Shigejiro (Kokonoe) > to Sandanme Tsurutaro (Nishikido) > to Jonidan Hiromasa (Yamahibiki) > to Jonidan Tokoyama: Tokohama (Onoe) > to Yonto (4th class)
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    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Hmm... He's now been moved up ahead of the borrowers, as we saw previously with Asasekiryu/Nishikijima.
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    Games Talk Aki 2019

    and that was 996 - now my score is 979. I guess one of the 2 lowest ever, and that explains why I could get the yusho: I always have plenty of wrong selections, and this time everybody was virtually forced to make many bad choices. The record low yusho score was set just two basho after the one you found: Yours is the 4th-lowest yusho score. Perhaps an indication of the turbulent times on the dohyo, this is the third consecutive basho with a sub-1000pt yusho! Your "normal" score (i.e, your base points without all the bonuses added) is the lowest of them. Congratulations on your hatsu yusho! Basho Winner Total (Normal) 2018 Hatsu Shatsume 915 (757) 2019 Nagoya Bill 940 (805) 2002 Kyushu Kirinoumi 948 (782) 2019 Aki Akinomaki 979 (736) 2019 Natsu Susanoo 984 (814) 2002 Nagoya Zentoryu 988 (838) 2017 Aki Yubinhaad 992 (816) 1999 Haru Kazushima 997 (788)
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    Ounomatsu Oyakata kyujo for Nagoya

    He must have been under a load of stress through all the Takanohana-ichimon stuff, which likely overwhelmed him. Sad to hear he's leaving but I think it's a good idea, hopefully he'll have the time and space now to take care of himself and get back to good health. I've long considered his heya to be among the best run, good support and atmosphere. I only hope that will continue under the next shisho.
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    2019 Aki Basho Discussion (spoiler alert!)

    Anzai tried a running start against Toma. (I'd probably do the same, but in the other direction)
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    Winter jungyo 2019 - slight scandal

    The full schedule for this jungyo then: Dec 1st - Nogata, Fukuoka prefecture Dec 3rd - Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Dec 4th - Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Dec 5th - Ukiha, Fukuoka Dec 6th - Oita, Oita Dec 7th - Oguni (town), Aso district, Kumamoto Dec 8th - Kagoshima, Kagoshima Dec 10th - Isahaya, Nagasaki Dec 11th - Saga, Saga Dec 14th/15th - Uruma, Okinawa
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    It's been 24 years since a mid-basho change of performer happened, and that was due to kyujo. I would have been amazed if it had happened here just for the sake of it, frankly.
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    Rikishi Status Aki 2019 - Day 8 Late

    Kijuin is suffering with cellulitis and a 40°C fever, while Amatsu is also out due to fever (which is something of a relief, I was worried it was his knee again). From the earlier withdrawals, Tokiryu and Wakasatake have both retired.
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    Rikishi Status Aki 2019 - Day 8 Late

    Catching up with two rounds of comings and goings in the lower divisions... Day 11 RETURNING: Mk13e Bushozan Sd69e Wakaryusei (effectively a late entry, fusenpai on Day 2) Day 11 WITHDRAWING: Mk3e Nishikifuji Jd80w Azumanami (fusenpai on Day 10) =================== Day 13 RETURNING (or rather, late entering): Jk18e Numano Jk28e Otsuji Day 13 WITHDRAWING: Mk1w Arawashi Mk32w Kijuin (fusenpai Day 12) Mk45e Kamito Sd19w Amatsu (fusenpai Day 11) Jk4e Hamasu
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    That's actually a blunder that I made some time ago here, reporting that Hoo had died without confirmation, and still haven't been able to verify one way or the other.
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    Izutsu-oyakata has died

    A few pictures I've stumbled across today. I recommend reading this interview with him, courtesy of Forum member Martina. Perhaps personal reasons would motivate that solution as well, Kirishima after all was a senior of Sakahoko in Izutsu-beya. In fact now that I look at it, he debuted in the same basho as the eldest Fukuzono brother.
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Aki 2019

    14 years and three shikona ago was the last time Itakozakura made a 4-0 start, in the 2005 Haru basho. Unfortunately his 5th bout here saw him get flattened by Murata who is dominating in Jonokuchi, hopefully now fully recovered from his knee problems. Good to see Nankairiki back, he's only down here because of his own knee injury. I had him picked as the only threat to Murata, but he lost against Mimori.
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    Rikishi Status Aki 2019 - Day 8 Late

    One more - Seiro is out with acute gastroenteritis, giving Kaisei a free win.
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    Rikishi Status Aki 2019 - Day 8 Late

    I don't know anything about Myogiryu, but Kakuryu is kyujo from Day 8 according to Kyodo, giving Tamawashi his second fusensho of the basho. This is incorrect, he has joined the basho having been absent from the start, fighting Furanshisu on Day 8.