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Kirinji pics next day

new sekiwake for Nagoya 1975

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2 yokozuna wins Aki 1975 for the shukunsho, vs. Wajima and Kitanoumi

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danpatsushiki Jan. 1989, cut by Chiyonofuji

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news9 yesterday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=df4tuxStODw

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Former Sekiwake Tamanofuji died on the 21st after suffering from liver cancer, at the age of 71.

He joined Kataonami-beya in 1967, but following a 6-1 result in his honbasho debut he left to join the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force, serving at Camp Obihiro in Hokkaido. After being discharged three years later he resumed his ozumo career with back-to-back yusho and a 15-bout winning streak.

He reached Makuuchi in 1974 and won three sansho and two kinboshi during his time in the top division. After retiring he was first Minatogawa-oyakata before taking over Kataonami-beya. After reaching the mandatory retirement age he became the first oyakata to be re-employed as a consultant for five years, although he retired from that role a few months early, perhaps due to his illness.

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Can someone check if the former Koboyama has died from COVID related illness?

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33 minutes ago, rhyen said:

Can someone check if the former Koboyama has died from COVID related illness?

Not seeing anything but I don't read Japanese. Did you see a Takashima has died? Could be this: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/06/28/national/tadao-takashima-actor-starred-botchan-fair-lady-dies-88/

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Not Koboyama, but the former Kobo (Mineyama Kenichi), ex-Otowayama oyakata, and Hakuho's anideshi at Miyagino.

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202107020000796.html

Not to be confused with another rikishi who retired with the shikona Kobo, also at Miyagino, but was known as Kondo or Mizakura for the vast majority of his career.

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Oh yes, Kobo. The Daishomaru of the 00's.

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47, wow. Awful.

 

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On 14/04/2021 at 11:12, Kaiomitsuki said:

Nagoya 1976, two Kinboshis

Belated thanks for this. They certainly did sumo differently back then. I counted one hand down out of eight.

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15 hours ago, rhyen said:

Can someone check if the former Koboyama has died from COVID related illness?

Wikipedia already has that in its article on him.  Ever-vigilant.

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20 minutes ago, Yamanashi said:
15 hours ago, rhyen said:

Can someone check if the former Koboyama has died from COVID related illness?

Wikipedia already has that in its article on him.  Ever-vigilant.

I'm confused. Are we talking about ex-Kobo, or ex-Koboyama (now Takashima oyakata)?

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1 hour ago, Seiyashi said:

I'm confused. Are we talking about ex-Kobo, or ex-Koboyama (now Takashima oyakata)?

Its ex-Kobo who was first Ajigawa-oyakata, then Nishiiwa-oyakata and then Otowayama-oyakata (just borrowing both).

He was all-in on team Takanohana so it was probably difficult to stay inside NSK without fully owning a kabu.

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On 13/04/2021 at 16:04, 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.

 

On 13/04/2021 at 18:29, Akinomaki said:

1975 Natsu d8, tenranzumo, vs Fujizakura

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Another picture courtesy of a recent Yomiuri article - Fujizakura reminiscing about that match in front of the emperor, and his time as one of Kirinji's sumo contemporaries in general.

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49 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

Another picture courtesy of a recent Yomiuri article - Fujizakura reminiscing about that match in front of the emperor, and his time as one of Kirinji's sumo contemporaries in general.

Well, reading that article taught me a new phrase used to describe wrestlers born in 1953 - Hana no Nippachi - struggling to conjure up an elegant translation into English for that... anyway, there is more information on the name here along with some cultural context https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/花のニッパチ組.

In short, catalysed by post-war educational reform, the year 1953 gained renown for producing many university graduates who went on to hold influential positions in finance and the government, contributing to the economic boom of the 70s and 80s.

Other wrestlers in this group include Oonishiki Ittetsu (highest rank Komusubi, Kyushu 1973) and Kaneshiro Koofuku (highest rank Sekiwake, Nagoya 1977)

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On 27/03/2021 at 11:39, Obana said:

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.

Like the chanko, this asagiko scene is full of entertaining depictions.  A playful artist who is missed.

 

 

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Here are a few scanned close up views.

 

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Former maegashira 1 Toyonoumi has died yesterday at age 56, the cause of death is not reported. After intai in 1999 he was Yamahibiki-oyakata for 3 years. The wake is on the 27th, the funeral service on the 28th, chief mourner is his widow.

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On 16/07/2021 at 23:52, rokudenashi said:

Well, reading that article taught me a new phrase used to describe wrestlers born in 1953 - Hana no Nippachi - struggling to conjure up an elegant translation into English for that... anyway, there is more information on the name here along with some cultural context https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/花のニッパチ組.

The literal translation would be Flowers of Showa 28; an English translation would be something like Class of '53 or the Golden Generation of '53.

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5 hours ago, Seiyashi said:

The literal translation would be Flowers of Showa 28; an English translation would be something like Class of '53 or the Golden Generation of '53.

Thank you, the nihachi -> nippachi pronunciation flew right over my head at the time!

Edit: Incidentally, I just came across the terms 花のロクイチ組 (Hana no rokuichi-gumi, Flowers of [Shōwa] 61) to refer to wrestlers born in that year, as well as similar terms for Shōwa 38 and and 63 - albeit the latter is used to describe the various wrestlers who debuted in that year (Wakanohana III, Takanohana II, Akebono, Kaiō etc) rather than the year of their birth.

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