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Role of oyakata re: possible reforms

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It is offered only to shindeshi aged 20 to 25, of whom the most successful seems to have been Miyabiyama.

Successful in ozumo, or on the amateur circuit?

Is that a trick question? (I am not worthy...) The correct answer for both isn't Miyabiyama of course. I'd take Wajima and Kotomitsuki respectively. Considering the shameful expulsion from the Kyokai one could argue that Musoyama and Miyabiyama indeed are the most successful former college rikishi (until further notice), if Ozumo success is defined beyond the active career too...

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Is Kaio expected to be an active sekitori (and maintain ozeki rank) till Natsu-basho 2017? Take over some other heya? Or preparing to found his own, Asakayama heya?

Staying active until 2017 Natsu is unlikely, even for Kaio... although you never know...

Anyway, when he does retire, he'll surely become an affiliated (Asakayama) oyakata at Tomozuna-beya, and then swap toshiyori and take over as shisho when the current Tomozuna nears the mandatory retirement age. There would be little point in him branching out to set up his own brand new heya when he's just a few years away from taking over Tomozuna.

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Anyway, when he does retire, he'll surely become an affiliated (Asakayama) oyakata at Tomozuna-beya, and then swap toshiyori and take over as shisho when the current Tomozuna nears the mandatory retirement age. There would be little point in him branching out to set up his own brand new heya when he's just a few years away from taking over Tomozuna.

I don't think it's so clear-cut, even if that's the most likely outcome. There could be personal issues (I'm not saying there are!) that would prompt Kaio to branch out quickly

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Among the makushita tsukedashi entrants, Ms10TD (by winning several championships) seems to have been used once - Kiyoseumi Takayuki, 5:2, 5 basho in makushita, 7 straight kachikoshi as far as M13.

Out of the last Ms15TD... Meigetsuin started 0:3:4, Miyamoto 5:2, Mori 2:5, Shimoda 7:0Y, 2:5, Hakiai 4:3, Nakano 3:4... with 3 kachikoshi out of 6, roughly appropriate level.

Among the last Ms60TD... Tsushima 4:3, Shimotori 5:2, Kototamiya 5:2, Kato 6:1, Yamauchi 5:2... and Takeuchi started with 4! CONSECUTIVE! YUSHOS!

There have been 3 Ms60TD who achieved a pair of consecutive zensho-yushos on hatsu dohyo. These were Wajima, Oso (turned into Musoyama) and Takeuchi (turned into Miyabiyama). But while Wajima had 10:5 on juryo debut and Musoyama had 9:6, Miyabiyama started 12:3Y, 14:1Y, followed by 9:6 at M7.

As for the people who started the hard way from mae-zumo, 3 people have achieved 3 consecutive zensho-yushos on hatsu dohyo. Itai, Kototenta and Tokitenku. No one besides Miyabiyama seems to have achieved 4 consecutive yushos of any kind on hatsu dohyo.

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However, we haven't actually seen a new heya created since the requirements for founding one were toughened five years ago (minimum rank yokozuna, ozeki, 25+ sanyaku basho or 60+ makuuchi basho),

The last heya founded was Onoe, August 2006.

The active kabu owners include a bunch of people who qualify as founders under the toughened rules.

Ozeki Kaio. Tochinonada (80 makuuchi basho), Wakanosato (73 makuuchi basho), Aminishiki (63 makuuchi basho).

Takamisakari, with 57 makuuchi basho, could collect 60 if he were not to drop into juryo this year.

Kaio is from Tomozuna heya. The Tomozuna shisho is due for retirement in June 2017.

Is Kaio expected to be an active sekitori (and maintain ozeki rank) till Natsu-basho 2017? Take over some other heya? Or preparing to found his own, Asakayama heya?

Kaio did retire.

What are his plans now - founding Asakayama heya or taking over Tomozuna heya?

Takamisakari did drop in juryo, with 58 makuuchi basho. Shall he ever return to makuuchi for the 2 basho missing from 60?

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