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Survivors of closed heya

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I have tried to capture all the heya openings and closures from 2000 onwards on my website.

Click 'Summary' on the top menu line. The summary view has a double list down the left-hand side. Click on '2002', say, for a summary of the heya at the start of the year and click on 'Changes' to see heya closures (in red), new heya opening (in green) and the various other movements and changes.

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Why did the previous Tagonoura-beya rikishi end up in two different heya?

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I've updated the top post following the closure of Izutsu-beya, and removed the Isegahama-beya entry as there are no survivors left (quoted below for posterity).

In addition, when Hamamiryu retired recently it occurred to me that there were still four active rikishi who originally made their debut in Mihogaseki-beya but then branched out with either Kise-beya or Onoe-beya. I came to consider them as survivors of a closed heya, so I've added them to the Mihogaseki entry as "survivors remaining via branch-out".


 

On ‎05‎/‎02‎/‎2012 at 02:13, Yubinhaad said:

Isegahama-beya (previous generation) - Closed February 2007.
Two survivors moved to Kiriyama-beya - Closed January 2011.
Same two survivors moved to Asahiyama-beya - Closed January 2015.
One survivor moved to Isegahama-beya (current generation).

No survivors remaining.

Daiisshin - Retired after 2019 Hatsu
Manazuru - Retired after 2015 Hatsu

 

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12 hours ago, Yubinhaad said:

I've updated the top post following the closure of Izutsu-beya, and removed the Isegahama-beya entry as there are no survivors left (quoted below for posterity).

In addition, when Hamamiryu retired recently it occurred to me that there were still four active rikishi who originally made their debut in Mihogaseki-beya but then branched out with either Kise-beya or Onoe-beya. I came to consider them as survivors of a closed heya, so I've added them to the Mihogaseki entry as "survivors remaining via branch-out".

I believe that Ounabara counts for Izutsu the same way then - the DB seems to be missing the fact that Shikoroyama-beya was only opened after his maezumo basho (and that of another Hatsu 2004 debutant who is already retired).

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I've updated the first post with the closure of Nakagawa-beya; due to the unprecedented dispersal of the survivors I decided to write that entry in a different way to any others (and have altered the Kasugayama entry to match).


With Arawashi having retired earlier in the year I've also removed the Araiso-beya entry, quoted below for posterity. (Note that there are still survivors only of the Hanakago-beya closure and that entry remains in the post.)

 

On ‎05‎/‎02‎/‎2012 at 02:13, Yubinhaad said:

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Araiso-beya - Closed September 2008.
One survivor moved to Hanakago-beya - Closed May 2012.
Same survivor moved to Minezaki-beya.

No survivors remaining.

Arawashi - Retired after 2020 Hatsu

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The top post has been updated following the closure of Azumazeki-beya and Minezaki-beya after the 2021 Haru basho.

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Top post updated with the closure of Kagamiyama-beya (and a few shikona changes and retirement annotations that I had forgotten about).

I think the last time there were 41 extant heya was for a three-month period in 1989. The number will return to 42 next month when the new Araiso-beya branches out.

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1 hour ago, Yubinhaad said:

Top post updated with the closure of Kagamiyama-beya (and a few shikona changes and retirement annotations that I had forgotten about).

I think the last time there were 41 extant heya was for a three-month period in 1989. The number will return to 42 next month when the new Araiso-beya branches out.

 There definitely were 42 in about 2015. 41 - I think, no. Oh, my memory …

i wish I could check it somehow

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3 minutes ago, Kenneth Minami said:

 There definitely were 42 in about 2015. 41 - I think, no. Oh, my memory …

i wish I could check it somehow

You can check through the kabu list on sumodb: http://sumodb.sumogames.de/Kabu.aspx?year=2015&month=1&day=1

Open Dev Tools and search for "<strong>"; this works since all the stablemasters have their kabu in bold.

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7 hours ago, Kenneth Minami said:

 There definitely were 42 in about 2015. 41 - I think, no. Oh, my memory …

i wish I could check it somehow

Or you could go to Sumo A-Z and click on Summary at the top of the page.

Click on the year to see the number of heya at the start of the year and Changes to see closures et cetera during the year.

 

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9 hours ago, Kenneth Minami said:

 There definitely were 42 in about 2015. 41 - I think, no. Oh, my memory …

i wish I could check it somehow

FWIW, at the time of the Azumazeki and Minezaki closures:

On 10/03/2021 at 00:43, Asashosakari said:

If this [Azumazeki] closure comes to pass alongside the one affecting Minezaki next month we'll be down to 42 active heya, which if I'm not mistaken will be the lowest heya count since January 1990. (A total of 43 has been seen briefly a handful of times since 2013, after their number had cratered from 50+ in a few short years.)


Edit: And filling in the blanks for future triviaing...

39 extant heya up to Kyushu 1988
40 for Hatsu 1989 with the creation of Minezaki-beya
41 for Haru 1989 with the creation of Naruto-beya
42 for Natsu 1989 to Hatsu 1990 with the creation of Kabutoyama-beya

(Haru 1990 saw Matsugane and Tamanoi come into existence after which it didn't go back down to 42 until recently as mentioned.)

Edited by Asashosakari
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Thanks. I thought I'd fixed that, but it's always more useful if you actually upload the fix...

(Of course Takanohana Beya closed at the end of 2018 and Izutsu at the end of 2019. Chiganoura Beya didn't become Tokiwayama Beya until December 2020. The zeros were in fact correct but the entries should have been filtered out)

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