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    Hakuho retires

    I think it's an appearance and lion-behind-fox thing: he wants to show that he has the goodwill of the current and likely future top rikishi for the next generation to come. For a danpatsu that seems to be all about showing he has the strong interpersonal connections, both within and without sumo circles, that would make him an asset to the NSK in the future, this choice of attendants seems very in line with that strategy. As for the attendants, they get to piggyback off that message by showing they have the favour of the man with those connections. Other than the toriteki tournament, the Miyagino rikishi themselves don't feature extremely strongly relative to, say, Aminishiki's. I can't help but think that this is deliberate, since Hakuhō seems to be trying to show that he understands that sumo is more than just results on the dohyō. He has also managed to do the deshi attendants thing once already, when Enhō first made it into makuuchi, so I guess there's no need to belabour that point too. This isn't jungyo or those meaningless February TV events, there is an order of precedence and certain customs for a Yokozuna's intaizumo dohyo-iri, and Hakuho is sticking to it. Active Yokozuna come first and, at least until the last couple of decades, are practically guaranteed. However, if they were kyujo in the basho before the intaizumo they typically are ruled out, Terunofuji is just the latest example. Chiyonofuji was a notable exception by having kyujo Hokutoumi and Asahifuji, the latter even retired during the basho so was Asahifuji-oyakata for the intaizumo! Ozeki are next in line, although they aren't an automatic choice. In any case we only have one, so the next candidate would likely be the highest-ranking eligible rikishi from the Yokozuna's heya, which is nobody. As for Hoshoryu, Hakuho does seem on friendly terms with Tatsunami-beya, having attended the danpatsu-shiki of former Juryo Hitenryu recently. FWIW here's a list of participants at Yokozuna intaizumo, cribbed from ja.wiki. Attendants are Yokozuna unless specified otherwise. Intaizumo Tsuyuharai Tachimochi Hitachiyama Umegatani II Tachiyama Umegatani II Otori Tachiyama Tachiyama Otori Onishiki I Tochigiyama Nishinoumi III Tsunenohana Minanogawa Haguroyama Futabayama Futabayama Terukuni Haguroyama Akinoumi Terukuni Haguroyama Maedayama Azumafuji Haguroyama Terukuni Kagamisato Azumafuji Haguroyama Kagamisato Chiyonoyama Kagamisato Tochinishiki Chiyonoyama Yoshibayama Tochinishiki Chiyonoyama Chiyonoyama Wakanohana I Tochinishiki Tochinishiki Asashio Wakanohana I Asashio Kashiwado Taiho Wakanohana I Kashiwado Taiho Tochinoumi Kashiwado Taiho Sadanoyama Fukunohana (M7) Kainoyama (M1) Kashiwado Tamanoumi Kitanofuji Taiho Kitanofuji Tamanoumi Kotozakura Wajima Kitanoumi Kitanofuji Wajima Kitanoumi Mienoumi Chiyonofuji (O) Kitanoumi Wajima Wakanohana II Kitanoumi Wakanohana II Kitanoumi Chiyonofuji Kitanoumi Hokutenyu (O) Chiyonofuji Takanosato Wakashimazu (O) Chiyonofuji Chiyonofuji Asahifuji-oyakata Hokutoumi Onokuni Takamisugi (M8) Misugisato (M1) Asahifuji Asahisato (M16) Kyokudozan (K) Hokutoumi Konishiki (O) Akebono Wakanohana III Takanohana * Akebono Akebono Musoyama (O) Musashimaru Takanohana Takanonami (M2) Fujishima-oyakata (Akinoshima M15) Musashimaru Miyabiyama (S) Musoyama (O) Asashoryu Asasekiryu (M6) Harumafuji (O) Harumafuji Kakuryu Hakuho Kisenosato Shohozan (M12) Takayasu (O) * Takanohana was kyujo but c'mon, they're brothers. Tamanishiki and Tamanoumi died while active, Azumafuji and Futahaguro did not perform dohyo-iri at their intaizumo.
  2. Hi all, here are the kimarite statistics for the opening basho of the year. As I mentioned in the basho discussion thread at the time, we had a rare appearance of sabaori on Day 4, as veteran Amamidake forced down Najima, who was thankfully flexible enough to come away unharmed by the experience. It was the first sabaori since the 2017 Aki basho, and only the 27th since all-division kimarite records have been available. Hairpulling was unfortunately popular in Makuuchi - this is the first basho ever to see three hansoku in the top division. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 1 0 1 3 0 6 0.27% Amiuchi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Ashitori 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 0.22% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.09% Fusen (default) 4 1 5 7 8 1 26 1.16% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.13% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 35 19 33 48 63 3 201 8.99% Hikiotoshi 6 4 9 12 12 1 44 1.97% Hikkake 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.09% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 2 0 1 0 2 0 5 0.22% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kainahineri 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.09% Kakenage 0 1 1 1 2 0 5 0.22% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 2 4 1 3 10 0 20 0.89% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0.09% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 4 0 0 4 4 0 12 0.54% Kimetaoshi 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.18% Kirikaeshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.09% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kotenage 4 4 3 9 14 3 37 1.65% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubinage 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0.13% Makiotoshi 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuridashi 16 6 16 25 27 0 90 4.02% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Okurinage 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Okuritaoshi 1 1 2 3 3 0 10 0.45% 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 72 49 107 164 180 23 595 26.60% Oshitaoshi 11 9 16 24 26 7 93 4.16% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 1 2 1 4 4 0 12 0.54% Shitatehineri 0 0 4 0 1 0 5 0.22% Shitatenage 4 3 17 9 13 4 50 2.24% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 0 1 2 2 0 0 5 0.22% 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 11 4 7 19 12 1 54 2.41% 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 1 0 1 0.04% Tottari 1 1 0 0 2 0 4 0.18% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 19 8 11 12 6 0 56 2.50% Tsukihiza 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.09% Tsukiotoshi 12 11 26 37 16 4 106 4.74% Tsukitaoshi 1 2 1 6 0 0 10 0.45% Tsukite 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.09% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% 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 1 0 2 0.09% Uchimuso 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.09% Ushiromotare 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Utchari 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0.13% Uwatedashinage 0 4 10 7 7 0 28 1.25% Uwatehineri 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0.13% Uwatenage 9 9 23 39 28 8 116 5.19% 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 62 55 85 132 159 19 512 22.89% Yoritaoshi 7 6 15 19 31 4 82 3.67% Zubuneri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04%
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    Retirements after Hatsu 2023

    I watched Kainowaka's last bout and there was a lot of flash photography going on, so I figured either he was calling it a day or Kotoegashira is very popular. He doesn't give a reason or mention any plans in his farewell message (below the picture). He received a bouquet of flowers from heya gyoji Kimura Katsunosuke, who officiated that bout. I don't think a danpatsu-shiki has happened yet. Asahiyama-beya posted two pictures for Nishikio, showing him with his first oichomage and then a post-danpatsu shot. Minato-beya posted some nice shots from Ayaminato's danpatsu-shiki. He intends to become a plasterer from now on. One name missing from the intai list is long-time banzuke-gai Ounabara, whose danpatsu-shiki took place at Shikoroyama-beya's senshuraku party.
  4. This will be effective from February 1st, it was announced earlier. At the same time, Wakafuji-oyakata (former Maegashira Otsukasa) will move from there to Kise-beya, something that had been rumoured for a while. Elsewhere, as of today Otowayama-oyakata (former Maegashira Tenkaiho) has switched to the vacant Sanoyama myoseki, still as a borrower.
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    Hakuho retires

    In fact there was one not so long ago, as reported by Akinomaki (the video is gone now but the store link still works). Hakuho's product has the top note of ginjo sake, middle notes of ylang ylang and esuteru (aster, I guess?), and finally base notes of fundoshi musk and vanilla. I assume the online store will open for business on the 28th.
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    Hakuho retires

    Well now I've seen it all. On sale at the Kokugikan and an online store for that day only, no doubt for some absurd sum.
  7. Irumagawa-beya will be renamed Ikazuchi-beya sometime next month, as former Komusubi Kakizoe takes the reins ahead of the mandatory retirement of the present shisho (former Sekiwake Tochitsukasa) in April. That's according to Hideki Makihara, member of the House of Representatives for Chuo Ward in Saitama city, where the heya is located. It's almost exactly 30 years since Irumagawa-beya was established, branching out from Kasugano-beya.
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    GTB invite- Hatsu 2023- 141 entries, the line is dead.

    I fell behind with my stat updates so here's a three-basho catch-up post. It's a nice idea, but I suspect that more often than not the yusho winner will also win the guesses and bullseye prizes. And then sometimes, like the Kyushu basho, there were about a dozen players with 36 correct guesses, so who wins? Or is it just a blanket award for all of them? I feel like a GTB Gino-sho should be more for something like the most balanced guess, the highest-placed player who scored the same amount of points on East and West. This basho I think that would be Kitakachiyama and Wakawakawaka, 26-26. But that would by default exclude players with an odd-numbered score which seems a little unfair.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    For the first time in the 15-day basho era there are no bouts between sanyaku rikishi on senshuraku, everyone's facing a Maegashira opponent.
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    The final round of lower division action sees seven rikishi return or enter the basho, while four more withdraw. Returning/Entering: Sd26w Kaigo (fusenpai Day 7, withdrew Day 9) - withdrew due to fever. Sd77w Ito (withdrew Day 3) - left on the stretcher trolley after a hard fall from the dohyo. Sd81w Yusui (withdrew Day 11) Jd99e Detachi Jk5e Fujinonami Jk5w Kanryu - first appearance since Nagoya last year. Jk9e Nakaishi - first appearance since Natsu last year. Withdrawing: Jd82w Takashoki (fusenpai Day 12) Jd90e Yoshinofuji - as mentioned above, he was stretchered away after collapsing at the tachiai of his last bout. Haven't seen any further news yet. Jk6w Takatairiku (fusenpai Day 12) Jk8w Wakayahara - entered the basho on Day 11 to ensure he stayed on the banzuke. To my surprise, Shoran stayed in the basho and won his bout on Day 12 to secure his kachi-koshi.
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    Two sekitori will start the new year on the sidelines, for very different reasons. Yokozuna Terunofuji M7e Ichinojo (suspended) Lower division kyujo: Ms21e Hikarifuji Ms28w Fujitoshi Ms57w Oshoryu Sd15e Suio Sd22w Obara Sd30w Ishiura Sd66w Nakashima Sd70w Mishima Sd88w Mitozakura Sd90w Suguro Jd3e Hokutoyakumo Jd15w Sakurai Jd25e Minorufuji Jd38w Chiyotsurugi Jd40e Fukuazuma Jd47e Chiyotensho Jd50e Iitsuka Jd54e Kotomyozan Jd55e Sachinofuji Jd59e Zuiko Jd62w Kenho Jd69e Motokiyama Jd98w Nishikio Jd99e Detachi Jd101w Ryubumaru Jk5e Fujinonami Jk5w Kanryu Jk8e Higohikari Jk8w Wakayahara Jk9e Nakaishi Jk9w Hokutoshio Jk10w Mihonoumi (intai) Hikarifuji, Minorufuji and Sachinofuji are from Isegahama-beya, although there is also Hoshinofuji who has been banzuke-gai for most of his career. Speaking of banzuke-gai, it could be time to say arrivederci Roman, as he is no longer on the Tatsunami-beya website.
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    Another worrying scene occurred on Day 11, Yoshinofuji collapsed forwards immediately after the tachiai in his bout against Hamasaki, and lay face down on the dohyo. It's not yet known what the problem was, although apparently he did not lose consciousness and was able to answer questions from those who came to help. The stretcher trolley was brought out to remove him from the arena. It's the third time I've seen that trolley this basho, following Ito on Day 2 and Shoran on Day 10, both of whom landed on their head after falling backwards from the dohyo. Sponichi mentions the latter case, tests revealed he had a mild concussion and no serious injury. The scene today as the stretcher arrives to remove Yoshinofuji:
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    Lots of comings and goings in the lower divisions ahead of Day 11. Half a dozen rikishi return or begin their basho, while three more have to withdraw. Returning/Entering: Sd21e Rao (fusenpai Day 8, withdrew Day 9) Sd41w Toshunryu (withdrew Day 7) Jd2w Tsukubayama (fusenpai Day 7, withdrew Day 9) Jd4w Hokutoizumi (fusenpai Day 6, withdrew Day 7) Jd33e Denzan (fusenpai Day 1, withdrew Day 3) Jk8w Wakayahara Withdrawing: Ms14w Asonoyama Sd81w Yusui Jd53e Watatani
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    Press reporting Hoshoryu is kyujo from Day 10. Kiribayama will get the free win.
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    Banzuke for Hatsu 2023

    New Juryo gyoji Kimura Kozaburo's new name was derived from two people he admires - the first kanji from a samurai of the Sengoku period called Yukimura Sanada (真田 幸村), and the last two from enka singer Saburo Kitajima (北島 三郎). Kozaburo used to serve as a tsukebito to former sanyaku gyoji Kimura Tamamitsu. When he retired he gave two of his outfits to Kozaburo, who had to keep them in storage until his promotion this basho. This outfit was a favourite of Tamamitsu and his family, who are happy to see it on the dohyo again. Kozaburo got to know them after Tamamitsu died in 2017, when he visited his grave. Kimura Tamamitsu in the outfit. This red sandalwood-coloured outfit also belonged to Tamamitsu, it was a gift from Onokuni (now Shibatayama-oyakata) to mark his Yokozuna promotion. Kimura Katsunosuke's new name is also derived from two people - the first kanji is the given name of the shisho Oshima-oyakata (former Sekiwake Kyokutenho), the rest matches the heya's senior gyoji, Kimura Hisanosuke.
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    Ahead of Day 9 we have a half-dozen withdrawals from the lower divisions. Sd21e Rao (fusenpai Day 8) Sd26w Kaigo (fusenpai Day 7) - he had a fever, Asakayama-beya reported that COVID and influenza tests were negative. Sd33e Kyokushori - looked like some kind of leg injury, he limped away after his last bout. Sd61e Asashiyu Sd82w Kaishinmaru (fusenpai Day 8) - an existing knee problem has worsened so he will rest it from now. Jd2w Tsukubayama (fusenpai Day 7) - a very late decision, everyone was looking around wondering where he was before the fusen banner was finally brought out. The result was some good fortune for Meiko, who evened his record without breaking a sweat.
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    New recruits Hatsu 2023

    Isenoumi-beya announced that Saito will be presented as Wakaikari (若碇, わかいかり) at tomorrow's shussehiro, the second kanji of course from the shikona of his father.
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    A bit late sorry, but there were two withdrawals from the lower divisions ahead of Day 7: Sd41w Toshunryu - seemed to suffer a right ankle injury in his last bout when his foot got stuck in the tokudawara. Jd4w Hokutoizumi (fusenpai Day 6)
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    Okinoumi retires

    According to Hakkaku-beya, his danpatsu-shiki will take place on September 30th at the Kokugikan.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    Yes, they were gifts from Tochinoshin a few years ago:
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    Trivia bits

    Guess who the last rikishi to begin his Makushita debut with a fusensho was...
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    Press reporting that Sekiwake Takayasu and M12w Okinoumi are both kyujo from Day 6. Wakamotoharu and Mitoryu will pick up fusensho wins.
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    Rikishi Status - 2023 Hatsu

    Only one movement ahead of Day 5, Sd22w Obara joins the basho. No bout set for tomorrow so we should see him in action on Day 6.
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    Hatsu 2023 discussion (results)

    An entertaining bout in Jonidan today, slender Najima was very active but Amamidake's greater mass (and patience) prevailed for a rare sabaori win, the first since 2017 Aki.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    When you expand the results box on his Kyokai page, it's been Momotaro all along, but according to my files it had never been shown on there before so the database goes with the default, his real given name. From my own observation of such things, lower division rikishi always get their shikona given name added to their profile when they make a 6-0 start, and usually (but not always) when appearing in a kettei-sen (that is, a 6-1 in which they didn't start 6-0). Shonannoumi had not done either of those. Shonannoumi fought Juryo bouts for the first time in the Kyushu basho, but I didn't think to check if that also triggers a given name profile update.