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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Whatever luck he had with the opposition in his first five bouts, his last two wins were great and make him a worthy yusho winner. Ienoshima was in Makushita this time last year, and Yurikisho would likely have been there too if it weren't for his own litany of injuries. With a very happy shisho:
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    As we reach the last round of lower division action, six rikishi are entering the basho for one bout, one returns to action, and three more have to withdraw. Among the late starters are Miyagino refugees Kawazoe and Chikuba. Entering/Returning: Sd84e Kawazoe Jd33w Chikuba Jd40e Togyokuko (fusenpai Day 10, withdrew Day 11) Jd67e Michihaya Jk15e Soseizan Jk18w Kakuho Jk19e Sadanojo Withdrawing: Sd62e Yamato (fusenpai Day 12) Sd86e Kotoegashira (fusenpai Day 11) Jd76e Sonoshun (fusenpai Day 12) - another COVID kyujo Assuming they don't retire, the following rikishi will drop off the banzuke: Jk1e Satsumao Jk2e Wakayamanaka Jk2w Shosei Jk14e Makotofuji Jk20e Higohikari I think Shosei suffered an achilles tendon injury when he last fought. Turning 38 the day after the basho, I wonder if this is it for him.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Two sekitori will be absent from this basho: Komusubi Asanoyama M6e Takerufuji Lower division absentees: Ms11w Kotoeko Ms35w Kotodaigo Ms37w Daikisho Ms43w Tochimusashi Ms51w Hokaho - ex-Miyagino Sd4w Otani - ex-Miyagino Sd6w Senho - ex-Miyagino Sd18w Kenyu - ex-Miyagino Sd19e Asabenkei Sd69e Tsuru Sd71e Arise Sd75w Komanokuni Sd77e Raiho - ex-Miyagino Sd84e Kawazoe - ex-Miyagino (former Juryo Kiho) Jd12e Toramusashi Jd14w Chiyorozan Jd21e Gonoumi Jd33w Chikuba - ex-Miyagino Jd64e Takemaru - ex-Miyagino Jd67e Michihaya Jd76w Daiyusho Jd85w Shokeima Jd90w Kazunofuji Jd91w Minorufuji Jd92w Nishikiori - ex-Miyagino Jd96e Kumanohana Jd100e Enho - ex-Miyagino Jk1e Satsumao Jk2e Wakayamanaka Jk2w Shosei Jk14e Makotofuji Jk15e Soseizan Jk18e Kakuho Jk19e Sadanojo Jk20e Higohikari Oshima-oyakata (former Sekiwake Kyokutenho) will be kyujo from his shimpan duties because of poor health, reports Sanspo. Onogawa-oyakata (former Maegashira Kitataiki) will substitute.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    M13e Mitoryu is kyujo from Day 11, giving Ichiyamamoto the default win.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    This time we see four withdrawals, ahead of Day 11: Ms8e Chiyonoumi - could offer only a token resistance in his last bout, though it's not obvious what the problem is. Ms39e Oshoryu (fusenpai Day 9) - injured his left knee in his bout on Day 7, said Naruto-oyakata (former Ozeki Kotooshu). Sd26w Kyokumizuno (fusenpai Day 10) Jd40e Togyokuko (fusenpai Day 10) - tested positive for COVID, said Tamanoi-oyakata (former Ozeki Tochiazuma).
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Ahead of Day 9 we have five rikishi returning to the basho after brief absences: Ms6e Tenshoho (withdrew Day 7) Ms22e Tanji (fusenpai Day 4, withdrew Day 5) - precaution after a whack on the head, as mentioned here. Ms50e Akinoyama (fusenpai Day 6, withdrew Day 7) Sd22w Onokura (fusenpai Day 6, withdrew Day 7) Sd60w Hokutoiwa (withdrew Day 7)
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Three rikishi return to the basho ahead of Day 7, but four others head to the sidelines. Returning: Ms41e Matsui (fusenpai Day 4, withdrew Day 5) Sd74e Agora (fusenpai Day 1, withdrew Day 3) Jk11e Narita (fusenpai Day 4, withdrew Day 5) Withdrawing: Ms6e Tenshoho Ms50e Akinoyama (fusenpai Day 6) Sd22w Onokura (fusenpai Day 6) Sd60w Hokutoiwa Sd13e Tokisoma had a fusenpai on Day 5 as a precaution after developing a fever, but hasn't withdrawn from the basho. His next bout should be on Day 8, so we'll see if he's able to appear then. Seems like there's a bug going around.
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    Well the trainee did join for this basho after all, for Tagonoura-beya, 15-year-old Kimura Yunosuke (木村 裕之助) from Shikokuchuo, Ehime prefecture. Maybe he's just nervous but he doesn't strike me as someone who will stick at it for long, but we'll see.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Ahead of Day 5, three of the rikishi who withdrew earlier have returned, but three other rikishi have withdrawn. Returning: Sd14e Hokutoshu (fusenpai Day 1, withdrew Day 3) Sd82w Seido (fusenpai Day 2, withdrew Day 3) Sd83w Fujinotani (fusenpai Day 1, withdrew Day 3) Withdrawing: Ms22e Tanji (fusenpai Day 4 - see below) Ms41e Matsui (fusenpai Day 4) Jk11e Narita (fusenpai Day 4) Arashio-beya reported he hit his head on the dohyo in his first bout, a yoritaoshi loss. An MRI scan and other tests found no abnormalities but as a precaution he has been withdrawn for observation.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    More likely a practical limit rather than a specific rank, I would say. The higher ranked you are, the later in the schedule you'll be fighting your own bout, leaving less time to cool down, have your oichomage redone etc. And if you should get injured in your bout, there's less time to scramble a substitute performer. Oiwazan and Otayama each had a few basho as performer while in the double-digit Maegashira ranks in the 1950s, but no others have done it above Juryo if I recall correctly.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Not necessarily. Oga began his stint in Makushita and carried on after his promotion to Juryo. Asanowaka himself says he would like to do the same thing, reports Nikkan. He was called at noon on Day 2 by Wakamatsu-oyakata (the previous Asanowaka), asking if he could step up to perform the ceremony. He had done it in public for the first time during the Haru jungyo, although he started practising in October. The last time a former sekitori performed the yumitori-shiki was 1991 Nagoya, when Hidenohana had the last of his five basho in the role. I'm slightly puzzled why they chose a Takasago ichimon rikishi at all, since their highest-ranking representative didn't even start the basho. If it's down to experience, then I would have liked to see Chiyooga get the chance, he's been doing it longer on jungyo.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    A bunch of withdrawals ahead of Day 3, all bar one from Sandanme: Ms16w Hokutenkai (fusenpai Day 2) Sd14e Hokutoshu (fusenpai Day 1) Sd60e Daishinkai (fusenpai Day 2) - knee injury as mentioned above. Sd70e Shoran Sd74e Agora (fusenpai Day 1) - an arm or wrist injury in the bout and couldn't fight in the torinaoshi, as reported here by Rhyen. Sd82w Seido (fusenpai Day 2) Sd83w Fujinotani (fusenpai Day 1) Kitanowaka is suffering from lumbago and sciatica (腰痛症, 座骨神経痛) reports Nikkan today.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Profiles are needed for SdTd Okaryu and MsTd Kusano in order for those divisions to be added to the Day 2 torikumi.
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    Natsu 2024 discussion (results)

    Not the first time, although sort of appropriate that this time the lucky winner was Fujimusashi - last time the unlucky loser was his now-retired stablemate Bushi.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Nikkan reports a pair of kyujo in Juryo on the opening day, J5w Kitanowaka and J7w Shimazuumi, although only the latter is on the Kyokai site at the time of writing. Opponents Kagayaki and Shishi will get the easiest start to a basho with default wins.
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    Banzuke Surfing Natsu 2024 (17th Wave)

    Ms10e Haruyama this time.
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    Kyujo Updates - 2024 Natsu

    Lower division absentees now in the top post. I marked out the ex-Miyagino rikishi, no doubt a mix of actual injuries, some already quit and some still considering their future. Otake-beya announced that Daishinkai has a knee injury, so his first bout on Day 2 will be a fusenpai, too late for inclusion on the advance kyujo list.
  18. Hochi reports that Oguruma-oyakata (former Ozeki Kotokaze) will retire from the Kyokai on the 11th, after just over two years of his consultancy term. He has decided to return his myoseki to Sadogatake-beya, which was his heya as an active rikishi - Kotoeko intai looming? Elsewhere, today was the last day at work for sewanin Fukuryudake, who turns 65 tomorrow.
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    Yamazaki's shikona will be Okaryu (大花竜, おおかりゅう). The shikona of the Takekuma-beya Mongolian recruit looks like 豪聖山, perhaps read as Goseizan. The Hanaregoma-beya recruit is 18-year-old Yukihiro Endo (遠藤 孝大) from Tokyo's Bunkyo ward. 188cm, 104kg. No sumo experience, instead his hobbies have been fishing, basketball and cooking. The Futagoyama-beya recruit is so far known only as Kikuchi, seen here outside the heya.
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    Banzuke for Natsu 2024

    Quite a few shikona changes on this banzuke. The two highest-ranking ones were known already of course - Ozeki Kotonowaka inherits his grandfather's shikona, Kotozakura. And shin-Juryo Tsukahara is now Tochitaikai. In the lower divisions, Nishinoryu changes the 'no' from kanji to katakana. Three of the Miyagino-beya refugees have made changes here - Kiho has reverted back to his real names, but stablemates Ishii and Detachi do the opposite and take their first shikona, Shinhakuho and Senshoho respectively. Over at Isenoumi-beya, Yamada's first shikona is inspired by Daigo-ji, a temple located in his home ward of Fushimi, Kyoto. Three rikishi in Shikoroyama-beya have received their first shikona - Miyata is now Mikazuchiyama, Matsumoto pays tribute to the late former shisho as Teraosho, and it's clearly showtime for Ito. Onozawa is now Daimasakari, using the first kanji of his family name as the second of his new shikona. A rare departure from the usual 翔 kanji of Oitekaze-beya, but it is included in a kanji change to the given name, no change to the reading. Asahimaru was the last rikishi in Oshima-beya without a Kyoku-something shikona, but that's changed now, he is Kyokutaizan. Akiyama takes the second kanji from Takekuma-beya for his first shikona, Kumanohana. After nearly a decade in ozumo, Shoryudo has inherited his father's shikona, at least the first version of it for now. He also changes the given name to his real one. Finally, according to my notes there has been at least one active rikishi with a five-character shikona on every banzuke since 1971 Hatsu, when (the second) Chiyonofuji made his first appearance. I thought that era would end with the retirement of Okinofuji last basho, but Takadagawa-beya keeps it going - Kokufugata is now Tsurugifuji, with the first two kanji those of his home city. Ozeki Kotonowaka Masahiro > Kotozakura Masakatsu (琴櫻 将傑, ことざくら まさかつ) J14e Tsukahara Takaaki > Tochitaikai Yu (栃大海 雄, とちたいかい ゆう) Ms40w Nishinoryu (西乃龍 > 西ノ龍) Sd20e Miyata Tomoya > Mikazuchiyama Tomoyuki (御雷山 知幸, みかづちやま ともゆき) Sd53w Ishii > Shinhakuho (真柏鵬, しんはくほう) Sd84e Kiho Tomotaka > Kawazoe Keita (川副 圭太, かわぞえ けいた) Jd6e Detachi > Senshoho (泉翔鵬, せんしょうほう) Jd25e Yamada > Daigoyama (醍醐山, だいごやま) Jd26w Ito Yasuki > Shotaimu Akiyasu (翔大夢 瑛靖, しょうたいむ あきやす) Jd51w Onozawa Ayato > Daimasakari Ayato (大斧 亜矢翔, だいまさかり あやと) Jd66e Matsumoto Kota > Teraosho Yukikatsu (寺尾松 幸勝, てらおしょう ゆきかつ) Jd81w Asahimaru > Kyokutaizan (旭泰山, きょくたいざん) Jd96e Akiyama > Kumanohana (隈乃花, くまのはな) Jd98w Shoryudo Kazunari > Tenkoyama Masamichi (天凰山 正道, てんこうやま まさみち) Jk10e Kokufugata > Tsurugifuji (都留樹富士, つるぎふじ) One rikishi, former Juryo Hitoshi, changes the given name only: Ms13e Hitoshi Tadakatsu > Hidetada (英忠, ひでただ)
  21. Furiwake-oyakata (former Maegashira Sadanofuji) has left the Kyokai today, vacating the myoseki which he was holding on loan.
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    Retirements after Haru 2024

    Kairyu's danpatsu-shiki took place a few days ago at Dewanoumi-beya. And today Kirimaru's danpatsu-shiki took place at former Michinoku-beya, although like Chikureisen earlier I didn't find any shots of the actual hair cutting. Anyway, here's what did turn up.
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    Tamawashi applies for Japanese citizenship

    It was announced today that he has taken his shikona as his personal name, Tamawashi Ichiro, 玉鷲 一朗. Kyokai profile updated.
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    New recruits Natsu 2024

    Two new tokoyama have joined, both 15 years old. Tokosakura (床桜), Minato-beya. From Ichinomiya, Aichi prefecture. Tokokasumi (床香澄), Nishonoseki-beya. From Kashiwa, Chiba prefecture. There was a trainee gyoji visible in the background of early morning footage of both Hatsu and Haru basho, but maybe he's not ready to start officially yet as there's no change to the Kyokai's gyoji list.
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    Retirements after Haru 2024

    I didn't spot it at the time but Takasago-beya announced on March 1st that itto-tokoyama Tokoyumi had retired after almost 47 years in the job. He still had over two years until mandatory retirement. Kise-beya posted a video of their senshuraku party, showing Mogaminishiki with his first-and-last oichomage (screenshot below). He has found a partner and will be getting married, the shisho announced in his speech. No footage of the danpatsu-shiki unfortunately.