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Tomorrow on the 7th the 40th Nihon Ozumo tournament in the kokugikan, with also shokkiri etc. and as special 40 years event the 3 OB bouts, of oyakata still with but mostly those without topknot, like it was standard on the schedule in the past: Takamisakari (Furiwake) - Homasho (Tatsutagawa)

Kyokutenho (Oshima) - Tokitsuumi (Tokitsukaze)

Kotooshu (Naruto)- Kotonishiki (Asahiyama).

Fuji TV shows it from 16:05-17:20 JST, with Shibatayama-oyakata commenting.

only one page in English: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/gaiyou_en.html

http://www.sanspo.com/sports/news/20160206/sum16020605020001-n1.html

the tournament graph

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as pdf: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/img/image_tor_01.pdf

juryo: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/img/image_tor_02.pdf

pdf flyer: http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/40_grandsumo.pdf

old results:

39th http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/img/39th_tournament.gif

38th http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/img/38th_tournament.gif

37th http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/img/37th_tournament.gif

36th http://www.fujitv.co.jp/events/grandsumo/img/36th_tournament.gif

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Chiyootori vs Chiyotairyu in the preliminary round; amusing how that worked out. The bracket looks mostly randomized except for the stratification by ranks. The top 4 are placed in separate brackets, then the next 4 are placed to fill in the rest of the top 8 to be as far apart as possible, then the rest of the top 16 are placed to keep them as far apart as possible, then those ranked lowest are put into preliminary matches as needed. The placement of everyone within those strata looks completely random. It also looks weird to have 4 preliminary matches in one half the bracket and 2 in the other, and where in the bracket they were placed looks mostly random, with the Kokonoe-beya match mentioned earlier being the only preliminary match that doesn't go on to face someone in the second 8, with the winner there facing the 7th seed Tochiozan instead of Aoiyama.

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Hakuho defeated Kotoshogiku in qf.

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Harumafuji defeated Kisenosato

Hakuho defeated Tochiozan (a different kimarite)

Finals: Hakuho yorikiri Harumafuji

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Gathered some pics of the oyakata. Looks fun.

Takamisakari vs Homasho

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Kyokutenho vs Tokitsuumi

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Kotonishiki prepares

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paired with his opponent Kotooshu

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still in good spirits :-D

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40th Fuji TV Nihon ozumo tournament
Hakuho tied the top (Chiyonofuji, Akebono, Asashoryu) with his 4th yusho at this tournament, after 4 years again. Seiro won in juryo. http://www.sankei.com/sports/news/160207/spo1602070019-n1.html

yobimodoshi against Mitakeumi in the 3rd round (his 2nd bout)
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qf against Kotoshogiku - uwatedashinage
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final against Harumafuji - yorikiri
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also commentator Shibatayama-oyakata hands him the trophy (after the broadcast ended) - 2.5 million yen prize money
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and a yusho interview just for the hall
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the OB bouts
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the Robocop performance still tops the Koto-Bauer
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yorikiri win against ex-Homasho with the fresh haircut
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e-Kyokutenho won against ex-Tokitsuumi
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ex-Kotonishiki tried a Koto-Bauer
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the original
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ex-Kotooshu was not impressed
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nearly like Kotoshogiku with the kids
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he trains too much hammer throwing
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The whole tournament and the OB-bouts in 1080p HD - the complete broadcast stripped of all nuisance

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spectator videos, more from the OB bouts and other parts of the event as well

Hakuho's yobimodoshi against Mitakeumi

Robocop

Osh

taiko

shokkiri

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and the rest of the pics that caught my eye
this one changed later, so I had to use another version
where did they come from?
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Robcop in the mood
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apparently the fans in the hall were on his side this time
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'not much more than on a good kensho day'
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Thank you very much for these great pictures and videos! This is my first Ozumo Tournament, I've never seen fighting rikishi outside a regular basho. But this is a great way to mobolize the fans. I'm guessing these results don't count when they preparing the next Banzuke, do they?

Great sumo by Sokokurai, Yoshikaze, Kisenosato, Harumafuji and Hakuho. What is up with Kakuryu?

Shokkiri is a very interesting bit of tradition, I've never heard of it, but it really fascinates me! Does anyone know the names of the two rikishi who took part in the routine?

And last: to watch the pre-match practice of Takamisakari one more time meant the world for me. I remember him from my childhood, of course he was one of my favorites. I always thought about how embarassing could it be for him to lose after all these huffs and puffs and screams :) Very nostalgic to see him fighting again, and he did pretty well! Weird sumo, but fun! :)

I did some research of him (didn't know he was an oyakata under the name of Furiwake) and I learned that he works in the Azumazeki beya, but he is not the master. It came into my view, that he has a higher all-time best rank than the master of the beya, more experience, and he also is older than ex-Ushiomaru Azumazeki Daigoro. Why Furiwake is not the leader of that beya? Would sy explain it to me? Thanks in advance!

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Shokkiri is a very interesting bit of tradition, I've never heard of it, but it really fascinates me! Does anyone know the names of the two rikishi who took part in the routine?

East rikishi is Takamisato. Unsure of the other fellow.

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Thank you very much for these great pictures and videos! This is my first Ozumo Tournament, I've never seen fighting rikishi outside a regular basho. But this is a great way to mobolize the fans. I'm guessing these results don't count when they preparing the next Banzuke, do they?

I did some research of him (didn't know he was an oyakata under the name of Furiwake) and I learned that he works in the Azumazeki beya, but he is not the master. It came into my view, that he has a higher all-time best rank than the master of the beya, more experience, and he also is older than ex-Ushiomaru Azumazeki Daigoro. Why Furiwake is not the leader of that beya? Would sy explain it to me? Thanks in advance!

The result of this one-day tournament does not count at all for the banzuke making, only the results of the 6 15-days hon-bashos have an incidence on the ranking of the rikishi

It is quite current for a heya to have more than one oyakata. There is the main oyakata, the name of whom is also the name of the heya, and the other one that are just trainers. The fact to have been a better rikishi does not imply the fact to have the leadership of the heya. It is just the fact to own a kabu.

In the case of Azumazeki-beya, it is a branch of Takasago-beya, founded by then Azumazeki-oyakata (former Sekiwake Takamiyama) in 1986. Both Ushiomaru and Takamisakari are Azumazeki-beya rikishis. In 2009 when Takamiyama reached 65, he sold his kabu to Ushiomaru, who went intai at this occasion and took over the heya. In 2010 Takamisakari bought the Furiwake kabu before his retirement and for a time Ushiomaru was his oyakata.

One day perhaps moto-Takamisakari will want to have his own heya and branch from Azumazuki to create Furiwake-beya

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more spectator videos

Hakuho's yusho interview

keiko with kids - Kotoshogiku and Goeido with kids from the Tokyo International School

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Against opponents of that level maybe Goeido can manage 7 or 8 wins next basho.

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