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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Half a dozen sekitori will be absent from the start of this basho - both Yokozuna are recuperating from the last one, while Ishiura has suffered an ankle injury. Tamanoi-beya duo Azumaryu and Fujiazuma are quarantined/hospitalized along with the rest of the heya due to a COVID outbreak, while Abi begins his suspension. EDIT: Lower division absentees now added. Yokozuna Hakuho Yokozuna Kakuryu M13w Ishiura M14w Abi J7w Azumaryu J14e Fujiazuma Ms2w Shiraishi Ms6w Ichiki Ms19e Tanabe Ms34e Ryusei Ms35e Tomisakae - possibly intai Ms36w Mifuneyama Ms38e Kainoshima Ms43w Kagamio Ms48e Horyuyama Ms52e Tomokaze Ms57e Inoue Ms60w Aomihama Sd11w Azumasato Sd14e Oazuma Sd25e Toukiryu Sd25w Gokushindo - suspended along with Abi Sd32e Tsugaruumi Sd32w Karatsuumi Sd36w Hatooka Sd41w Azumasho Sd42e Toshoyama Sd50e Ryutsukasa Sd60e Kiyonoumi Sd67e Mihamaumi Sd79e Yuriki Sd85w Gagamaru Jd3e Yoshiazuma - first career kyujo after 1183 consecutive bouts Jd7w Akitoba Jd16w Yukiumi Jd17e Taketsukasa Jd28w Wakaryusei Jd31e Ishiazuma Jd32w Andozakura Jd33e Toshonishiki Jd34w Hokutouryu Jd39e Mori Jd39w Kirinoryu Jd41e Fukuazuma Jd44e Iko Jd46e Arikawa Jd46w Amamisho Jd49w Etsunohana Jd51e Hokutohomare Jd52e Hashimoto Jd57e Motokiyama Jd58w Azumaiwa Jd63e Kaitoma Jd89w Azumayama Jd102w Tsuyasato Jd103w Iwamoto Jd108e Azumahikari Jd109w Takeazuma Jd110w Azumanami Jd112w Nogami Jk18w Tochigidake Jk19w Dewaazuma Jk21w Daigonishiki Jk23e Taiga Jk25e Wakatoriumi - intai Jk26e Chiyotaiko Jk27e Oju One other note, Minato-beya's 45-year-old nito tokoyama Tokomori retired as of September 4th, after 30 years in the job.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Yesterday was the first anniversary of his brother Sakahoko's death. Nikkan wrote a nice article to mark the occasion.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Kyokutaisei is kyujo from Day 5, the press report a left achilles tendon injury requiring six weeks treatment. Meisei will collect the fusensho.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Ahead of Day 5, one rikishi withdraws and one joins the basho having been absent since the start: Withdrawing: Ms26e Hokutokawa (fusen Day 4) Entering: Ms34e Ryusei
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    Aki talkie

    Shinzan. I was hoping he and Tochikamiyama might meet, but unfortunately not. This was the second bout between Hanakaze and Shinzan, the first coming almost 19 years ago, when yobidashi Yuma was a mere 5 months old. If memory serves, Shinzan is the only active rikishi with a four-kanji given name to his shikona (Taroheita), since the retirement of Teruju Matazaemon earlier in the year.
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    September (Aki) Basho- offical thread (yay..)

    Absolutely agree with you on that one. I was thinking the same thing. Perhaps sukuinage was called since it was a belt-less throw, whereas a kakenage may require a hand on the opponent's belt. Maybe Yubinhaad will weigh in on that decision... I suspect it's because the sukuinage had already been going on for some time and the kimarite-gakari on duty didn't think the leg lift had enough impact to call it as a kakenage. I don't think a mawashi grip has any bearing on it, you can see in this bout from yesterday that Keitenkai also employs a leg lift, but again his initial throw was already under way, so it gets called as a shitatenage.
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    New recruits Aki 2020

    No maezumo this basho it seems - Shikihide-beya's Reon is ready to return after over a year out with a knee injury, but he'll go straight onto the next banzuke as they couldn't find a playmate for him.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    One rikishi withdraws ahead of Day 3: Sd75w Kaonishiki And one gyoji enters which should make someone happy: Should have been "potential poor health" - Konosuke's wife was alerted by a contact tracing app about possible contact with someone infected with COVID, so he was kyujo as a precaution. Both have been tested and are negative, so Konosuke will join the basho from Day 3.
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    Banzuke Surfing Aki 2020 (13th Wave)

    Ms21e Suzuki please (fingers crossed he doesn't hit the wall yet!)
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Sanyaku gyoji Kimura Konosuke is kyujo from this basho due to poor health. As mentioned elsewhere tate gyoji Shikimori Inosuke is back on duty, having missed the July basho with poor health too.
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    Rikishi Status - 2020 Aki Basho

    Lower division kyujo added to the top post.
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    Amuru intai

    According to Onomatsu okamisan, Amuru has decided to retire and will hold his intai press conference at the Kokugikan tomorrow. The 34-year-old Russian entered ozumo in the 2002 Natsu basho, along with unlamented compatriots Roho and Hakurozan. It took him almost a decade to earn promotion to Juryo in 2012 Hatsu, but a strong debut with 10 wins was cut short by a terrible knee injury, which forced him to sit out the next five basho. On his return Amuru won the Jonidan yusho to start a run of 11 consecutive kachi-koshi and a well-earned Makuuchi debut in 2014 Kyushu. Overall he spent 9 basho in the top division, reaching a highest rank of Maegashira 5. A fine example of hard work paying off. Kintamayama's report when Amuru's Juryo promotion was announced:
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    Kimarite Statistics - July 2020

    Hi all, sorry for the delay but here are the kimarite statistics for the 2020 July basho. Terunofuji's quest for redemption took a big leap forwards as the former Ozeki took the yusho on his return to the top flight. And although Hakuho's basho was curtailed by a late kyujo, the Yokozuna had already done enough to clinch his 83rd Makuuchi kachi-koshi, surpassing former Ozeki Kaio's record of 82. A total of 53 kimarite were used in this basho (the highest since 2017 Aki with 54), of which seven were making their first appearance of the year. Sekizuka got the ball rolling on Shonichi with a tokkurinage win. Later in the day, Fukuyama hauled Fukazawa down from behind for an okurihikiotoshi win. And still on the opening day, talented Matsuda picked up a ketaguri win - he's used plenty of leg trips and kicks during his sumo career, but surprisingly this is his first ketaguri. On Day 2, Sazanami toppled Kotokume at the edge with an ipponzeoi, although as you can see in the video it was quite unusual as he combined the shoulder throw with a kakenage leg lift. Elsewhere on the second day, Sorakaze collected the third susoharai win of his career. On Day 3, rookie Wakaonehara produced a very welcome komatasukui leg grab win against Takasu, no video of it unfortunately. That kimarite has declined over the last decade or so and is about half as common as it was before. Lastly, Tanahashi got the second chongake win of his career on Senshuraku in a scrappy encounter with Chiyotenfu. Hansoku also appeared for the first time in 2020, ending a run of three basho without any rule breaking, the longest since a five-basho spell almost a decade ago. 43-year-old Satonofuji produced a nice izori win against Miyakojima (see also the pictures below the table) - it's the 16th izori win of his long career, which is now just five bouts away from a total of 1,000. Minor trivia - Tsukahara has passed 100 career bouts without winning or losing by yorikiri. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0.08% Amiuchi 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 0.12% Ashitori 2 0 0 0 1 1 4 0.16% Chongake 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Fumidashi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Fusen (default) 6 1 2 5 6 0 20 0.80% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Harimanage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hatakikomi 33 17 35 39 66 8 198 7.93% Hikiotoshi 9 4 24 29 17 4 87 3.48% Hikkake 0 0 1 3 0 0 4 0.16% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Isamiashi 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.12% Izori 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kakenage 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.08% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 2 3 8 10 10 2 35 1.40% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 0.08% Ketaguri 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Kimedashi 3 1 0 2 0 0 6 0.24% Kimetaoshi 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 0.16% Kirikaeshi 1 0 0 1 1 2 5 0.20% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Koshikudake 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 3 6 7 8 7 3 34 1.36% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kubinage 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 0.16% Makiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% 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 7 6 9 22 16 1 61 2.44% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0.08% Okurinage 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0.04% Okuritaoshi 0 1 2 2 4 0 9 0.36% 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 53 43 84 175 187 72 614 24.59% Oshitaoshi 7 1 14 21 23 12 78 3.12% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 4 0 1 1 1 0 7 0.28% Shitatehineri 0 2 2 0 1 0 5 0.20% Shitatenage 5 5 7 16 26 7 66 2.64% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0.08% Sotogake 1 1 0 1 1 0 4 0.16% 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 6 2 4 19 18 4 53 2.12% Susoharai 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0.08% Tottari 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 13 3 11 14 11 2 54 2.16% Tsukihiza 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0.16% Tsukiotoshi 34 8 24 31 35 12 144 5.77% Tsukitaoshi 4 0 3 2 1 0 10 0.40% Tsukite 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 0 0 1 0 0 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 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Uchimuso 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Ushiromotare 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Utchari 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 0.20% Uwatedashinage 4 7 5 10 6 2 34 1.36% Uwatehineri 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Uwatenage 17 13 24 33 42 13 142 5.69% 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 81 73 90 151 191 56 642 25.71% Yoritaoshi 3 4 20 32 49 17 125 5.01% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Satonofuji's izori win, Day 2:
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    Banzuke for Aki 2020

    Quite a few shikona changes on this banzuke, with a lot of rikishi getting their first and a few others going back in time to an old one. In the aftermath of the Nakagawa-beya closure, four of the surviving rikishi change their shikona to make a fresh start. Highest ranked on the list is Kyokusoten who gets a typical shikona from his new heya, Kataonami, and also changes the given name. Fujishima-beya's Fukuyama is now Kainoshima, the last kanji can of course be from both the heya and his home prefecture of Kagoshima. Matsuyama celebrates his Makushita debut by reverting to his old shikona of Dewataikai, after four years under his real names. The given name also changes to Tomokazu (different second kanji to his earlier stint when it was Tomoyasu). Three rikishi from Yamahibiki-beya get their first shikona. Fukazawa is now Joyuriki - the middle kanji is taken from the shisho (ex-Ganyu). He also changes the second kanji of his given name but keeps the reading as Hayato. Yabugasaki is now Hakuonada, and finally Kamada is now Biganzan, with a new given name. Over in Onomatsu-beya, Chida is now Tsugunohana, the last kanji perhaps a nod to his hometown of Hanamaki. Elsewhere, Asahiyama-beya's Kitajima definitely honours his hometown with the new shikona of Shimanishiki (just like Shimanoumi). Moving back to the Nakagawa survivors, Kiyama is now Kyokutenryo, that shikona obviously inspired by his new shisho Tomozuna-oyakata (ex-Kyokutenho). I was surprised to see twin brothers Okunisato and Yoshizawa move to different heya, but they are at least matching their shikona reversions here - Okunisato goes back to Okunidake (with a new given name, Shotaro), while Yoshizawa goes back to Okuniyama. The most interesting change comes down in Jonokuchi, where Isegahama-beya's Sakashita gets the rare privilege of a five-character shikona - he is now Yaotsufuji, honouring his hometown of Yaotsu in Gifu prefecture. Even more interestingly, the third character is a katakana, though I'm puzzled why they didn't just use the actual third kanji from the town. Anyway, it's some welcome company for Okinofuji, who has been flying the flag alone for three years. Lastly, the quartet of debutants from Kokonoe-beya all get shikona immediately which seems to be standard practice there now. The only note I'll make is that Takarabe's shikona contains his given name. With no given name change specified, that makes him Chiyotensho Tensho. Ms15e Kyokusoten Manrai > Tamashoho Manpei (玉正鳳 萬平) Ms23e Hokutoyo > Hokutoki (北勝輝) Ms38e Fukuyama > Kainoshima (海乃島) Ms50w Matsuyama Hiromi > Dewataikai Tomokazu (出羽大海 友和) Sd23e Fukazawa Hayato (颯斗) > Joyuriki Hayato (城雄力 颯人) Sd45e Yabugasaki > Hakuonada (白旺灘) Jd21e Chida > Tsugunohana (禎ノ花) Jd37w Kamada Takumi > Biganzan Yuichi (備巌山 雄一) Jd58e Kitajima > Shimanishiki (志摩錦) Jd69w Kiyama > Kyokutenryo (旭天稜) Jd71e Okunisato Ryo > Okunidake Shotaro (大国岳 翔太郎) Jd92w Fukuda Takuma > Shokeima Hiroya (勝桂馬 大也) Jd110e Yoshizawa > Okuniyama (大国山) Jk4w Yamamoto > Nishikimaru (錦丸) Jk13w Sakashita > Yaotsufuji (八百ツ富士) Jk16w Ezura > Kazunofuji (良ノ富士) Jk31w Kawaguchi > Chiyoresshi (千代烈士) Jk33e Takarabe > Chiyotensho (千代天照) Jk33w Nakago > Chiyosenshi (千代泉志) Jk34e Furusawa > Chiyoyamato (千代大和) Shusshin change for Naruto-beya newcomer Osuzuki, from Katsushika ward in Tokyo to the city of Kamagaya, Chiba: 東京都葛飾区 > 千葉県鎌ケ谷市
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    Sumo obituaries

    Former Makushita rikishi Maeta sadly died yesterday evening aged only 38, after suffering an apparent heart attack, myocardial infarction. A graduate of Saitama Sakae and Nihon University, he joined Hanaregoma-beya in 2005 and won a Makushita and Sandanme yusho four years apart. He retired after 2018 Aki and worked at a company called Sanken Soil in Hachimantai, Iwate prefecture, involved in the analysis of fertilizer components. He was also on the company sumo team and instructed elementary and high school students in the city three times a week. Yesterday he was leading such a session at Tairadate High School, but suddenly collapsed at 7:30pm just before the end. After receiving heart massage and AED treatment, he was transported to a hospital in Hachimantai, where he died about an hour later.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Now that he's retired, can this minor bug be squashed please? Also, some stray question marks have found their way into Ishii's given name. Lastly, since Oguruma-beya didn't open until after the 1987 Haru basho, I believe the following rikishi should have Sadogatake shown as the first heya in their profiles: Terukaze (debut 1986.11 as Kotoimasaka) Hayate (1987.03 as Kotoadachi) Hidekaze (1987.03 as Kotoakimoto) Shofu (1987.03 as Kotochiba) Okaze (1987.03 as Kotosasaki)
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    Survivors of closed heya

    I've updated the first post with the closure of Nakagawa-beya; due to the unprecedented dispersal of the survivors I decided to write that entry in a different way to any others (and have altered the Kasugayama entry to match). With Arawashi having retired earlier in the year I've also removed the Araiso-beya entry, quoted below for posterity. (Note that there are still survivors only of the Hanakago-beya closure and that entry remains in the post.)
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    Survivors of closed heya

    Following up on an earlier post in which I mentioned three survivors of a now-defunct heya, I thought I'd round up all the rikishi who qualify for this category. I only include changes which saw rikishi actually move to a different heya - name changes aren't included, such as Nakadachi/Sakaigawa or Matsugane/Nishonoseki. ================== Wakamatsu-beya - Merged into Takasago-beya February 2002. Two survivors remaining: Asanotosa Asatenmai Asahikari - Retired after 2006 Hatsu Asanohama - Retired after 2002 Aki Asanowaka - Retired after 2005 Natsu Asasato - Retired after 2002 Kyushu Asasekiryu - Retired after 2017 Natsu Asashogo - Retired after 2008 Natsu Asashoryu - Retired after 2010 Hatsu Asatakuya - Retired after 2002 Aki Asatoshi - Retired after 2005 Hatsu Asayamada - Retired after 2004 Hatsu Ichinoya - Retired after 2007 Kyushu ================== Oshiogawa-beya - Closed March 2005. One survivor remaining in Oguruma-beya: Hienriki Ayanokaze - Retired after 2010 Kyushu Kinunoyama - Retired after 2005 Natsu Kiozan - Retired after 2009 Kyushu Wakakirin - Retired after 2009 Hatsu Wakatoba - Retired after 2007 Aki ================== Hatachiyama-beya - Closed June 2006. Two survivors remaining in Yamahibiki-beya: Amamidake Hatachijo Arashitenyu - Retired after 2008 Hatsu Daitenyu - Retired after 2016 Aki Danyu - Retired after 2011 Aki Gotenyu - Retired after 2007 Nagoya Hakurozan - Retired after 2008 Aki Hatachidake - Retired after 2010 Kyushu Sakai - Retired after 2007 Hatsu Shotenyu - Retired after 2006 Aki Wakatenyu - Retired after 2006 Aki ================== Tagonoura-beya (previous generation) - Closed February 2012. Eight survivors were split between two heya: Five survivors remaining in Dewanoumi-beya: Aomihama Hisanotora Kairyu Oginosho Yoshimura Two survivors remaining in Kasugano-beya: Aoiyama Aozora Aokishin - Retired after 2018 Aki ================== Oshima-beya - Closed April 2012. Four survivors remaining in Tomozuna-beya: Asahisho Kyokuhozan Kyokushuho Kyokutaisei Kyokuhikari - Retired after 2018 Haru Kyokuryuo - Retired after 2014 Hatsu Kyokutenho - Retired after 2015 Nagoya ================== Hanakago-beya - Closed May 2012. Two survivors remaining in Minezaki-beya: Hikarugenji Wakahizen Arawashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Daiho - Retired after 2012 Kyushu Soranoumi - Retired after 2019 Natsu Ugonoumi - Retired after 2015 Hatsu Wakahikari - Retired after 2014 Haru Yoyonohana - Retired after 2015 Natsu ================== Nakamura-beya - Closed December 2012. One survivor remaining in Azumazeki-beya: Mitozakura Byakko - Retired after 2020 July Fujihisashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Hishofuji - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Tokizakura - Retired after 2013 Natsu ================== Hanaregoma-beya - Closed February 2013. Three survivors remaining in Shibatayama-beya: Ryuseio Sakigake Shoketsu Maeta - Retired after 2018 Aki Wakanoshima - Retired after 2017 Aki Wakaryusei - Retired after 2017 Hatsu ================== Magaki-beya - Closed March 2013. One survivor remaining in Isegahama-beya: Terunofuji Shunba - Retired after 2019 Natsu Wakaaoba - Retired after 2014 Hatsu ================== Mihogaseki-beya - closed October 2013. Two survivors remaining in Kasugano-beya: Kaorufuji Mienosato Aran - Retired after 2013 Kyushu Kurenishiki - Retired after 2015 Kyushu Miura - Retired after 2014 Haru Tochiimari - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Three survivors remaining via branch-out in Kise-beya: Higohikari Mogaminishiki Nankairiki Hamamiryu - Retired after 2019 Natsu Kabutoiwa - Retired after 2013 Kyushu No survivors remaining via branch-out in Onoe-beya: Hamaeiko - Retired after 2020 Hatsu Satoyama - Retired after 2018 Kyushu ================== Asahiyama-beya - Closed January 2015. Two survivors remaining in Isegahama-beya: Mimurodake Taiga Daiisshin - Retired after 2019 Hatsu Daitenpaku - Retired after 2018 Hatsu ================== Kasugayama-beya - Closed October 2016. Eleven survivors moved to Nakagawa-beya - closed July 2020. Five survivors were dispersed to five different heya: Haruhikari - Miyagino-beya Kasugaryu - Tomozuna-beya Kyokusoten - Kataonami-beya Okunisato - Oitekaze-beya Yoshizawa - Asahiyama-beya NOTE - Survivors only of the Nakagawa closure are listed in a separate entry. Fukunokuni - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Fukuyamato - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Hakunishiki - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Haruzakura - Retired after 2017 Hatsu Kasugakuni - Retired after 2019 Aki Kasugamaru - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kasugamine - Retired after 2020 Haru Kasuganami - Retired after 2017 Kyushu Kasugasato - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kozan - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kumao - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Kyokuyuko - Retired after 2020 July Mankajo - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Matsubayama - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Mizuguchi - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Ose - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Sasamenishiki - Retired after 2016 Kyushu Shoei - Retired after 2017 Hatsu ================== Takanohana-beya - Closed October 2018. Four survivors remaining in Chiganoura-beya: Takagenji Takakeisho Takakento Takataisho Takamasaki - Retired after 2020 July Takanofuji - Retired after 2019 Kyushu Takanoiwa - Retired after 2018 Kyushu Takatenshu - Retired after 2020 Hatsu ================== Izutsu-beya - Closed September 2019. Three survivors remaining in Michinoku-beya: Hagane Kakuryu Kakutaiki One survivor remaining via branch-out in Shikoroyama-beya: Ounabara ================== Nakagawa-beya - Closed July 2020. Eight survivors were dispersed to six different heya: Haruhikari - Miyagino-beya Kasugaryu - Tomozuna-beya Kiyama - Tomozuna-beya Kyokusoten - Kataonami-beya Okunisato - Oitekaze-beya Sasazaki - Tokitsukaze-beya Yoshii - Tokitsukaze-beya Yoshizawa - Asahiyama-beya ==================
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    Kimarite Statistics - July 2020

    There were 66 shitatenage here, you were looking at shitatehineri which had 5. Brief moment of panic there when I thought I'd messed the table up!
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    Retirements after July 2020

    Aichi native Komakiryu has lost about 25kg since February, having planned to retire at what would have been his home Nagoya basho - unfortunately the change of venue put paid to that idea. In September he will start working for a company run by a member of Kise-beya's koenkai. Byakko made his debut in Nakamura-beya, when that closed in late 2012 the surviving rikishi moved to Azumazeki-beya. With his retirement, only Mitozakura remains active. Ex-Kyokuyuko visited the school for the first time five days after his danpatsu-shiki and has returned several times since to help with coaching. "I convey the importance of diet and training the lower body. I'm happy to be involved with the sumo world after my retirement," he said. Lending his chest during keiko:
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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)
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    Ex-Makuuchi rikishi Zaonishiki passes away

    Meet Wakajishi, whose luck finally ran out after a 13-year rollercoaster ride.
  23. Two new, two not so new. Debut: Oki - Ms2w, 5-2 (Shikoroyama-beya) Nishikifuji - Ms3e, 5-2 (Isegahama) Returning: Kitaharima - Ms3w, 5-2 (Yamahibiki) Chiyonokuni - Ms12w, 7-0 Yusho (Kokonoe) 8th Juryo promotion for Kitaharima, one short of the record held by the retiring Kizenryu. And a much-needed fillip for the suddenly embattled Shikoroyama.
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    New recruits for July 2020

    Joining Kise-beya will be 18-year-old Kosei Takano (高野 弘成) from Yatsushiro, Kumamoto prefecture. He began doing sumo at the age of six. While at local Daiyon Junior High School he was part of a yusho-winning team in a Kyushu schools competition. Having moved on to Tottori Johoku High School, his 157kg frame helped him to win an individual yusho in the open weight division of a Chugoku region tournament. He joins fellow Yatsushiro natives and Daiyon JHS alumni Takakento and Genbumaru on the ozumo dohyo. Kise-oyakata (former Maegashira Higonoumi) visited the Mayor of Yatsushiro, Hiroo Nakamura, to announce his recruit. The Kyokai have provided pictures of those two learning their jobs during the Haru basho: Shikimori Sota: Takeru:
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    Kizenryu Intai

    Farewell, uwatenage master. Actually I heard back in February that his injuries were getting too much and he intended to retire after the Natsu basho, which of course didn't take place. I had hoped the enforced break might have helped him to heal and continue a while longer, but looking at him this basho I think he's shed some weight, so his mind must have been made up. And at 35, that's fair enough. He holds the record for most promotions to Juryo with 9, but unfortunately he never managed a kachi-koshi there. In the future he plans to return to his home prefecture Kagawa and get involved with coaching sumo to kids. Naturally, he signed off with an uwatenage win, the 143rd of his career which is almost half of all his wins. A deep farewell bow to the dohyo.