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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Kyushu 2019

    I'd say that has the same chance of happening as Hokutofuji-Okinoumi...
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    Unfortunately it looks like another injury setback for Masunoyama, he suffered a left leg (perhaps knee) injury at the end of his bout against Dewanojo yesterday, he tries to shake it off but eventually has to stop halfway down the hanamichi. Fusenpai today.
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    New recruits for 2019 Kyushu

    The new Onomatsu-oyakata should have his first shindeshi at the Kyushu basho, although he's really a recruit of the old one, having been at the heya for several months already. His name is Wataru Nihonyanagi, surely the same guy mentioned a few times in this thread, shown here making a cut in Ikeru's danpatsu-shiki after the Natsu basho. Elsewhere, I've heard that Naya's younger brother Kosei will be following him onto the ozumo dohyo in November, Otake-oyakata apparently reported it to the koenkai after the Aki basho.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    I find myself in the unexpected position of cheering for long-serving Sakigake - after almost five years in Makushita he's suddenly in range of a return to Juryo at Mk3e and 3-1, winning his visit today against Gagamaru who looks pretty uninterested and/or knackered these days. If Kyokushuho had won then surely they would have called a mono-ii for a video check (and you're right, it was obvious). Since Sokokurai won anyway, there's no point in checking if he actually won it earlier, so I think the kimarite will stand as the final uwatenage rather than a probable hikiotoshi.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    He's done it quite a few times, this one from 2015 Aki is the earliest I can find footage of but he probably did it before then.
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    Basho videos-Days 1-11 Kyushu 2019

    After the first bout today I had to rewind quite a few times before I finally worked out that Hiro said "Nishikigi's uh, strong onslaught" and not, in fact, "Nishikigi's a strong ocelot". Thanks as always for the coverage Kintamayama!
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    This is the 14th basho since 1958 in which there were no undefeated rikishi in Makuuchi after only 5 days; the last time this happened was the 2001 Aki basho.
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    UDH Kyushu Basho 2019

    I found it hilarious to have to remove Kakuryu from the top slot in my Hoshitori entry and add him to the same place in my UDH entry. That was a new one.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    NHK also reports Wakatakakage as kyujo from Day 5 - one month to recover from what Google translates as "dislocation near the right foot instep", so perhaps a Lisfranc/metatarsal dislocation.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    Kyodo is indeed now reporting Tochinoshin as kyujo from Day 5.
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    2019 Kyushu Basho Discussion (spoiler alert)

    There can't be many rikishi who can say they fought father-and-son sekitori; Chiyonofuji did it against Takanohana/Takahanada, and today Toyonoshima met a Kotonowaka again. Unlikely, since it was Fujinoteru who did it. I'll upload the clip I've got when I do the kimarite statistics after the basho.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    NHK reporting Goeido is kyujo from Day 2 due to his left ankle injury, so Okinoumi will indeed get that fusensho.
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    New recruits for 2019 Kyushu

    It does now, probably an error left it blank when Naganoyama collected the info earlier. His shikona has been revealed, Dewanoryu (出羽ノ龍).
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    From what I've read it's actually his back that is the reason, a recurrence of lumbar spondylolisthesis (must be the longest word I've ever typed) requiring two weeks of rest.
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    Banzuke Surfing Kyushu 2019 (13th Wave)

    Mk40w Asakishin this time.
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    Rikishi Status Kyushu 2019 - current through Day 11

    Arawashi stayed in Tokyo to concentrate on treatment for his knee. Hamasu broke a bone in the base of his left thumb in his last appearance in the Aki basho. Hanashi is injured but Toyama has retired for personal reasons, according to the heya.
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    Top yobidashi Takuro violence scandal

    This is the best picture I've found, and looking closely you can see that yes, he's on there. It's also handy for those who didn't know the minor trivia that only Juryo and above yobidashi are given a place on the actual banzuke; for tokoyama only the top two classes, tokuto and itto. I'll miss seeing Takuro's gently smiling face here and there; he was the last person I would've expected something like this to happen to. If there's anything good that can come from it, it's that he did set a good example at the end by taking responsibility and tendering his resignation. There was a nice touch from Satoyama at his danpatsu-shiki, Kimura Akijiro was the gyoji, and Takuro got to make a cut of the hair - they were all originally in Mihogaseki-beya.
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Takanosho has a new kesho-mawashi featuring a dragon holding the sword and scales of justice.
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    Old kesho mawashi

    When the city of Tsushima carried out a survey of its cultural treasures, it discovered that Nagasaki Prefectural Tsushima High School still had a kesho-mawashi of Taisho-era Ozeki Tsushimanada. An employee who had worked there for over 40 years recalled that when the current school building was opened in 1978, the old one was converted into warehouse space, and the kesho-mawashi was likely packed away somewhere and forgotten about while everyone was busy with the move. Born in a village called Kuwa, upon reaching adulthood Tsushimanada joined the Japanese army, serving in Tsushima's heavy artillery battalion. Due to his great height a senior officer recommended he be discharged in favour of taking up sumo, and so he entered Dewanoumi-beya at 21, although his hatsu dohyo was delayed until 1910 as he was struggling with a thiamine deficiency. To mark his Ozeki promotion he received the kesho-mawashi from the Tsushima(no)kuni koenkai, but unfortunately his time at the rank was cut short due to a left arm injury. He completed only one of the next five basho and retired from ozumo at 34, returning to Tsushima where he died in 1933 at the age of 45. Tsushimanada is shown wearing the kesho-mawashi on this commemorative postcard, issued at the time of his Ozeki promotion. The postcard is in the collection of Tsushimanada's great niece Chiyoko Kawakami, along with another of his kesho-mawashi and a haori with his family crest. That kesho-mawashi was given by Morinaga Confectionery and features the company's angel logo. His modern-day namesake, Sakaigawa-beya's Tsushimanada, is not related but was given the shikona as his father and grandfather both hail from Tsushima, which I didn't know before.
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    New kesho mawashi (pics)

    Shin-Juryo Hoshoryu's first kesho-mawashi was revealed at a heya gathering the other day:
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    New recruits for 2019 Kyushu

    We didn't have to wait long as it turns out - Naya the Younger will use the shikona Mudoho (夢道鵬, むどうほう). His grandfather (former Yokozuna Taiho) is the inspiration for the first and third kanji, the first one meaning dream was one of his favourites, the third obviously comes from his shikona. The middle kanji is taken from the given name of Saitama Sakae sumo director Michinori Yamada. A few pictures in the box.
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    New recruits for 2019 Kyushu

    To be joined in maezumo by Dewanoumi's Mongolian shindeshi who passed the exams last time, and I believe banzuke-gai Iwata will return as well. It used to be quite common in Taiho/Otake-beya for a rikishi to become 'Osurname' when there was a clash, if that's still the heya tradition then the younger one might become Onaya until some proper shikona are earned. On the other hand, the shisho might think the name is too high profile already for something that mundane. As ever, we'll just have to wait and see.
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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.