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Day 5:

Results:

Mz2 Kiribayama (2-1) Mz6 Hamamachi (3-0)

Mz7 Ueno (3-0) Mz14 Fujita (2-1)

Mz3 Homarenishiki (2-1) Mz1 Urutora (1-2)

Mz5 Miyazaki (2-1) Mz10 Fukuazuma (1-2)

Mz11 Tsukimoto (2-1) Mz12 Asaokado (1-2)

Mz9 Iwagami (1-2) Mz4 Kadokura (0-3)

Mz13 Kunitoshi (0-3) Mz8 Watatani (1-2)

Mz2 Kiribayama (3-1) Mz14 Fujita (2-2)

So they resolved the side mismatches among the 2-0's and 1-1's by shifting the first guy rather than the last (Kiribayama from west to east, Urutora from east to west).

Standings:

Qualified:

#01 Mz6 Hamamachi Kokonoe 3-0

#02 Mz7 Ueno Shikihide 3-0

#03 Mz2 Kiribayama Michinoku 3-1

Still active:

Mz3 Homarenishiki 2-1 | Mz1 Urutora 1-2 | Mz4 Kadokura 0-3

Mz5 Miyazaki 2-1 | Mz8 Watatani 1-2 | Mz13 Kunitoshi 0-3

Mz11 Tsukimoto 2-1 | Mz9 Iwagami 1-2

Mz14 Fujita 2-2 | Mz10 Fukuazuma 1-2

Mz12 Asaokado 1-2

Lazy scheduling today with a repeat of Tsukimoto-Asaokado from Day 3, and it wouldn't surprise me if Tsukimoto also repeats his other opponent Fujita tomorrow.

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Day 6:

Results:

Mz5 Miyazaki (2-2) Mz3 Homarenishiki (3-1)

Mz11 Tsukimoto (3-1) Mz14 Fujita (2-3)

Mz1 Urutora (1-3) Mz8 Watatani (2-2)

Mz9 Iwagami (2-2) Mz10 Fukuazuma (1-3)

Mz13 Kunitoshi (1-3) Mz4 Kadokura (0-4)

Mz1 Urutora (1-4) Mz12 Asaokado (2-2)

Mz5 Miyazaki (3-2) Mz14 Fujita (2-4)

Nice to see Miyazaki called on his nearly non-existent bow.

Standings:

Qualified:

#01 Mz6 Hamamachi Kokonoe 3-0

#02 Mz7 Ueno Shikihide 3-0

#03 Mz2 Kiribayama Michinoku 3-1

#04 Mz3 Homarenishiki Nishikido 3-1

#05 Mz11 Tsukimoto Isenoumi 3-1

#06 Mz5 Miyazaki Tokitsukaze 3-2

Still active:

Mz8 Watatani 2-2 | Mz1 Urutora 1-4 | Mz4 Kadokura 0-4

Mz9 Iwagami 2-2 | Mz10 Fukuazuma 1-3

Mz12 Asaokado 2-2 | Mz13 Kunitoshi 1-3

Mz14 Fujita 2-4

Final day tomorrow.

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Sorry but I'm still new to maezumo protocol, but why did Urutora and Miyazak have two matches each with different opponents? And Fujita as well? Is it just scheduling conflicts?

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Sorry but I'm still new to maezumo protocol, but why did Urutora and Miyazak have two matches each with different opponents? And Fujita as well? Is it just scheduling conflicts?

When there's a rikishi who appears twice in the first block of matches (Urutora on Day 6), it's because an odd number of participants showed up for the day; to give everyone a match somebody is scheduled twice, usually a rikishi who lost his first bout.

The last match after the line break (on both Day 5 and 6) is a sort of "bonus round" they employ to get more rikishi to 3 wins more quickly, just to speed up the whole qualification process. On both days they happened to start off with 4 rikishi on 2 wins, and rather than stop after the two initial bouts, they played off the two losers as well. There will be some of that tomorrow, too, possibly even with two extra rounds and somebody getting three matches.

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Fujita reminds me of Kagayaki when he was still called Tatsu. Tall, strong, well-build, naive, and clueless. Kagayaki has greatly improved lately, though.

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There is a recruit with Self-Defense Forces experience. He joined them in Kyoto, only be be released after two weeks. Iwagami Taishi did some sumo in high school, going as far as being runner-up in an all-Japan event representing his school. He later quit sumo to take up handball, but watched sumo on TV.

Standing at 1,79 cm and weighting only 85 kg he will join the Minezaki-beya. He wants to ge bigger [of course] become Ozeki and do sumo like his shisho.

The last rikishi with that kind of experience was the sekiwake Tamanofuji, who joined sumo, quit to join the SDF but came back to sumo later.

I'm curious about these two cases, as I thought that once you quit you could not come back. Yet here are two instances of people who joined, quit, and came back. I wonder if they were allowed to return because they had not been involved for very long, or had not gotten very far. Or maybe there's an exemption for military service?

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The guy mentioned there never officially retired, he was just banzuke-gai the entire time.

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The guy mentioned there never officially retired, he was just banzuke-gai the entire time.

No, Tamanofuji was definitely out. His Japanese Wikipedia article attributes it to a laxer enforcement of the "can't return" rule in those days. He wasn't the only one in the late 1960s anyway - kyokai-gai status (not really a status, of course) can't be searched on the DB directly, but feel free to pick through this Google search and you'll find some more 1960s rikishi in there, in between quite a few from before WWII when things worked even more differently.

And naturally I just noticed we've even had a thread about this here before: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=28687

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Day 7:

Results:

Mz9 Iwagami (3-2) Mz8 Watatani (2-3)

Mz12 Asaokado (2-3) Mz14 Fujita (3-4)

Mz1 Urutora (2-4) Mz4 Kadokura (0-5)

Mz13 Kunitoshi (1-4) Mz10 Fukuazuma (2-3)

Mz12 Asaokado (3-3) Mz8 Watatani (2-4)

Mz1 Urutora (3-4) Mz10 Fukuazuma (2-4)

No third round after all, although it would have been possible to play off Watatani and Fukuazuma for another bout, oh well.

Final standings:

Qualified:

#01 Mz6 Hamamachi Kokonoe 3-0

#02 Mz7 Ueno Shikihide 3-0

#03 Mz2 Kiribayama Michinoku 3-1

#04 Mz3 Homarenishiki Nishikido 3-1

#05 Mz11 Tsukimoto Isenoumi 3-1

#06 Mz5 Miyazaki Tokitsukaze 3-2

#07 Mz9 Iwagami Minezaki 3-2

#08 Mz14 Fujita Shikoroyama 3-4

#09 Mz12 Asaokado Takasago 3-3

#10 Mz1 Urutora Shikihide 3-4

Remaining order:

#11 Mz8 Watatani Arashio 2-4 (second win on Day 6)

#12 Mz10 Fukuazuma Tamanoi 2-4 (second win on Day 7)

#13 Mz13 Kunitoshi Hakkaku 1-4

#14 Mz4 Kadokura Kokonoe 0-5

Presentation of the rookies tomorrow.

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I was about to post something about Kadokura but he's only 15 (2 years younger than any other from maezumo).

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Presentation:

Shikona:

Kiribayama = 霧馬山

Homarenishiki = 誉錦

Asaokado = 朝大門

Fukuazuma = 福東

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Mae-zumo is in the database now. Thanks a lot for all the results here.

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Better late than never - yesterday the Kyokai posted some shussehiro pictures from the Natsu basho, showing this basho's group of new recruits in kesho-mawashi. After leaving the dohyo, a wakaimonogashira leads the shindeshi to the various departments around the Kokugikan to greet the oyakata and other staff.

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The participating gyoji was Kimura Yasutaka.

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Hamamatsu, Kokonoe-beya.

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Ueno, Shikihide-beya.

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Kiribayama, Michinoku-beya.

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Homarenishiki, Nishikido-beya. He is wearing a kesho-mawashi belonging to his shisho, former Sekiwake Mitoizumi.

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Tsukimoto, Isenoumi-beya.

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Miyazaki, Tokitsukaze-beya.

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Iwagami, Minezaki-beya. He too is wearing a kesho-mawashi belonging to his shisho, former Maegashira Misugiiso.

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Asaokado, Takasago-beya.

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Watatani, Arashio-beya.

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Fukuazuma, Tamanoi-beya.

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Kunitoshi, Hakkaku-beya.

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Kadokura, Kokonoe-beya.

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Senshuraku extras - the recruits return to the dohyo for the teuchi-shiki and kami-okuri ceremonies.

In the shitaku-beya, wakaimonogashira Iyozakura gives the recruits some instructions on what to do on the dohyo.

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The recruits receive a sip of sake.

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Teuchi-shiki, clapping of hands.

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And finally, Kimura Takao is launched into the air in the kami-okuri ceremony.

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Better late than never - yesterday the Kyokai posted some shussehiro pictures from the Natsu basho,

The pics won't load at 2 of my locations so far, Reget error log:

[10013 WSAEACCES - The requested address is a broadcast address, but the appropriate flagwas not set] in "CSession::Connect->connect"

All old pics are inaccessible as well.

The site might get blocked now.

Edit: all pics are back now

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