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    New recruits for 2021 Kyushu

    I missed it until the other day, but a new tokoyama joined Kasugano-beya ahead of this basho, 18-year-old Tokotochi (床栃), who turns out to be the younger brother of Makushita rikishi Tsukahara. Tokotochi was involved in a sumo club during elementary school, but switched to baseball from junior high school onwards. Seeing his brother's efforts in sumo rekindled his interest, so he dropped out of high school and joined him in Kasugano-beya, with the dream of preparing his oichomage if and when he becomes a sekitori. For now, he is practising regular chonmage on the many rikishi at the heya, including his older brother.
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    New recruits for 2021 Kyushu

    Today the rijikai approved Sandanme 100 Tsukedashi ranking for 24-year-old Ibuki Suguro (勝呂 歩紀), who is joining Fujishima-beya. He is the older brother of the current Suguro, and like him is a graduate of Takushoku University. He finished third in the individual competition at the 2019 All-Japan championships, but after graduating he has been working for Nippon Express (perhaps competing for the corporate sumo team if they have one?) until deciding to enter ozumo. https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202109300001020.html
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    New Juryo for Hatsu 2022

    I can only guess, but perhaps it was due to different travel arrangements of the various shimpan (and gyoji) making their way back to Tokyo. According to Nishikido-oyakata on his blog, it was decided before the basho that the banzuke committee meetings would take place at the Kokugikan. Maybe the room in Fukuoka didn't comply in some way with COVID rules, too small or no ventilation or whatever? Nice to see another sekitori from Nara prefecture, only the fifth in the six-basho-per-year era.
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    New recruits Haru 2022

    NOTE - It's unclear when he will be starting but since this thread exists I'll put it here for now, it can always be moved to a new Hatsu thread if he's joining then. Joining Tamanoi-beya is A Boy Named Daiki Sue? (末 大輝), a 4th-year student at Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences. He hails from Chikujo, Fukuoka prefecture, although originally he was from the town of Shiida, which merged with Tsuiki in 2006 to create Chikujo. According to the article he is 184cm, 137kg and the sixth to join ozumo from the Kyushu Joho sumo club, among the others is Tamanoi's own Azumaryu. Tamanoi-oyakata (former Ozeki Tochiazuma) visited the university to meet his newest deshi, joined by president Takashi Aso.
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    Retired after Kyushu 2021

    Higonojo had been suffering from a neck hernia for a while, and at 37 was unlikely to see a return to sekitori ranks. He will return to his home prefecture of Kumamoto to study for a teaching license - apparently that was what he intended to do after graduating from Nittai-dai, but there were no vacancies at the time so he joined ozumo at the last opportunity, thanks to some encouragement from his father. I understand that his stablemate and fellow Kumamoto native Higoarashi is also retiring at the home basho. He's shed a significant chunk of weight in the last year or so, explaining his precipitous drop in rank at the same time. Hopefully that's due to a well-planned retirement rather than some illness. Also retiring is 41-year-old veteran Toho after more than 25 years on the dohyo. His final bout was against 44-year-old Satonofuji, who had joined ozumo one basho earlier. They must have overlapped at the sumo school back then, and ended up serving there together as instructor rikishi - the directors have their work cut out finding someone with shiko good enough to replace Toho. Heyagashira Oho presented him with flowers on senshuraku. Irumagawa-beya heavyweight Mitotsukasa handed his papers in just over a month ago and has joined a Youtube channel called Piece of Cake. Asojima got this one right - Hakkaku-beya reported Kitamura's intai, after a four-basho career. According to this recruitment page, Chankocho Hanakaze will soon be opening in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, so Hanakaze's retirement appears to be looming.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    Right ankle ligament injury requiring three weeks of rest and treatment, an MRI scan revealed no tears or other damage. Fusenpai today. In his bouts since returning he had taping on his left upper arm and shoulder, but apparently today's absence was due to an ankle injury.
  7. As already mentioned in the general talk thread, every eligible sekitori will start the Kyushu basho, the first in Fukuoka for two years. Only Asanoyama remains on the sidelines as he continues to serve his suspension. --------------------- M10w Asanoyama Ms31w Okinohama Ms40w Yoshii Sd9w Omoto Sd12w Sadanogo Sd25e Chiyonokatsu Sd26e Marusho Sd27e Nogami Sd39w Shogun Sd41e Kamitani Sd48e Toma - reportedly intai Sd51e Kototora Sd53e Masuminato Sd54e Nankairiki Sd59e Mitotsukasa Sd63w Hitoshi Sd73e Seigo Sd81e Asashinjo Sd91w Fujiizumi Sd92e Kotorikisen Jd10e Hidano Jd11w Yamane Jd13e Takataisho Jd23e Kotomaeda Jd30w Kitanomine Jd41w Asadaimon Jd53w Wakayama Jd76w Tanimoto Jd79w Sadatsuyoshi Jd80w Kotetsu Jd84e Mihonoumi Jd84w Nakashima - third consecutive kyujo due to a back injury, he has stayed in Tokyo for treatment, reports Musashigawa-beya. Jk8w Takatairiku Jk11e Imafuku Jk14e Kitamura Jk15e Tochihayate Jk15w Tairikuyama Jk20e Fukuminato - just returned to the banzuke after an unconvincing maezumo appearance in September, we may see him enter late to stay on the banzuke. Isegahama-beya's Jonokuchi gyoji Shikimori Sota retired as of the 10th, after a year and a half in the job. I can't say I'm surprised, he never quite seemed to settle into the role.
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    Trivia bits

    That was the second 26-letter bout of the basho in fact, following this one on the opening day. If only Agazumazakura hadn't changed his shikona from Shiraishizakura, it would've been 28. The longest romaji shikona I've seen in the database is a stonking 17 letters, Yatsushironishiki.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    As mentioned in the main discussion thread, J13w Hiradoumi has had to end his Juryo debut basho a day early after being injured in his Day 14 bout. To make up the numbers on the final day, Ms2e Tsushimanada is called back into action for an eighth bout, meeting Kyokutaisei in Juryo.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    I'm afraid you've gotten some siblings mixed up - the oldest Onami brother is Wakatakamoto, now 29 but as a fan specifically of his I still harbour hopes that he'll reach Juryo someday. Kitaharima does indeed have a younger brother, Tatsunoumi.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    Ahead of the final round of lower division action, three Jonokuchi rikishi make a late appearance to maintain their place on the banzuke, while one more rikishi withdraws. Entering: Jk15e Tochihayate Jk15w Tairikuyama Jk20e Fukuminato Withdrawing: Sd68e Amatsu Arashio-beya belatedly reports that a fractured third proximal phalanx (middle toe bone) in the left foot was the reason for Hidano's kyujo.
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    Looking for specific gyoji clip

    It was 2014 Natsu, the video is here and the explanation here. As for the second question, as far as I know the dohyo-iri announcers are among the gyoji who make the result/kimarite announcements over the PA system after every bout. I've never noticed if the same ones do it every day though.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    One rapid returnee and one withdrawal from the lower divisions, ahead of Day 11. Returning: Sd23w Matsuda (withdrew Day 9) Withdrawing: Ms21w Nishikawa (fusenpai Day 9) No sign of anything being wrong in Nishikawa's previous bout, which he won, so it's a mystery for now.
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    New recruits for 2021 Kyushu

    Masakifuji, rather than Masafuji. Hoshinofuji joined ozumo back in March but due to some injury he couldn't do maezumo, so he's been banzuke-gai since. Chiyotaiko last fought in that same basho, before three consecutive kyujo basho dropped him off the banzuke. Three and done for him here, much to the amusement of shimpans Tomozuna and Kokonoe who couldn't keep a straight face as he diligently went back up for the third time. Harao/Aoifuji must have been the one we saw with the bandaged foot at the shindeshi-kensa, it's still wrapped here but obviously not bad enough to prevent his participation.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    As if on cue, one rikishi returns to the basho, while two others pull out ahead of Day 9. Returning: Ms7w Oshoumi (withdrew Day 3) Withdrawing: Sd23w Matsuda (fusenpai Day 8) - first career kyujo Jd71e Kirizakura
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    It seems to me that the heya has had an uptick in the injury rates this year in particular, as for a sensible kyujo policy it's hard to know from a distance of course, only they really know the severity of the injuries sustained. Oshoumi might yet return to the basho, looking at the hoshitori table on the heya website he's not shown as yasumi all the way to senshuraku, whereas Hagiwara is.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    Just one change ahead of Day 7, Ms31w Okinohama begins his basho with a bout against Katsunofuji tomorrow.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    12 years since the last banzuke on which only a single Makuuchi rikishi was at a new highest rank - back then it was Bushuyama reaching Maegashira 3.
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    Sumo Reference Updates

    Yurikisho's shikona change is missing from the English side, all fine on the Japanese side though.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    Two withdrawals from the lower divisions ahead of Day 5: Ms35e Hagiwara - as reported further up the page, an apparent knee injury in his last bout. Jd21w Kakutaiki Hatachiyama-oyakata (former Komusubi Tochinohana) was on the broadcast today, he reported that Tochinoshin's recovery has gone quicker than expected, he was feeling better day by day and was able to do some light exercises in the keikoba yesterday.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    Bit late, but ahead of Day 3, one rikishi joined the basho while another withdrew. Entering: Sd41e Kamitani Withdrawing: Ms7w Oshoumi
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    New recruits for 2021 Kyushu

    Well there's maezumo on the schedule for tomorrow, which implies that at least one banzuke-gai rikishi has been rustled up - Suguro is in the basho proper as a tsukedashi, the foreigners are visa-delayed until January, and Saito and Harao are in the same heya.
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    Kyushu 2021 discussion

    My initial impression is that it's just a shadow. I'd have to see a video of it before I'd be convinced it was something other than the lighting at the particular moment the photo was taken. I thought the same, but after seeing other pictures he's actually wearing a flesh-coloured knee support. Perhaps the discolouration is due to that being very tightly wrapped.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    J12w Hokuseiho is kyujo from Day 2, no reason seen yet. Asanowaka gets the fusensho.
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    Rikishi Status - 2021 Kyushu Basho

    Senior sanyaku yobidashi Jiro is kyujo due to a broken toe, one month rest needed. Katsuyuki is doing the yobiage for the last two bouts of each day this basho. Acute lower back pain came on suddenly yesterday, requiring two weeks rest according to the medical certificate. His shisho says he may enter later if his condition improves sufficiently (and if he wants to stay out of Juryo, he'll have to).