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  1. On 4th January, the 34th Shikimori Inosuke passed away after loosing his fight against liver cancer. He was 80 years old and member of Futagoyama-beya, later Takanohana-beya. He was ranked as Tate-gyoji for only one tournament (Hatsu basho 2006) and was known under the name Kimura Mitsunosuke before. In my opinion, his voice was the most spectacular ever, heared in the ring. The "Nokotta" was a famous sound in my childhood. The last fight he guided was Hakuho vs Kotooshu on the final day of Hatsu basho 2006. For almost 100 years, he was the only Tate-gyoji that never judged a yokozuna-fight. I put a sample of his impressive and powerful voiceon YT years ago:
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    Just noticed the horrible injury of Hibikiryu - I am watching Sumo now for more than 20 years and haven't seen nothing like this. Does anybody know something about his health status? I expected much more information about it. Does the NSK hide anything? Did someone maybe find out, that the turnaround directly after the match had more fatal consequences? I love this sport but I really hate the dealing with injuries. I look back to the bad knee injuries of Tomokaze or Kotoyuki. They were in horrible pain and had to get up again and had to limp into the wheelchair. This is one of the most despicable things in sumo. Every sport in this world has a big contingent of doctors and ambulance nearby. Why don't they put at least a first-aid attendant close to the dohyo?
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    Promotion/Demotion and Yusho discussion Natsu 2015

    In addition to all promotions there is a question: Why isn't Shikimori Innosuke 40 promoted to Kimura Shonosuke 38?
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    Hatsu 2015 Comments

    Hey guys, does anybody know why Kenjiro leaded the last three! bouts in Juryo? Shikimori Kindayu was sitting at the dohyo, but had no bout. I think that's not normal
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    Have you ever noticed?

    You can hear his voice and some others at this page: A lot of other gyoji will come soon