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That is too much praise to give it a like, so I just say: the same goes for you.

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Day 8:

1. Kakuryu 227

2. Terunofuji 128

3. Kisenosato 100

4. Endo 80

5. Yoshikaze 64

6. Okinoumi 59

7. Kotoshogiku 54

8. Toyonoshima 40

9. Aminishiki 33

10 Tochiozan 31

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I wonder if Kakuryu might get close to bagging record envelopes with the increased number and being sole Yokozuna this basho.

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Day 9:

1. Kakuryu 269

2. Terunofuji 157

3. Kisenosato 100

4. Endo 97

5. okinoumi 78

6. Yoshikaze 65

7. Kotoshogiku 64

8. Toyonoshima 43

9. Aminishiki 33

10 Tochiozan 31

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Day 10:

1. Kakuryu 269

2. Terunofuji 171

3. Kisenosato 100

4. Endo 97

5. Kotoshogiku 89

6. Okinoumi 78

7. Yoshikaze 65

8. Myogiryu 52

9. Toyonoshima 45

10 Tochiozan 37

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Day 11:

1. Kakuryu 307

2. Terunofuji 190

3. Kisenosato 123

4. Endo 97

5. Kotoshogiku 89

6. Okinoumi 78

7. Yoshikaze 65

8. Myogiryu 52

9. Toyonoshima 47

10 Aminishiki 37

10 Tochiozan 37

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Day 12:

1. Kakuryu 347

2. Terunofuji 190

3. Kisenosato 139

4. Endo 116

5. Kotoshogiku 89

6. Okinoumi 78

7. Yoshikaze 65

8. Tochiozan 55

9. Myogiryu 52

10 Toyonoshima 47

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Day 13:

1. Kakuryu 381
2. Terunofuji 190
3. Kisenosato 171
4. Endo 135
5. Kotoshogiku 95
6. Okinoumi 78
7. Yoshikaze 67
8. Tochiozyn 60
9. Myogiryu 56
10 Toyonoshima 47

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Day 14:

1. Kakuryu 439

2. Terunofuji 190

3. Kisenosato 171

4. Endo 135

5. Kotoshogiku 112

6. Okinoumi 78

7. Yoshikaze 67

8. Myogiryu 65

9. Goeido 62

10 Tochiozan 60

The 58 kensho Kakuryu got today are the second most placed in a single bout in modern times, only surpassed by the 61 kensho Hakuho recieved for beating Kakury on senshuraku in hatsubasho this year. The maximum kensho limit usually was 50 + 1 per bout, but it seams the kyokai generally has raised this limit to 60 + 1 in January.

I won't be surprized if we see 61 kensho in the last bout tomorrow.

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While the 15 days sell-out couldn't be stopped by it, Hakuho's kyujo led to a finish below the apparently guaranteed 2000 mark: 1979 are still the most kensho ever for a basho and day 15 also had the most ever for a day: 175. The 61 kensho on Kakuryu's bout were the 2nd time that top number for one bout was reached.

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20150927/sum15092721200013-n1.html

This basho is about to see a record of more than 2000 kensho. The sponsors already have applied for 2095, a great deal more than the record from the Natsu basho of 1776.

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only 4 Hakuho with 146

116 less than expected and Hakuho only for day 1 and 2 and maybe a few redistributed on day 3 - pretty much all his sponsors canceled their kensho then.

Hakuho out may endanger the 2000 mark for this basho - if the sponsors won't redistribute.

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Day 15:

1. Kakuryu 439

2. Terunofuji 251

3. Kisenosato 215

4. Endo 153

5. Kotoshogiku 130

6. Okinoumi 78

7. Yoshikaze 68

8. Myogiryu 65

9. Goeido 62

10 Tochiozan 60

I won't be surprized if we see 61 kensho in the last bout tomorrow.

As Akinomaki already mentioned my prediction became true. Terunofuji is now tied with Hakuho for winning the most kensho in a single bout.

Thanks for reading.

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A good list--all of the sanyaku save Tochinoshin, Yoshikaze reaping the reward of an amazing performance, and Endo cashing in on being Endo.

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A graph showing the change in the numbers of kensho per year since 2000
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Since it looks as though there's a kink in the graph for each year, that 2015 amount would presumably only be through 5 basho. I find it absolutely astonishing that demand for them has grown so much.

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I assume the price hasn't changed much (if at all?) and sumo is dominating the TV ratings through the week. Its very cheap now compared against the possible exposure level.

Yes, I just looked and the cost increased from 60,000 yen to 62,000 yen in 2014. Which is just $515. That's about the same as a small market radio spot. Honestly its surprising that there aren't more purchased when you have the possibility of it shown to a large chunk of the country on TV.

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Honestly its surprising that there aren't more purchased when you have the possibility of it shown to a large chunk of the country on TV.

They are not shown individually on TV, it's pure chance to see them there. Only when the mass of it is worth noticing, NHK shows a bit more. They often show something completely different just when the kensho of some less popular rikishi move around the dohyo. And the announcement sound is turned down.

Even on the NSK coverage they usually have Doskoi FM talking over it, the comments you can hear in the videos from Kintamayama. And they as well don't show close-ups of the kensho, but rather of the rikishi.

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Yeah, that's why I said 'the possibility'. For that price though the typical expected exposure is only a few thousand in normal advertising...

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Putting as many kensho as possible on Endo definitely gives good odds to be shown.

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Kensho for the Aki jungyo are a bit cheaper for a sponsor: e.g. 21 600 Yen for the Imabari-basho, no info about how it gets distributed.

http://imabaribasho.jp/img/kensho.pdf

Matsumoto has 50 000 Yen for a kensho sponsor.

http://matumoto-sumou.com/?page_id=457

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