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Sewanin Haguroumi wiki/羽黒海憲司 has died yesterday after a long fight with illness - he was only 53 years old. Tatsunami-beya has posted it. Wake and a family funeral will likely be before the basho, principal mourner is his widow.

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ご冥福をお祈りします

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20 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Sewanin Haguroumi wiki/羽黒海憲司 has died yesterday after a long fight with illness - he was only 53 years old. Tatsunami-beya has posted it. Wake and a family funeral will likely be before the basho, principal mourner is his widow.

Haguroumi died of chronic renal failure - he had been in and out of hospital for 10 years and after this Aki basho his physical condition deteriorated. 1 week ago severe complications occurred, including a stroke. In December a farewell gathering will be held. http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/201911050000483.html

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Professional wrestler Kazuo Sakurada who died on January 12 aged 71 was formerly a rikishi with the Tatsunami stable who reached makushita 13. His final shikona is given as Midorimine at Sumo Reference and "Suiran" on Wikipedia (maybe someone who can read kanji could explain the completely different readings here).  

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2 hours ago, ryafuji said:

Professional wrestler Kazuo Sakurada who died on January 12 aged 71 was formerly a rikishi with the Tatsunami stable who reached makushita 13. His final shikona is given as Midorimine at Sumo Reference and "Suiran" on Wikipedia (maybe someone who can read kanji could explain the completely different readings here).  

The DB has a # at the readings for both Midorimine - there was a later one in the 70s in the heya, so the reading was  unconfirmed. The Chinese reading is apparently Suiluan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kazuo_Sakurada#cite_note-Sumo-9 - looks like the one who wrote the English article knows Chinese better than Japanese.

Japanese wikipedia does not question the shikona reading Midorimine.

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Former Makushita rikishi Maeta sadly died yesterday evening aged only 38, after suffering an apparent heart attack, myocardial infarction.

A graduate of Saitama Sakae and Nihon University, he joined Hanaregoma-beya in 2005 and won a Makushita and Sandanme yusho four years apart. He retired after 2018 Aki and worked at a company called Sanken Soil in Hachimantai, Iwate prefecture, involved in the analysis of fertilizer components. He was also on the company sumo team and instructed elementary and high school students in the city three times a week.

Yesterday he was leading such a session at Tairadate High School, but suddenly collapsed at 7:30pm just before the end. After receiving heart massage and AED treatment, he was transported to a hospital in Hachimantai, where he died about an hour later.

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Really sad. It's also really sad to hear this happened as he was coaching children, which must have been a very traumatic experience for them.

38 is far too young.

This video is a good example of just how massive and strong he was. (I reckon most people know him from that famous video where he gets knocked out cold by Kinjo [now Chiyodaigo], but this is a much better example of his sumo.)

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It became known today that former komusubi Yutakayama, the previous Minato-oyakata had died of pancreatic cancer on the 19th, age 72. The cancer was detected about a year ago and he had no operation on it, since about a month ago he was unconscious. The family already held a private funeral service.

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All the holders of the Yutakayama name so far appear to be relatively long-lived for rikishi. According to the DB, the first Yutakayama (short interbellum sekitori career, from Isenoumi) lived to 85. The second Yutakayama (first of the Tokitsukaze Yutakayama) lived to 83, and the third Yutakayama (Minato-oyakata) lived to 72.

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5 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

 

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He had the greatest shiko in his active days.  His leg would go past vertical!..  R.I.P.

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On 24/09/2020 at 16:41, Akinomaki said:

former komusubi Yutakayama, the previous Minato-oyakata

Only 1 photo from active times so far. His highest post in the NSK was fuku-riji. o

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On ‎27‎/‎08‎/‎2020 at 15:35, Yubinhaad said:

Former Makushita rikishi Maeta sadly died yesterday evening aged only 38, after suffering an apparent heart attack, myocardial infarction.

A graduate of Saitama Sakae and Nihon University, he joined Hanaregoma-beya in 2005 and won a Makushita and Sandanme yusho four years apart. He retired after 2018 Aki and worked at a company called Sanken Soil in Hachimantai, Iwate prefecture, involved in the analysis of fertilizer components. He was also on the company sumo team and instructed elementary and high school students in the city three times a week.

Yesterday he was leading such a session at Tairadate High School, but suddenly collapsed at 7:30pm just before the end. After receiving heart massage and AED treatment, he was transported to a hospital in Hachimantai, where he died about an hour later.


Former Maegashira Oiwato reflected on his long friendship with Maeta, which began when they attended the same sumo dojo together as elementary school students. Maeta had been involved in football and swimming but his increasing weight - he was already approaching 100kg in the 3rd grade - was making those difficult, so he turned to sumo. Oiwato was a year ahead and recalled that he could beat him at first, but within a year Maeta's sumo had improved and he began to sweep away all opposition, both at the dojo and in competitions. He would become wanpaku Yokozuna in successive years for the 5th and 6th grades.

Oiwato was shocked to receive the news of Maeta's death - they had exchanged messages earlier that day on the LINE platform.

Pictured after Maeta's danpatsu-shiki two years ago.

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Rikishi-turned-artist Kototsurugi died at a hospital in Narashino, Chiba prefecture in the early hours of this morning. He was 60.

His funeral and wake are set to take place in Funabashi, Chiba on the 30th.

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Perhaps this is 'sumo goods' but I thought I would post this tenugui of feeding time at the heya by Kototsurugi here next to the notice of his passing.  Somewhere I have a similar busy scene of morning keiko.

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On 26/03/2021 at 22:24, Yubinhaad said:

Rikishi-turned-artist Kototsurugi died at a hospital in Narashino, Chiba prefecture in the early hours of this morning. He was 60.

His funeral and wake are set to take place in Funabashi, Chiba on the 30th.

The last work of Kototsurugi said this tweet

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5 hours ago, WAKATAKE said:

https://www.nikkansports.com/m/battle/sumo/news/202103290000778_m.html?mode=all

The previous Takadagawa known as Maenoyama has passed away due to multiple organ failure. He was 76

Died on the 11th, but only announced today. The family funeral has already been held. Was ozeki for 10 tournaments; an ankle injury contributed to him losing his rank.

 

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About 300 were at the tsuya (wake) of Kototsurugi on the 29th

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Former Maenoyama (Takadagawa)

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1966 Aki d2 (new makuuchi)

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1969 Aki win vs. Taiho

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Kyushu 1971 d15 (loss to Kiyokuni)

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1972

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1995

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The NSK announced today that ex-Kirinji, former Kitajin-oyakata had passed away on March 1st at age 67 due to multiple organ failure. He had a family funeral.

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Kirinji was one of 8 year-old me's favorites.  His tsuppari-fests with Fujizakura (ex-Nakamura Oyakata) were EPIC!  I would always scream out his shikona, during the shikiri, bringing the older Japanese people seated near me to hysterics.  He will be sorely missed.

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1 hour ago, Washuyama said:

Kirinji was one of 8 year-old me's favorites.  His tsuppari-fests with Fujizakura (ex-Nakamura Oyakata) were EPIC!  I would always scream out his shikona, during the shikiri, bringing the older Japanese people seated near me to hysterics.  He will be sorely missed.

He was one of the guys that I always looked forward to watching.  He was genki  as hell!

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Posted (edited)

Kirinji/Kitajin pics today

2014, 2013

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2008

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after the danpatsu-shiki 1989

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Hatsu 1985

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1984 Natsu, vs. Kitanoumi

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1983 Hatsu, vs Fujizakura

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1978

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1977

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1976 Hatsu, vs Fujizakura

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Nagoya: shukun&ginosho (Wakajishi kantosho)

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1975 Natsu d8, tenranzumo, vs Fujizakura

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Aki: shukunsho (Washuyama kantosho, Asahikuni ginosho)

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The Kirinji-Fujizakura tsuppari epic was one for the ages. I got back into sumo in 1987 and marveled at how he was still holding on in Makunouchi in his mid-thirties. He also got a kinboshi against Onokuni (1988?) that just dropped my jaw.

I also saw him a lot as the analyst on honbasho telecasts, both NHK and "Ozumo Digest." He was as genial and informative behind the mic as he was aggressive and spirited a rikishi. Just bummed to learn of his passing so soon, especially post retirement from the Kyokai.

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17 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

1975 Natsu d8, tenranzumo, vs Fujizakura

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Natsu 1975, Day 8 (with the Emperor at the Kokugikan) 

Kirinji, blue mawashi

 

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Nagoya 1976, two Kinboshis

Day 6

Kirinji vs. Wajima

Day 8

Kirinji vs. Kitanoumi

 

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