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    Retirees- January 2021

    Miryuzan's danpatsu-shiki - like all these days - took place at the heya with only heya members participating. Tsuyukusa's danpatsu-shiki took place a while back in the same circumstances. Kijuin was very visible for his final basho, having served as Akiseyama's tsukebito. They were together at Nichidai during their collegiate days and joined ozumo together in 2008. With the retirement of Takamiryu, 42-year-old Kaonishiki is the last active deshi of Takamiyama.
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    Retirements after July 2020

    I don't know exactly when it happened but Byakko's danpatsu-shiki eventually happened at Azumazeki-beya, and his original shisho, former Sekiwake Fujizakura, had the honour of making the final cut. Good to see him looking genki at nearly 73.
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    Retirements after July 2020

    Quite a long list of retirees, 19 from this particular basho, plus the late Shobushi and five ex/sekitori during the extended break (quoted below). (Heya, Age, Debut, Highest Rank) Ms8e Kizenryu (Kise, 35, 2008.03, J11e) Ms27e Terao (Shikoroyama, 33, 2005.01, Ms10e) Sd23e Gochozan (Minezaki, 32, 2006.03, Ms7w) Sd31e Aratora (Isenoumi, 28, 2015.05, Sd3e) Sd35w Byakko (Azumazeki, 31, 2005.03, Ms13e) Sd60w Kyokuyuko (Nakagawa, 26, 2013.01, Ms58w) Sd64w Kurahashi (Asakayama, 23, 2016.05, Ms50w) Sd69e Komakiryu (Kise, 35, 2008.03, Ms33w) Sd89w Ako (Onomatsu, 27, 2008.03, Sd20w) Sd90e Bankoku (Kise, 30, 2010.01, Ms12e) Sd99e Kotorikuzan (Sadogatake, 26, 2009.03, Sd30w) Jd50w Sakaefuji (Sakaigawa, 27, 2011.05, Sd72e) Jd63w Terumichi (Isegahama, 23, 2013.03, Jd2w) Jd95e Takamasaki (Chiganoura, 20, 2018.03, Jd21e) Jd98e Ryuga (Nishikido, 21, 2018.09, Jd80w) Jk5w Houn (Minezaki, 25, 2017.09, Jk3e) Jk10w Kyokushoriki (Tomozuna, 22, 2018.03, Jk8e) Jk12w Wakaseiun (Chiganoura, 19, 2017.03, Jd56w) Jk30w Yamakawa (Tagonoura, 15, 2020.03, Jk30w) Sd82w Shobushi (Takadagawa, died while active aged 28, 2007.03, Sd11e)
  4. Five rikishi tested positive in the Kyokai-wide (878 people in total) PCR tests administered this week, among them sekitori Chiyoshoma and Chiyootori. Two lower division rikishi from Kokonoe-beya and one from Tomozuna-beya were also positive, and so those two heya join Miyagino and Arashio on the sidelines for this basho. All oyakata from the affected heya are also kyujo from their duties this basho, including Kokonoe, Tomozuna and Tamagaki (from Tomozuna) who serve as shimpan. It looks like Kumegawa (ex-Kotoinazuma), Fujigane (ex-Daizen) and Wakafuji (ex-Otsukasa) are the replacements, at least for the start of the basho. Because of the numbers involved I decided to list the four enforced kyujo heya separately, and have included the gyoji and tokoyama who are also absent in those lists. Firstly, these are the "regular" (i.e, non-pandemic related) absentees: Yokozuna Kakuryu Ms10w Yuma Ms16e Abi Ms31w Toyohibiki Ms38w Ichiki Sd8e Tsuyukusa Sd9e Sadanoryu Sd23e Shishi Sd31w Joyuriki Sd36w Kamitani Sd73w Kagamio Sd75w Tomisakae Sd76w Mifuneyama Sd84w Kaishinmaru Sd95w Tomokaze Sd98w Inoue Jd5w Oisato Jd20e Kotokantetsu Jd29e Ishizaka Jd30e Onoyama Jd38e Etsunohana Jd39w Yutakanami Jd80w Hisanotora Jd85w Shori Jd91w Kotootomo Jk2e Kokuryunami Jk16w Sawanofuji Jk22w Takano Jk23w Tamanowaka Jk24e Andozakura Jk24w Kirinoryu Jk26w Onofuji Arashio-beya: M2w Wakatakakage J5e Wakamotoharu Ms3e Kotokuzan Ms21w Wakatakamoto Sd40w Hidano Sd44e Kanryu Sd74w Tsunekawa Jd51w Watatani Jd82w Tanji Jd95e Hirose Gyoji: Shikimori Kazuki Tokoyama: Tokojin, Tokomitsu Miyagino-beya: Yokozuna Hakuho J1e Ishiura J3e Enho Ms9e Hokaho Ms15w Hokuseiho Sd14e Onokura Sd60e Tokimaru Sd74e Kenyu Sd99w Chura Jd3w Senho Jd4w Ishii Jd5e Toma Jd16e Kiryu Jd31e Umizaru Jd35e Kurokage Jd102w Takemaru Gyoji: Shikimori Seisuke Tokoyama: Tokoshun Kokonoe-beya: M9e Chiyonokuni M11e Chiyotairyu M13w Chiyoshoma J2e Chiyomaru J2w Chiyonoo J5w Chiyootori J11e Chiyonoumi Ms10e Chiyoarashi Ms16w Chiyosakae Ms44e Chiyonokatsu Ms46e Chiyodaigo Sd10w Chiyoraizan Sd24e Chiyooga Sd55e Chiyotenfu Sd66w Chiyotora Sd85w Chiyotaiho Sd86w Chiyohokkai Jd41w Chiyotaiyo Jd51e Chiyotaiko Jd65w Chiyoresshi Jd74e Chiyotsurugi Jd79w Chiyoyamato Jd81e Chiyosenshi Jd89e Chiyokozan Jd89w Chiyooume Jd93w Chiyotaisei Jk19e Chiyotensho Gyoji: Kimura Ryunosuke Tokoyama: Tokotake, Tokokyu Tomozuna-beya: M16e Kaisei J4w Kyokushuho J7e Kyokutaisei Ms35e Kainoryu Ms42w Asahisho Ms50e Kaiho Sd20e Kasugaryu Sd21e Kainishiki Jd1e Kyokuhozan Jd57e Kyokutenryo Jd71w Kainowaka Jd107e Asahimaru Gyoji: Shikimori Tomokazu, Shikimori Tomotaro Tokoyama: Tokoyuki Separately, Minato-beya Makuuchi gyoji Kimura Motoki had his own encounter with COVID and is also kyujo.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Wow, J13e Ikioi is out of the final day, which hands a fusensho and the Juryo yusho to Tsurugisho! First kyujo of Ikioi's career, after 1090 consecutive bouts. A fractured metacarpal bone in the left thumb is reported in one article.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Hatsu Basho

    Press reporting that Churanoumi is kyujo from Day 14. He had a hard fall from the dohyo in his loss yesterday. Shin-Juryo Tohakuryu will get a fusensho and kachi-koshi as a result.
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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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    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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    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

    I think you're mixing him up with Murayama, who won both bouts today against Fujiizumi and then Nagata.
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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.
  23. 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.
  25. 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).