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2 new kensho banners will parade at the Hatsu-basho, at the last bout each day: for the new 3rd extra episode compilation of the eternally popular Berubara, the girls manga "The Rose of Versailles". The 1st appeared in 2013, 40 years after the end of the original series in the Weekly Margaret, published by Shueisha. The editorial department from Margaret: "Shojo manga and ozumo at first sight are very much apart, but we hope the solemn world view of Berubara is a good match for the very formal world of ozumo. Watch out for the gallant figure of Oscar parading around the dohyo." http://www.oricon.co.jp/news/2084176/full/

no doubt, they are counting on the sujo

design for banner 1 with Oscar

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banner 2

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The Hatsu basho is expected to get for the 2nd time in history more than 1900 kensho, but less than the top so far of 1979 at last Aki basho. Back to normal: leading at fixed kensho is Hahuko with 152, but no.2 Kotoshogiku is not far away with 150 (Hakuho had much more in the past). 3rd is Goeido with 132 (seems like Kise has lost his sponsors permanently to the J-yusho winners). http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2017/01/07/kiji/20170107s00005000057000c.html

Hatsu basho last year

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In the past we had some 1 time special kensho, like this time Berubara:

Natsu last year, JRA - Japan (keiba) racing association: 4 each day on the last bout for one special upcoming race, the Nihon derby: the 4 banners each time showed the name in 4 parts: 「日」「本」「ダー」「ビー」

Kyushu 2013 from Paul McCartney: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/32082-kensho-for-kyushu-2013/?do=findComment&comment=251089

Haru 2000 from Kenji Tamura the "Charcoal-grilled yakiniku Tamura" kensho: http://www.sumoforum.net/forums/topic/19818-kensho-standings-haru-2010/?do=findComment&comment=185919

http://www.sponichi.co.jp/entertainment/news/2017/01/07/kiji/20170106s00041000330000c.html

 

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Ishiura's market value is on the rise: he gets kensho from Daiwa Securities. They put 21 kensho for the whole basho, each day on another rikishi - the popular ones: Endo, Kisenosato, Kotoshogiku, Yoshikaze etc. - and also Ishiura. There have been examples in the past, but brokerage firms were rare customers for kensho so far. They are aiming for the best portfolio mix by placing them always on different rikishi - to maximize the publicity they get. http://www.hochi.co.jp/sports/sumo/20170107-OHT1T50053.html

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Day 1

41:    Kakuryu
20:    Hakuho
19:    Kisenosato
18:    Harumafuji
14:    Mitakeumi
10:    Kotoshogiku
9:    Takekaze
7:    Takanoiwa
6:    Shohozan
4:    Osunaarashi
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wonder if Osunaarashi is finally getting those kensho from his seiryu performance.

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Big fan of Oscar so hoping someone makes a few good pictures of the banners. :)

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21 hours ago, dada78641 said:

Big fan of Oscar so hoping someone makes a few good pictures of the banners. :)

The papers have some

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Day 2

48:    Kakuryu
46:    Mitakeumi
39:    Hakuho
29:    Kisenosato
18:    Harumafuji
10:    Kotoshogiku
10:    Endo
10:    Takekaze
9:    Goeido
9:    Okinoumi
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Day 3

77:    Hakuho
57:    Kakuryu
46:    Mitakeumi
39:    Kisenosato
18:    Harumafuji
17:    Takayasu
17:    Kotoshogiku
13:    Shohozan
12:    Takekaze
10:    Endo
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Day 4

90:    Hakuho
75:    Mitakeumi
57:    Kakuryu
48:    Kisenosato
22:    Harumafuji
20:    Goeido
19:    Endo
17:    Kotoshogiku
17:    Takayasu
14:    Shodai
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Day 4 was the second day in a row that no kensho/banners were present for Ichinojo's bouts.  Apparently, even his last hold-out sponsor has given up on him. ...  Presumably, Ichinojo's lacklustre performance was not drawing enough attention to the company to make their advertising investment pay off.  He'll have to prove his worth all over again.

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7 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

Apparently, even his last hold-out sponsor has given up on him. ...  

Things change. In March '16 I walked through Osaka station and nearly everywhere an oversized Ichinojo grinned on me. 

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Day 5

102:    Hakuho
75:    Mitakeumi
61:    Kisenosato
57:    Kakuryu
50:    Harumafuji
30:    Endo
27:    Takayasu
26:    Goeido
18:    Tamawashi
17:    Kotoshogiku
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Is it my imagination, or is Nagatanien cutting its kensho budget?  Gone are the days when we would see 5 Nagatanien banners paraded for at least one, if not more, bouts per day, not to mention scattered sponsorship for several other bouts in the Top Division.  Now, we are lucky to see three of their banners for a bout, and a token few for end-of-the-day Yokozuna bouts.  

For example, their initial enthusiasm for Endo has definitely cooled.  In the past, Nagatanien regularly placed five banners (i.e., kensho) on all of Endo's bouts, even going so far as creating special pinkish banners just for him.  Now Endo's daily allotment is just three kensho.

In today's (i.e., Day 5's) bouts, the great Yokozuna Hakuho received no sponsorship from Nagatanien, even though he looks to be headed for another championship.  More puzzling, Nagatanien is still sponsoring a lacklustre Terunofuji (a Mongolian wrestler that may be headed for demotion from his Ozeki status this year), while not sponsoring Kisenosato (a Japanese Ozeki who is still producing championship-worthy numbers).  That probably has more to do with Terunofuji being one of the faces of Nagatanien's products in TV ads.  

Sumo wrestlers have consistently represented Nagatanien in TV advertising, and the company's banners always receive special treatment by appearing first in any given banner parade.  But recently Nagatanien does not seem to be holding up its end of the mutual relationship (i.e., generous sponsorship)...

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Day 6

138:    Hakuho
85:    Mitakeumi
72:    Kisenosato
57:    Kakuryu
57:    Harumafuji
35:    Goeido
30:    Endo
27:    Takayasu
23:    Takarafuji
18:    Tamawashi
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Day 7

158:    Hakuho
93:    Kakuryu
86:    Kisenosato
85:    Mitakeumi
57:    Harumafuji
50:    Goeido
39:    Endo
38:    Takayasu
27:    Takarafuji
23:    Terunofuji
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On January 12, 2017 at 22:30, Amamaniac said:

More puzzling, Nagatanien is still sponsoring a lacklustre Terunofuji (a Mongolian wrestler that may be headed for demotion from his Ozeki status this year), while not sponsoring Kisenosato (a Japanese Ozeki who is still producing championship-worthy numbers). 

It would appear that Nagatanien decided to place two of its kensho banners on Kisenosato's bout (D7).  Finally, they seem to realize that Kise has a good chance at the championship.  But more to the point, Harumafuji went kyujo and so they had to reassign their kensho elsewhere...  Let's see what they do on D8.

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Day 8

158:    Hakuho
108:    Kakuryu
104:    Kisenosato
93:    Mitakeumi
57:    Harumafuji
51:    Arawashi
50:    Goeido
40:    Terunofuji
39:    Endo
38:    Takayasu
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Nearly no change even in numbers in the top 5, just a few more for Mitakeumi

Day 9

158:    Hakuho
108:    Kakuryu
104:    Kisenosato
96:    Mitakeumi
57:    Harumafuji
57:    Arawashi
56:    Goeido
55:    Takayasu
42:    Ikioi
41:    Kotoshogiku

Ikioi got 29 today http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1766139.html

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For his first kinboshi from Kakuryu, Arawashi only got 5 kensho (not the last bout), but 46 for the one from Hakuho: "Heavy" http://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/1765900.html

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Yoshikaze has secured a new private kensho sponsor: Orix Buffaloes' Kodai Sano, who had a stay as his "deshi" in Oguruma-beya on the 4th&5th this month. His parents run a yakiniku restaurant in Yoshikaze's hometown Saiki-city, Sharaku 炙楽, and that name will be on the kensho banners. Yoshikaze in his youth came to the restaurant as the friend of a cousin of Sano, that was the start of their relation. He already has sent Yoshikaze high class Saiki-beef which the restaurant serves. http://www.sponichi.co.jp/baseball/news/2017/01/16/kiji/20170116s00001173060000c.html

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Day 10

192:    Hakuho
117:    Kisenosato
108:    Kakuryu
98:    Mitakeumi
78:    Goeido
61:    Takayasu
57:    Arawashi
57:    Harumafuji
46:    Endo
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On 7.1.2017 at 13:20, Akinomaki said:

Natsu last year, JRA - Japan (keiba) racing association: 4 each day on the last bout for one special upcoming race, the Nihon derby: the 4 banners each time showed the name in 4 parts: 「日」「本」「ダー」「ビー」

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And after keiba, golf will be next: the PGA has a budget of 3 million yen for it. To attract more spectators they also hope that more oyakata will appear in the pro/ama tournaments of the senior tour - Naruto, Oshima and many more like playing golf, as Chiyonofuji did. http://www.sanspo.com/golf/news/20170117/gld17011705030002-n1.html

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12 hours ago, orandashoho said:

Question: what happens to the "final match" kensho when there is a fusen win? Do they just disappear?

Those on a specific rikishi will - if known early enough, the sponsors can redistribute some, like it was reported in the past for Hakuho's. The ones fixed simply on the last bout stay on the last bout: a fusen is never last, it gets announced earlier and a real bout is always last.

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Day 11

236:    Hakuho
143:    Kisenosato
108:    Kakuryu
103:    Mitakeumi
89:    Goeido
70:    Takayasu
57:    Harumafuji
57:    Arawashi
46:    Endo
42:    Ikioi
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