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- Maybe it's just a coincidence that there are four Fukuoka deshi right after Kyushu basho, but as they're all in stables whose shisho generally do a good job recruiting, I'm inclined to give them credit for a productive basho sojourn. (Okay, the Kasugano kid showed up on his own...)

- Nice to see three Kasugayama recruits. Whatever one may think of the odd succession to ex-Hamanishiki (and the sudden departure of his predecessor), he seems to know what he's doing.

- "Yamamoto" Kimishima is presumably a typo at the Kyokai site...should really be Yamato.

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Baraki ...

The name Baraki comes from a Charles Bronson mafia film the father liked, The Valachi papers, "Baraki" in Japanese. The oyakata saw a slogan in a train "Ibaraki genki" and thought Genki to be the first name going with Baraki. Baraki 爆羅騎 would be the shikona with the most strokes in the Kanji of all present rikishi.

First name seems to be confirmed as Genki, the okamisan's blog gives his full shikona as 爆羅騎 源氣.

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Maezumo Day 3 - not a bad day at the office, quality-wise. Kataonami-beya's Tamaseiryo returns to the dohyo after a year.

Results:

Mz1 Tamaseiryo (1-0) Mz2 Ogata (0-1)

Mz4 Omori (1-0) Mz5 Shimada (0-1)

Mz6 Onosho (1-0) Mz7 Hiroshima (0-1)

Mz8 Nishihata (0-1) Mz9 Sanjo (1-0)

Mz10 Kotoseigo (1-0) Mz11 Majima (0-1)

Mz14 Ishiura (1-0) Mz12 Kimishima (0-1)

Mz15 Baraki (1-0) Mz13 Hamagami (0-1)

Mz16 Umetsu (1-0) Mz17 Morimune (0-1)

Sorted standings, although you might as well just look at the torikumi above with that East side dominance:

Mz1 Tamaseiryo 1-0 Mz2 Ogata 0-1

Mz4 Omori 1-0 Mz5 Shimada 0-1

Mz6 Onosho 1-0 Mz7 Hiroshima 0-1

Mz9 Sanjo 1-0 Mz8 Nishihata 0-1

Mz10 Kotoseigo 1-0 Mz11 Majima 0-1

Mz14 Ishiura 1-0 Mz12 Kimishima 0-1

Mz15 Baraki 1-0 Mz13 Hamagami 0-1

Mz16 Umetsu 1-0 Mz17 Morimune 0-1

(Onosho = Utetsu, Kotoseigo = Takagishi, Baraki = Ito, and the unlisted Mz3 is visa-delayed Shijirbayar.)

Edited by Asashosakari
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Good stuff. The readily-available videos and the bouts themselves. To be honest, I don't see much of this Mae-zumo I have no idea how to assess it, but I got the impression some of the guys mounted the dohyo with a plan. Kotoseigo, for instance, did some good forward sumo while Baraki went for the tottari thing, which makes me wonder if it was a good idea to let him in in the first place.

Edited by shumitto

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Tamaseiryo back again :-), I nearly lost hope to see him again on the dohyo.

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An astounding number of articles (with pictures) in the Japanese (sports) papers pages about the mae-zumo bouts.

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Day 4: Tamaseiryo has exited again after doing the minimum needed for his banzuke reemergence, and it looks like he won't be the only one who isn't completing three bouts:

Results:

Mz2 Ogata (0-2) Mz11 Majima (1-1)

Mz5 Shimada (1-1) Mz12 Kimishima (0-2)

Mz7 Hiroshima (0-2) Mz13 Hamagami (1-1)

Mz8 Nishihata (1-1) Mz17 Morimune (0-2)

Mz6 Onosho (2-0) Mz4 Omori (1-1)

Mz10 Kotoseigo (2-0) Mz9 Sanjo (1-1)

Mz14 Ishiura (2-0) Mz15 Baraki (1-1)

Mz16 Umetsu (1-1) Mz4 Omori (2-1)

Sorted standings:

Mz4 Omori 2-1 Mz1 Tamaseiryo 1-0-1 Mz2 Ogata 0-2

Mz6 Onosho 2-0 Mz5 Shimada 1-1 Mz7 Hiroshima 0-2

Mz10 Kotoseigo 2-0 Mz8 Nishihata 1-1 Mz12 Kimishima 0-2

Mz14 Ishiura 2-0 Mz9 Sanjo 1-1 Mz17 Morimune 0-2

Mz11 Majima 1-1

Mz13 Hamagami 1-1

Mz15 Baraki 1-1

Mz16 Umetsu 1-1

Edited by Asashosakari
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Day 3 pic export from Asojima's excellent work:

Umetsu-Morimune:

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Kimishima-Ishiura:

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Baraki-Hamagami:

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Onosho-Hiroshima:

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Onosho, Baraki, Ishiura:

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Onosho is already practicing with upper sandanme-level rikishi at the stable and wants to get to makushita within the year. To make sure he isn't late for his first maezumo bout, Onomatsu-oyakata shelled out for a Ryogoku hotel room for Onosho for the night before due to the snowy weather and the stable's considerable distance (Chiba prefecture) to the KKan.

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Doesn't immediately look good for Mz7 Hiroshima, the way he wasn't putting any weight on his left leg (match starts about 3:15). I can't tell what happened to his leg, though, as Mz13 Hamagami blocked the camera. I originally thought he'd come down with his back across one of the bales, but his rear took the brunt of that fall - still looked like that hurt too!

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Doesn't immediately look good for Mz7 Hiroshima, the way he wasn't putting any weight on his left leg (match starts about 3:15). I can't tell what happened to his leg, though, as Mz13 Hamagami blocked the camera. I originally thought he'd come down with his back across one of the bales, but his rear took the brunt of that fall - still looked like that hurt too!
I think he snapped something in his foot.

You can (kind of) see in this crude screenshot that his leg gets trapped underneath him as he comes down. Watching the video again, I'm not sure if I'm hearing the sound of his body hitting the dohyo, or the sound of something actually cracking. :-(

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Toyonoshima (in anticipation of Hakuho's forearm) hesitated at the tachiai. His performance was compromised from that point.

Although it's completely nonsense this should rather belong in the elbow thread ...

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Maybe he confused Baraki for Toyonoshima.

Hopefully Ishiura didn't learn the elbow trick already from his master ...

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Toyonoshima (in anticipation of Hakuho's forearm) hesitated at the tachiai. His performance was compromised from that point.

Although it's completely nonsense this should rather belong in the elbow thread ...

What I said isn't nonsense but I did post it in the wrong thread.

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Grrr....my stream hiccup'ed today and corrupted the last maezumo bout of the day on both my recordings (an interesting Onosho-Ishiura match, of all things). If anybody else was more lucky, I'd appreciate a copy.

Edit: Another bout turns out to be corrupt, too.

Looks like it's one of those days where I've caught some bad routing to the server, my recording just got interrupted again.

Edited by Asashosakari

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Appreciated greatly! (I am not worthy...) That gyoji in the first bout and those two Kasugayama rikishi later on seemingly weren't quite awake yet... Hiroshima has withdrawn as expected.

Results:

Mz2 Ogata (0-3) Mz12 Kimishima (1-2)

Mz5 Shimada (2-1) Mz17 Morimune (0-3)

Mz8 Nishihata (1-2) Mz9 Sanjo (2-1)

Mz15 Baraki (1-2) Mz11 Majima (2-1)

Mz16 Umetsu (1-2) Mz13 Hamagami (2-1)

Mz4 Omori (3-1) Mz10 Kotoseigo (2-1)

Mz6 Onosho (2-1) Mz14 Ishiura (3-0)

Sorted standings:

Qualified:

#01 Mz4 Omori 3-1

#02 Mz14 Ishiura 3-0

Still active:

Mz5 Shimada 2-1 Mz1 Tamaseiryo 1-0-2 Mz2 Ogata 0-3

Mz6 Onosho 2-1 Mz8 Nishihata 1-2 Mz7 Hiroshima 0-2-1

Mz9 Sanjo 2-1 Mz12 Kimishima 1-2 Mz17 Morimune 0-3

Mz10 Kotoseigo 2-1 Mz15 Baraki 1-2

Mz11 Majima 2-1 Mz16 Umetsu 1-2

Mz13 Hamagami 2-1

Edited by Asashosakari

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Looks like a fairly straight-forward torikumi for tomorrow, thanks to even numbers of rikishi in each win bracket.

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Still the coverage of mae-zumo ist astounding.
Ishiura plans to wear a kesho-mawashi by Hakuho, whose tsukebito he is, from the time he was ozeki, for the shinjo-shusse-hirou ceremony on day 8.
About his bout today "The impact was strong, but I thought to move around without stopping. I'm relieved, but the real contest starts next basho."

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Day 6: What's Tamaseiryo doing there? I don't recall seeing a banzuke-gai one-bouter rejoin maezumo ever before. So much for that straight-forward schedule.

Results:

Mz2 Ogata (1-3) Mz17 Morimune (0-4)

Mz1 Tamaseiryo (2-0-2) Mz8 Nishihata (1-3)

Mz15 Baraki (2-2) Mz12 Kimishima (1-3)

Mz16 Umetsu (2-2) Mz8 Nishihata (1-4)

Mz6 Onosho (3-1) Mz5 Shimada (2-2)

Mz9 Sanjo (2-2) Mz11 Majima (3-1)

Mz10 Kotoseigo (3-1) Mz13 Hamagami (2-2)

Mz1 Tamaseiryo (2-1-2) Mz5 Shimada (3-2)

Mz9 Sanjo (3-2) Mz13 Hamagami (2-3)

Sorted standings:

Qualified:

#01 Mz4 Omori 3-1

#02 Mz14 Ishiura 3-0

#03 Mz6 Onosho 3-1

#04 Mz11 Majima 3-1

#05 Mz10 Kotoseigo 3-1

#06 Mz5 Shimada 3-2

#07 Mz9 Sanjo 3-2

Still active:

Mz1 Tamaseiryo 2-1-2 Mz2 Ogata 1-3

Mz13 Hamagami 2-2 Mz8 Nishihata 1-4

Mz15 Baraki 2-2 Mz12 Kimishima 1-3

Mz16 Umetsu 2-2 Mz7 Hiroshima 0-2-2

Mz17 Morimune 0-4

I suspect tomorrow will be the last day of maezumo action.

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Day 7, and as expected the final day for the rookies:




Results:

Mz1 Tamaseiryo (2-2-2) Mz13 Hamagami (3-2)
Mz15 Baraki (3-2) Mz16 Umetsu (2-3)
Mz8 Nishihata (2-4) Mz2 Ogata (1-4)
Mz17 Morimune (0-5) Mz17 Kimishima (2-3)

Mz1 Tamaseiryo (2-3-2) Mz16 Umetsu (3-3)
Mz8 Nishihata (2-5) Mz12 Kimishima (3-3)

Mz8 Nishihata (2-6) Mz1 Tamaseiryo (3-3-2)



Sorted standings:

Qualified:
#01 Mz4 Omori 3-1
#02 Mz14 Ishiura 3-0
#03 Mz6 Onosho 3-1
#04 Mz11 Majima 3-1
#05 Mz10 Kotoseigo 3-1
#06 Mz5 Shimada 3-2
#07 Mz9 Sanjo 3-2
#08 Mz13 Hamagami 3-2
#09 Mz15 Baraki 3-2
#10 Mz16 Umetsu 3-3
#11 Mz12 Kimishima 3-3
#12 Mz1 Tamaseiryo 3-3-2

Remaining order:
#13 Mz8 Nishihata 2-6
#14 Mz2 Ogata 1-4
#15 Mz17 Morimune 0-5
#16 Mz7 Hiroshima 0-2-3



Very good maezumo competition overall. No surefire stars in there, but quite a few rikishi who should bear watching. Presentation in kesho-mawashi tomorrow, without Tamaseiryo and presumably also without Hiroshima. Edited by Asashosakari

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Baraki used a kesho-mawashi of his shisho Shikihide-oyakata (Kitazakura): "I'm happy. I want to do my best to soon be able to put on a kesho-mawashi of my own." - in other words juryo - he had said he aims to be in makuuchi in 50 basho, not that ambitious. The oyakata had advised him to go with a low and sharp tachi-ai. He already gained 5kg since the shin-deshi exam.

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