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    Trivia bits

    Hoshiazuma says hello.
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    Retirements after Natsu 2022

    The retirement of Hokutokawa and Hokutoo was announced just before the banzuke came out, and they held a joint danpatsu-shiki at the heya then. Hokutokawa suffered a neck injury in May last year, and despite his best efforts the rehabilitation has not succeeded to the point where he can do his best sumo. Meanwhile, Hokutoo had a 14-year career and served as tsukebito to the shisho (former Yokozuna Hokutoumi). He plans to work in a Tokyo restaurant in the future. Hokutohiro was one of the survivors of Azumazeki-beya when it closed a year ago, and is the first of them to retire. His danpatsu-shiki took place on senshuraku. Amatsu was easily a Makushita-level rikishi, but seven years ago he suffered a dreadful knee injury and nerve damage which saw him spend about half a year in hospital and over two years out of action. His intai was announced between basho and the danpatsu-shiki was held then. Ariake's danpatsu-shiki took place at Isenoumi-beya on senshuraku. He entered the basho on Day 13 so he could rise to the dohyo one last time - in fact his bout was against one of the other retirees, Zendaisho. Mugendai's danpatsu-shiki took place at Fujishima-beya, no actual pictures of that but a few from beforehand. Zendaisho's danpatsu-shiki took place at Takadagawa-beya, but they've only posted a commemorative group shot and one from afterwards.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    According to my file he's the 7th Makushita rikishi to fight an eighth bout more than once, and the 15th rikishi overall. Down in Jonokuchi, debutant Wakasei also fought an eighth bout on Day 14, making this the 31st basho with two rikishi fighting extra bouts. It's more minutiae than asked for, but 2022 Hatsu saw Sawaisamu fight an eighth bout for the second time in his long career, nearly 14 years after the first. That was a 4-4 result, and he's the last active rikishi to have one of those. 2022 Haru had no extra bouts which ended a run of 11 consecutive basho with them, two basho short of the record.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    Two sekitori at opposite ends of the scales will be absent from the start of this basho. M1w Ichinojo M16e Ishiura And here are the lower division absentees. Since only three Minato-beya rikishi are joining Ichinojo in quarantine, I've included them in the full list rather than list them separately. Ms25e Daiyusho Ms37e Omoto Ms41e Kaizen Ms42w Asanoyama - the last basho of his suspension Ms45e Tennozan Ms50w Asashiyu Ms53e Amakaze Ms55e Gokushindo Ms59w Suguro Sd3e Akitoba - Minato-beya COVID Sd6e Kyokutaisei Sd10e Roman Sd21e Sakurai Sd26e Kiyota Sd28w Shinohara Sd36e Oshoumi Sd45e Taichiyama - intai Sd64e Chiyonokatsu Sd66w Hokutokawa - intai Sd76e Koki - Minato-beya COVID Jd3e Amatsu - intai Jd15e Sakurafuji Jd20w Ariake Jd27w Hokutoo - intai Jd37e Hokuozan Jd37w Wakakaneko - suffered a knee injury in his final Haru basho bout, and has since had surgery Jd41w Fukuminato - Minato-beya COVID Jd49w Onofuji Jd58e Toramusashi - suffering from lumbar spondylolisthesis Jd76w Tenichi Jd79e Tagomaru Jd89w Yamane Jd103w Masutani Jd111e Reonmaru Jd111w Takataisho Jk1w Fujiizumi Jk2e Nishihara Jk3e Wakaseido Jk7w Okuyama Jk21w Chiyonomichi
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    He was visibly uncomfortable after landing on that left leg ... such a shame for Ura. Left ankle sprain, three weeks to recover. Ura wanted to stay in, but Kise-oyakata (former Maegashira Higonoumi) put his foot down, saying that if he makes it worse it could end up with an even longer period of treatment.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    Press reporting that M6e Ura is kyujo from Day 14. That would give Wakatakakage a fusensho and kachi-koshi.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    Three in, three out ahead of the last round of lower division action. Entering: Jd20e Ariake Jd111w Takataisho Jk2e Nishihara Withdrawing: Ms9e Fukai (fusenpai Day 12) Sd55e Nakaishi Jd29e Hokutoshin In addition, Naruto-beya reports that Sd40w Murayama is also out due to injury, but it must have happened too late for the news to reach the torikumi committee, so Hokutomaru should get a fusensho (and kachi-koshi) from their Day 13 bout. Jk1w Fujiizumi, Jk3e Wakaseido, Jk7w Okuyama and Jk21w Chiyonomichi missed the whole basho and will drop off the banzuke, assuming they aren't retiring.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    J5e Kitanowaka returns to the basho on Day 12, with a bout against Yago.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    Ahead of Day 11, two rikishi return (well, Chiyooga's basho never really got started), while one more has to drop out. Returning: Ms27w Chiyooga (fusenpai Day 1, withdrew Day 3) Jd67e Wakaikki (withdrew Day 9) Withdrawing: Ms48e Hokutoryu (fusenpai Day 10) - he was limping a bit after winning his last bout, but it's not obvious what the problem was. A note about Taiga, Arashio-beya mentioned that the initial x-rays taken in the Kokugikan clinic did not indicate any fractures or ligament tears, but more detailed scans were set to take place at a hospital at a later time, there hasn't been any further update yet.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    As mentioned above, Taiga is out ahead of Day 9, along with two from Jonidan: Sd3w Taiga Jd67e Wakaikki Jd104e Koga
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    In the lower divisions ahead of Day 7, one rikishi has returned after a few days out, but four others have to withdraw. Returning: Sd69e Chura (withdrew Day 3) Withdrawing: Ms14w Hatooka (fusenpai Day 6) - took a heavy fall from the dohyo in winning on Day 3, although he seemed fine immediately afterwards. Sd72e Kyokuhozan Jd56e Asasorai (fusenpai Day 6) Jd87e Teraosho I'm surprised not to see Jokoryu as a withdrawal after his left elbow was wrenched to an alarming angle in his Day 5 bout, hopefully he was lucky and no serious damage was done.
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    Trivia bits

    Kotonishiki did win a kinboshi in three consecutive basho, but the first was not against Chiyonoyama who was absent in 1953 Natsu.
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    Natsu 2022 Discussion Thread - here be spoilers

    A rare tasukizori in Jonokuchi today, courtesy of Yamato who is now 3-0 in his first basho. He is a graduate of Gifu Norin (Agricultural and Forestry) High School and was runner-up in the 80kg class at a national high school sumo tournament last year. He has won with sori-waza several times in team and openweight competitions during his school years.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    A bit late but there was one change ahead of Day 5, Ms37e Omoto began his basho, having been absent at the start. He fights former Maegashira Fujiazuma on Day 6. And as mentioned elsewhere, sanyaku gyoji Kimura Tamajiro withdrew on Day 4 due to a herniated disc in his lower back.
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    Trivia bits

    All being well, tomorrow will be Satonofuji's 500th yumitori-shiki performance. If he continues in the role uninterrupted, he can surpass Edonohana's record in the 2023 Kyushu basho, if my arithmetic is up to scratch. But whether that happens might come down to his own age and declining rank - he is already both the oldest and lowest-ranked performer on record - as well as Terunofuji's tenure as Yokozuna.
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    Rikishi Status - 2022 Natsu

    Changes ahead of Day 3 - one Kokonoe-beya rikishi begins his basho but two of his stablemates are out, along with one other rikishi. Entering: Sd64e Chiyonokatsu Withdrawing: Ms27w Chiyooga (fusenpai Day 1) Sd32e Chiyodaigo (fusenpai Day 2) Sd69e Chura
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2022 (17th Wave)

    It'll have to be Jd21w Kotokenryu this time.
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2022 (13th Wave)

    Ms13w Tochikamiyama for me this time. @Jejima If you see this in time, your pick is on the kyujo list.
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    GTB Natsu 2022- Results!!

    Two changes to the Top Ten ranks after this edition - dropping out after short stints are Yoshio (two basho) and Kyoju (one basho). They are replaced by returnees Gurowake and Nantonoyama, both after just a single basho outside. Gurowake is the 11th player to notch up 25 basho in green. Little else to report from this one, except that former #1 Okisuruga's run of consecutive guesses ended at 60.
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    New recruits Haru 2022

    Onomatsu-beya introduced their lower-profile second shindeshi from the Haru class - Daishimatsu has been involved in judo since the first year of junior high school. He graduated from Yachiyo Nishi High School in Chiba prefecture in March, and it was the judo club coach there who suggested he give sumo a try. His shikona combines kanji from the shisho (Daido), his family name (Shimura) and the heya (Onomatsu).
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    New recruits Natsu 2022

    One new recruit was absent from the Natsu shindeshi-kensa on the 15th but was allowed to take it today, 16-year-old Miki? Yamada (山田 美樹) is joining Dewanoumi-beya. 171cm, 108kg. The official results for all the recruits will be announced as usual on the opening day of the basho. Onomatsu-beya introduced their new yobidashi, who is from Ichihara, Chiba prefecture and got involved in sumo in elementary school. Along with his brother, he began visiting Kids Onomatsu in the 5th grade, but it seems he preferred the idea of being a yobidashi.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2022

    Phew, quite a few interesting shikona changes on this banzuke. A quartet of Oguruma-beya survivors receive a new shikona in their new home at Nishonoseki-beya. Sakaekaze is now Wakenosato, honouring his hometown and district in Okayama prefecture. He changes the first kanji of the given name to match his actual given name, no change to the reading. Next, Fujikawa mixes his family and given names to become Fujiibuki, with the new shikona given name of Yoshito - the first kanji of that is the same as in Yoshikaze. The origins of the other two changes are not obvious - Tatsukaze is now Ryuo, and Abe is now Aron. One-time former Juryo Fukushima lost his shikona of Gokushindo in late 2020, perhaps as an in-house penalty for his part in breaking COVID protocols with Abi, but he gets it back now. In Musashigawa-beya, Yanagida gets his first shikona, Yokomaru and a new given name, Haruaki. I mentioned recently that Dewanoumi-beya's Yamato would get his first shikona as his younger brother joins the heya this basho, but it's not the obvious reading that I suggested - instead it's Suio. From Tokitsukaze-beya, Toyoshimizu's shikona was already a partial tribute to his home city, but now it's total - Tosashimizu. He also changes the given name to Manjiro; I'm only guessing, but to me it seems like that's taken from Nakahama Manjiro, who was born in what is now Tosashimizu. Meanwhile, Wakayutaka's new shikona of Setoyutaka is taken from the Seto Inland Sea, on the coast of which is situated his home city of Kurashiki. Over in Takekuma-beya, the heya provides a kanji for Tatsuguchi's new shikona, Kumanoryu. Michinoku-beya's Ryuki is now Yusui, honouring his hometown of the same name. He takes the old shikona as the given name (it's also his actual given name). Over in Naruto-beya, recently-injured Hagiwara gets his first shikona, Hokuozan, honouring his home prefecture Hokkaido and with the 'Europe' kanji from the shisho (former Ozeki Kotooshu) in the middle. He also changes the given name to Kokichi. Last but not least, Wakafujioka gets his first shikona of Wakaarata. That's a break with Nishiiwa-beya's usual policy of granting shikona upon promotion to Sandanme, but as he's from Higashi-Osaka I reckon it's another oyakata paying tribute to the late Aratakayama. Ms38e Tatsukaze > Ryuo (龍王, りゅうおう) Ms38w Sakaekaze Eisaku > Wakenosato Eisaku (和氣の里 栄作, わけのさと えいさく) Ms55e Fukushima > Gokushindo (極芯道, ごくしんどう) Sd23e Fujikawa Ibuki > Fujiibuki Yoshito (藤伊吹 嘉人, ふじいぶき よしと) Sd53e Yanagida Komei > Yokomaru Haruaki (陽孔丸 玄明, ようこうまる はるあき) Sd54e Yamato > Suio (翠桜, すいおう) Sd75w Toyoshimizu Taiki > Tosashimizu Manjiro (土佐清水 万次郎, とさしみず まんじろう) Sd84e Tatsuguchi > Kumanoryu (隈ノ竜, くまのりゅう) Sd87e Ryuki Takamori > Yusui Ryuki (湧水 隆貴, ゆうすい りゅうき) Jd8e Kaiho > Kyokushori (旭将里, きょくしょうり) Jd37e Hagiwara Hikari > Hokuozan Kokichi (北欧山 晃吉, ほくおうざん こうきち) Jd59e Wakayutaka > Setoyutaka (瀬戸豊, せとゆたか) Jd68w Abe > Aron (阿龍, あーろん) Jd100w Wakafujioka > Wakaarata (若新, わかあらた) The shikona adopted by the Haru basho shindeshi class are already in the database but I'll summarise them here: Jk5w Oyama > Oyamazakura (小山桜, おやまざくら) Jk6w Endo > Wakamiyabi (若雅, わかみやび) Jk7e Mizuno > Kyokumizuno (旭水野, きょくみずの) Jk9e Tanimoto > Daikinryu (大錦龍, だいきんりゅう) Jk10e Takano > Takaarashi (隆嵐, たかあらし) Jk12e Sei > Wakasei (若清, わかせい) Jk12w Tanaka > Satotanaka (里田中, さとたなか) Jk13e Maki > Shoran (松蘭, しょうらん) Jk13w Kamiya > Raikisho (雷輝勝, らいきしょう) Jk14w Maruyama > Dairinzan (大凜山, だいりんざん) Jk15e Nakasone > Tatsuosho (立王尚, たつおうしょう) - note for @Doitsuyama, the wrong reading of his family name made it into the database Jk15w Funo > Kotofuno (琴布野, ことふの) Jk17e Hayashi (Ryu) > Hayashiryu (林龍, はやしりゅう) Jk17w Hayashi (Rei) > Rinko (林虎, りんこ) Jk18w Jo > Jokoki (城皓貴, じょうこうき) Jk19e Kato > Michihaya (道颯, みちはや) Jk19w Shimura > Daishimatsu (大志松, だいしまつ) Jk21w Komatsu > Chiyonomichi (千代の道, ちよのみち) Jk22e Sumiki > Kazekeno (風賢央, かぜけんおう) Jd1w Seigo's deep run at the Jonidan yusho last basho saw his Kyokai profile get updated with a given name, Yuri (友利, ゆうり), backdated to the start of his career.
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    New recruits Natsu 2022

    Two new urakata - a yobidashi and a tokoyama - have appeared on the Kyokai site ahead of the Natsu basho: Joining Onomatsu-beya is 15-year-old yobidashi Jin (仁), real name Jin Sekimoto. Joining Nishonoseki-beya is 17-year-old tokoyama Tokoni (床二), real name guess Yuga Hirai, from Sayo in Hyogo prefecture. Tokoni:
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    New recruits Haru 2022

    I believe you, in fact if I recall correctly, a year ago "Kyokutaikai" was only corrected to Kyokutaiga after a few days of his debut basho had passed. Maybe it's an Oshima-beya jinx. There's one other minor error on your list that I found, although I'm convinced it's actually a Kyokai typo: is given as Michihaya, which just doesn't feel right to me at all.
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    New recruits Haru 2022

    Minor correction, it's Kyokumizuno. And his family name is Nakasone.