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I need some statistics about rare or never used kimarite for a lecture (tomorrow). Would be great if somebody could help?

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Total number of kimarite in the database: 525739.

Some of the choices in the database bout query such as ushirohikimawashi are no longer part of the official list. The following all should be in some sense.

Kimarite with less than 1000:

amiuchi: 256

ashitori: 592

chongake: 118

gasshohineri: 24

harimanage: 75

hikkake: 673

ipponzeoi: 70

izori: 42

kainahineri: 717

kakenage: 959

kakezori: 0

kawazugake: 98

kekaeshi: 581

ketaguri: 641

kimetaoshi: 665

komatasukui: 448

koshinage: 20

kubihineri: 65

makiotoshi: 894

mitokorozeme: 26

nichonage: 164

nimaigeri: 175

omata: 24

sabaori: 141

sakatottari: 98

shumokuzori: 1

sotokomata: 88

sototasukizori: 0

sotomuso: 48

susoharai: 299

susotori: 25

tasukizori: 15

tottari: 877

tsukaminage: 11

tsumatori: 10

tsuriotoshi: 93

uchimuso: 407

uwatehineri: 856

waridashi: 76

watashikomi: 806

yaguranage: 104

yobimodoshi: 36

zubuneri: 172

hansoku: 96

Losing "techniques" (isamiashi is over 1000):

koshikudake: 180

tsukite: 86

fumidashi: 65

tsukihiza: 141

New kimarite (225946 total kimarite recorded since 2001):

sokubiotoshi: 249

okuritsuriotoshi: 9

kozumatori: 16

ushiromotare: 48

okurinage: 165

okurihikiotoshi: 57

kotehineri: 41

okurigake: 1

okuritsuridashi: 13

osakate: 29

tokkurinage: 30

tsutaezori: 13

So there's a couple official kimarite that have never been used since they've been recorded for long enough that we still have record of them, and a couple others that have only been used once. Outside of that, only one has been used less than 10 times in recorded history, and it's one of the new ones introduced in 2001.

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If there`s no recorded use of a kimarite, how it come to became a kimarite? :-S

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It might be theoretical, or it might have happened before things got recorded permanently and was thought to be important enough to distinguish from similar kimarite.

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Based on the way even "normal" kimarite are named and defined I assume a "theoretical" kimarite would be something like "Hey, if he were to do what he just did backwards/from behind/from outside/standing on one leg, how would we call that?" Its perfectly possible that this results in a theoretical way to win that's completely distinct from any other kimarite, its physically possible and at the same time extremely improbable.

Not to mention the fact that some of the more complicated and rare kimarite tend to get "downgraded" to the more basic ones, simply because the people who call the kimarite have a tendency to go for the more usual characterizations . A well known example is, of course, Mainoumi's mitokorozeme attempt vs Akebono that was called an uchigake, and a counter-example might be Hakuho's relatively recent yobimodoshi that I seriously doubt would have been called as such if he hadn't announced beforehand he'd be trying for that...

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...and just because they haven't been called doesn't mean they haven't been used.

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And then the 5 future ones, of which not even the name might have been seen before, but which might be already under development by some secret NSK department.

In the 30 year old kokugikan, as part of many renovations to come - the main part to start in 2017, the kimarite display on the electric scoreboard has been changed to LED, with larger characters and from Mincho to a sumo-ji font (used to write the banzuke etc.)
92 different kimarite etc. can now be displayed, before only 77 - is a reform in the making? At the moment there are 82 kimarite +5 non techniques.
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASH9L6DL5H9LUTQP02Z.html

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