Yubinhaad

Active Members
  • Content Count

    2,780
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    239

Everything posted by Yubinhaad

  1. Title will be edited when applicable! 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. Short news video: The Kyokai have provided pictures of those two learning their jobs during the Haru basho: Shikimori Sota: Takeru:
  2. Yubinhaad

    New recruits for who-knows-when 2020

    Kokonoe-beya expands with four new recruits. The only one I can find background on so far is Kawaguchi, who had some prefectural competition experience during his time at Kureha Junior High School. 19-year-old Kaito Furusawa (古澤 圭) from Kariya, Aichi prefecture. 180cm, 147kg. 15-year-old Tensho Takarabe (財部 天照) from Ama, Aichi. 169cm, 101kg. 17-year-old Daichi Kawaguchi (川口 大地) from Nanto, Toyama. 168cm, 120kg. 15-year-old Taiju Nakago (中郷 泰樹) from Yaita, Tochigi. 173cm, 145kg. Furusawa, Takarabe: Kawaguchi, Nakago:
  3. Yubinhaad

    Retirees after Haru 2020

    Onomatsu-beya's Ako has retired after a 12-year career. The son of former Maegashira Tachihikari (who also retired after 12 years), Ako began sumo in elementary school and took part in the kids sumo events held by Onomatsu-beya, which is located in his home prefecture Chiba. He joined the heya straight after graduating from junior high school. Danpatsu-shiki took place in the keikoba. Chiganoura-beya reported that Wakaseiun and Takamasaki have retired - the latter was the final deshi to be recruited by Takanohana. Minezaki-beya duo Gochozan and Houn are gone from the heya website so they're probably retired as well. 32-year-old Gochozan was a constant Makushita presence for the last seven years until injury struck earlier this year. Houn never managed a kachi-koshi in his 17-basho career, and was the one of the rare victims of Hattorizakura.
  4. Yubinhaad

    The Gyoji

    Ranks, names and heya correct as of the 2019 Hatsu banzuke. Tate and Sanyaku gyoji. Makuuchi gyoji. Juryo gyoji Makushita & Sandanme gyoji Jonidan & Jonokuchi gyoji
  5. Yubinhaad

    Banzuke for Natsu(?) 2020

    His Kyokai profile page still says Kotoshoho Yoshinari, and no further changes have been listed for him by Nikkan. A couple of other notes for @Doitsuyama: Komine's new shikona is Chiyotaisei, not Chiyotaisai as currently shown on the English side. Also, Sokokurai doesn't show up in a Rikishi.aspx search, which I assume is connected to his position being left blank on the site's banzuke page.
  6. Yubinhaad

    Banzuke for Natsu(?) 2020

    Ten* shikona changes for this banzuke, half of them for those making their honbasho debut (although when that will happen remains to be determined, of course). The only change from the top four divisions is a minor one, a simple middle kanji alteration for Saidaiji. He also changes the first kanji in the given name - the reading remains Kohei, and the kanji are now the same as his real given name. In Jonidan, Asonishiki is just one letter but many ranks away from being an Ozeki - he's now Asonoyama. We'll have to try and avoid any Amanishiki/Aminishiki style mix-ups. Mimori is now Kinotsukasa, receiving the traditional suffix for an Irumagawa-beya rikishi. Omura has perhaps the most interesting change on this banzuke - he is now Chikureisen, and also changes from his real given name Gennosuke to Genzo. Nakagawa-beya's Okuniasahi has reverted back to his family name Yoshizawa. As noted at the top there are five changes among those from last basho's shindeshi group. The least imaginative is Naruto-beya's Fukasawa, who simply adds the shisho's kanji in front to become Ofukasawa. Kakeno is now Suzaki - the kanji are those of the city of Susaki in Kochi prefecture, but I don't know if there's a connection with the shikona of this Gifu native. I was one-tenth prepared for making this post - Komine's new shikona Chiyotaisei was displayed on the heya website for at least a week already. It's been a while since Kataonami-beya had to make a shikona change, but new recruit Ikeda is now Tamanohoshi. Lastly, Yagi is now Ieshima, very closely following his brother Ienoshima's lead. Ms47w Saidaiji Kohei (西大司 幸平 > 西太司 康平) Jd3e Asonishiki > Asonoyama (阿蘇ノ山) Jd31e Mimori > Kinotsukasa (毅ノ司) Jd100e Omura Gennosuke > Chikureisen Genzo (大村 玄之輔 > 筑零扇 源造) Jd115e Okuniasahi > Yoshizawa (吉澤) Jk15w Fukasawa > Ofukasawa (欧深沢) Jk16w Kakeno > Suzaki (須崎) Jk24e Komine > Chiyotaisei (千代大聖) Jk27e Ikeda > Tamanohoshi (玉の星) Jk34e Yagi > Ieshima (家島) * Nikkan lists one more alteration, Jk32e Takasu has changed the first kanji of his name to one that apparently can't be displayed, although there's no change to the reading. As they put it: 高須→■須(たかす=田子ノ浦)(■は高の上の口の縦棒を上下に延ばす) And finally, two more rikishi make given name changes: Ms14e Daiseido Yoshitomo > Masaru (喜悌 > 勝) Jd11e Miyanofuji Takashi (峻氏 > 峻史)
  7. Yubinhaad

    Kimarite Statistics - 2020 Haru

    Hello all, here are the kimarite statistics for all divisions in this most unusual basho, which ended with a not-so-unusual Makuuchi yusho winner as Yokozuna Hakuho took his 44th title. Full marks to the Kyokai for managing to hold the basho at all. Nankairiki might have lost out on the Sandanme yusho to his junior stablemate Ura, but as a consolation prize he did chalk up the 17th uchimuso win of his career. No video of that one, unfortunately, but it does draw him level with Futagodake for most uchimuso (in the available records, of course). Matsuda reached double figures on Day 3 when he recorded the 10th nichonage win of his career, leaving him just one short of Mori's record. Sawada picked up an izori win on the middle Sunday, toppling Hokutosato after being pushed back to the edge of the dohyo. Kizenryu is well known as an uwatenage specialist, collecting a whopping 141 wins with an overarm throw so far. By contrast he rarely wins with an inside grip - this basho he got only the 9th shitatenage win of his career (and the first in nearly six years) with a lovely throw at the edge, turning Ryusei's forward drive against him. Another rikishi moving into double figures in this basho was Urutora, who was in good form for a 5-2 kachi-koshi. Three of those wins came with an ashitori leg grab, taking his career total to 10. Roll your eyes as I recycle the same joke I made a year ago - Osaka gives osakate its maiden appearance of the year. While some rare kimarite appeared in this basho, two others drew a rare blank in Osaka. The basho average for kainahineri has declined from 6 to 4 during the last decade, and this was the 8th basho it hasn't been used in the last six years. Also, it was only the 3rd basho in which kakenage has gone unused. Kimarite from kettei-sen bouts are not included in the statistics. Kimarite Makuuchi Juryo Makushita Sandanme Jonidan Jonokuchi Total Percentage Abisetaoshi 1 2 0 0 3 1 7 0.29% Amiuchi 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 0.08% Ashitori 1 0 0 0 0 3 4 0.16% Chongake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Fumidashi 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Fusen (default) 3 1 2 4 3 1 14 0.57% Gasshohineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Hansoku (foul) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Harimanage 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Hatakikomi 22 17 41 61 59 7 207 8.44% Hikiotoshi 9 4 15 33 25 7 93 3.79% Hikkake 2 0 1 1 1 0 5 0.20% Ipponzeoi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Isamiashi 0 0 1 2 1 0 4 0.16% Izori 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.04% Kainahineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kakenage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kakezori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Katasukashi 4 2 7 8 8 3 32 1.30% Kawazugake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kekaeshi 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Ketaguri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kimedashi 2 0 1 2 0 1 6 0.24% Kimetaoshi 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Kirikaeshi 0 0 1 3 2 0 6 0.24% Komatasukui 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshikudake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Koshinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotehineri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kotenage 3 2 10 17 7 2 41 1.67% Kozumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Kubihineri 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.04% Kubinage 0 0 0 2 4 1 7 0.29% Makiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Mitokorozeme 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Nichonage 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Nimaigeri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okuridashi 9 7 23 24 23 1 87 3.55% Okurigake 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurihikiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Okurinage 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0.12% Okuritaoshi 2 0 0 3 3 1 9 0.37% 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 1 0 0 1 0.04% Oshidashi 77 48 95 192 178 39 629 25.64% Oshitaoshi 10 8 12 22 15 7 74 3.02% Sabaori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sakatottari 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Shitatedashinage 1 0 1 0 3 0 5 0.20% Shitatehineri 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Shitatenage 9 3 8 13 26 3 62 2.53% Shumokuzori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sokubiotoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Sotogake 0 0 3 1 1 0 5 0.20% 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 9 2 8 12 14 3 48 1.96% Susoharai 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Susotori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tasukizori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tokkurinage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tottari 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Tsukaminage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsukidashi 12 2 10 22 9 3 58 2.36% Tsukihiza 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 0.12% Tsukiotoshi 21 13 24 36 27 5 126 5.14% Tsukitaoshi 0 0 0 3 2 2 7 0.29% Tsukite 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0.04% Tsumatori 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Tsuridashi 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0.08% 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 1 0 0 1 0.04% Ushiromotare 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.04% Utchari 0 0 1 1 2 0 4 0.16% Uwatedashinage 3 3 7 4 5 2 24 0.98% Uwatehineri 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.12% Uwatenage 17 12 14 23 47 5 118 4.81% Waridashi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Watashikomi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yaguranage 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yobimodoshi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00% Yorikiri 79 68 94 163 195 42 641 26.13% Yoritaoshi 2 9 15 22 49 6 103 4.20% Zubuneri 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00%
  8. Yubinhaad

    Kimarite Statistics - 2020 Haru

    After a long absence the Kyokai has finally brought a kimarite list back to their website, albeit only on the Japanese side. Instead of the illustrations they had before, they're using a set of pictures taken in December 2000 to mark the last expansion - former Maegashira Oginohana and former Juryo Dairyu are demonstrating each kimarite. Each individual kimarite page shows the number of times it has been used in all divisions during the last five years, while at the bottom of the main page is a table showing the top ten most common kimarite for the same period. At a glance it looks like the Kyokai's totals include kimarite from kettei-sen bouts. I don't think I've seen an izori quite like theirs...
  9. Yubinhaad

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    The Kyokai site has at last caught up with Sokokurai being the new Arashio... and poor Tenkaiho has been put back where he started, at the end of the borrowers group. However, at least for now, he still has the new assignment of sumo school + video room kimarite duty that he was given when he was briefly moved up the list.
  10. Yubinhaad

    Arawashi intai

    33-year-old former Maegashira Arawashi has retired after just over 17 years in ozumo - he was the last surviving rikishi from Araiso-beya, making his debut in November 2002. When that heya closed in 2008, due to the impending retirement of the shisho, Arawashi moved to Hanakago-beya which closed in 2012, since when he has belonged to Minezaki-beya. He spent 21 basho in Makuuchi, reaching a highest rank of Maegashira 2 and winning three kinboshi, one each from Kakuryu, Hakuho and Harumafuji. So far I haven't seen any indication that he's acquired Japanese citizenship.
  11. Former Maegashira Daikiho announced his retirement today, following a seven-year career. After graduating from Nihon University he joined Miyagino-beya in 2012, making his debut as a Makushita 15 Tsukedashi. In just over a year he made his Makuuchi debut, only to finish with a terrible 3-12 record - it would be his only basho in the top division. Illness and injury took their toll as he suffered with Graves' disease (a thyroid condition), a knee injury and more recently yellow ligament ossification. His danpatsu-shiki is set to take place at the Kokugikan on May 2nd 2020. Flowers in the hanamichi, greeted by fellow ex-Nichidai graduates Hidenoumi and Tobizaru. As his hair wasn't yet long enough to form an oichomage, Daikiho couldn't participate in Hakuho's dohyo-iri during his sole Makuuchi basho. However, he did take part in a special one at a shrine in Tokushima, serving as tsuyuharai.
  12. Yubinhaad

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    I don't think we really have a thread for this type of news so here it goes for now: Sewanin Torafusuyama has switched to a wakaimonogashira position, so there are 8 of those again. Apparently it's only the second known case of such a switch, the first being Kotochitose in 1991, due to the early retirement of Shishiho. I thought perhaps the Kyokai's office staff/web team were not at work due to lockdown, but someone's managed to make the changes I reported above, so
  13. Yubinhaad

    Kimarite Statistics - 2020 Haru

    At the end of the bout Hakuyozan overbalances and steps out while Tobizaru is some distance away. I suppose it could have been called tsukiotoshi, it seems like that was the push that ultimately led to Hakuyozan losing his balance, but given the separation between the rikishi I can see why they chose fumidashi instead.
  14. Yubinhaad

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    His successor Tamanofuji also had a spell out of the Kyokai, although I don't think he was kicked out, rather he left to join the defence forces and returned after being discharged from that.
  15. Yubinhaad

    Retirees after Haru 2020

    I wasn't sure what kind of intai list to expect this time - families wouldn't be able to come and cheer on the retiring rikishi or hand over flowers in the hanamichi, and most heya cancelled or dramatically scaled down their senshuraku parties. So I found only a single picture - Bariki with his first and last oichomage, listening to a speech from Shikoroyama-oyakata (former Sekiwake Terao) ahead of his danpatsu-shiki. Only heya members and a few invited connections took part. Osaka native Kasugamine retires at his home basho after a 20-year career, in which he was ever-present for 833 consecutive bouts. His danpatsu-shiki took place at Fushio Kaku onsen in Ikeda, where Nakagawa-beya had their lodgings for the basho. If any pictures emerge I'll add them.
  16. Yubinhaad

    Latest kabu-babu changes

    Now officially acknowledged, both per February 1: http://www.sumo.or.jp/IrohaKyokaiInformation/detail?id=337 http://www.sumo.or.jp/IrohaKyokaiInformation/detail?id=338 Still kabu on loan for ex-Tenkaiho. Otowayama has been moved above the other myoseki borrowers on the Kyokai's oyakata list.
  17. Yubinhaad

    New recruits for Haru 2020

    One of the new yobidashi was pictured by the Kyokai, along with another newcomer who was learning the job in the hanamichi during this basho. Presumably he will officially join for the Natsu basho. I also expect a new gyoji for Natsu, he was observing in the background of most of the maezumo sessions under the watchful eye of instructors Kimura Yonosuke and Kimura Motoki. From left: Shintaro, Yuta, unnamed apprentice, Mamoru, Soichi.
  18. Yubinhaad

    Lower-division Torikumi Haru Basho 2020

    Two more long-running rivalries added another chapter in this basho, making four over-40s bouts in total, a new record. On Day 4, Fujinokaze finally got his first win over Tenichi, having lost the previous four bouts in their 18-year head-to-head. 44 Fujinokaze (Jd17e) 0-1 Tenichi (Jd18e) 0-1 On Senshuraku, Satonofuji extended his winning streak to 4-0 against Terunosato. And whether or not that 18-year gap I noted above was a record, it was surpassed by these two - their first encounter was in the 1996 Kyushu basho, but they didn't meet again for exactly 20 years, both bouts taking place on November 22nd. 22 Terunosato (Jd43e) 1-5 Satonofuji (Jd39w) 1-5
  19. Yubinhaad

    Rikishi Status - 2020 Haru

    One sekitori and several thousand spectators will be absent from the start of this basho: J13w Tomokaze
  20. Yubinhaad

    Rikishi Status - 2020 Haru

    J9w Hoshoryu will miss his final bout due to lower back pain, requiring several days of rest and treatment. Kotoyuki will be the lucky recipient of a kachi-koshi clinching fusensho.
  21. Yubinhaad

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    Hypergreen, in fact.
  22. Yubinhaad

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    With a 5-2 kachi-koshi from this basho, Yoshii will become only the seventh rikishi to make his Makushita debut as a 16-year-old (since 1972, when completion of junior high school became mandatory). At 16 years, 8 months and 28 days when the banzuke is released, he will be the third-youngest following Asahizakura and Takahanada. The last 16-year-old Makushita rikishi was Hagiwara (Kisenosato) in 2003 Nagoya, although he turned 17 in between the banzuke release and the start of the basho. Yoshii defeating Matsuda today: Meanwhile down at the bottom of the rankings, Hattorizakura will tomorrow be the 11th rikishi in the seven-bout era to fight eight bouts twice, having previously done so this time last year. Then as now his extra opponent was a late-entering rikishi - the odds are good that Chiyotaiho makes Hattorizakura the first to finish 0-8 twice.
  23. Yubinhaad

    Rikishi Status - 2020 Haru

    In the last update for the lower divisions, two Jonokuchi rikishi make a late entry in order to remain on the banzuke: Jk15w Shiryu Jk20e Chiyotaiho Osumifuji, Fujinonami, Yutakanami, Bariki and Tetsubisho will therefore drop off the banzuke (assuming they remain active). Good catch, thanks! As you probably guessed I only queried those who had a fusen loss, I forgot that isn't a requirement in a toriteki kyujo.
  24. Yubinhaad

    Rikishi Status - 2020 Haru

    Just to catch up, there was one other change ahead of Day 11. Withdrawing: Sd84e Tochihayate (2-3, fusenpai Day 10) The winner of that fusen bout was none other than returning Kyokuyuko, I think he's the first rikishi since Kotoyutaka in 2012 Kyushu to benefit from a fusensho immediately on returning to the basho.
  25. Yubinhaad

    Haru 2020 Basho Discussion (SPOILERS)

    NHK reporting that Chiyomaru's test was negative and the basho will continue. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/html/20200317/amp/k10012335221000.html