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Akinomaki    15,440

The news video claims that it will be the first time a kensho is placed with the name of an agricultural produce: an Ishikawa pref., Kanazawa-city cooperative places 1 each day on Ishikawa pref.'s famous boy Endo's bouts - he's from Kanazawa gakuin high. The produce is Gorojima Kintoki satsuma-imo (sweet potatoes). They want to use the kensho banners for nationwide PR of this strictly local Kanazawa brand Kaga vegetable.

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Botanjiri    2

I hope the yobidashi carrying the banner is instructed to call out:  ya----kimo!  In recent years I have noticed trucks selling yakimo with speakers broadcasting a recorded version.

 

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Kintamayama    19,522

The most ever expected-2239 so far purchased. Former record-2153, last May.10 new companies. So far, most kensho are put on Kisenosato's bouts, followed by Hakuhou and Mitakeumi. The numbers may change depending on kyujos etc. , but for now, these are the numbers.

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Akinomaki    15,440
On 1/12/2018 at 14:06, Kintamayama said:

2239 so far purchased. Former record-2153, last May.10 new companies. So far, most kensho are put on Kisenosato's bouts, followed by Hakuhou and Mitakeumi. The numbers may change depending on kyujos etc. , but for now, these are the numbers.

12 new now, new sponsor is also Sasebo-city, Nagasaki - after 2 years a municipality again. For fixed personal kensho apparently way behind after the double top of Kisenosato and Hakuho, the following are Mitakeumi, Takayasu and Goeido, then Onosho. o

Sponsor for Aminishiki: Yamaha music foundation - with the mascot Pupple http://www.daily-tohoku.co.jp/news/kita_ar/20180113/201801120P195727.html

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Akinomaki    15,440

The standings in this thread are from the daily changing Nikkan page: https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/data/sm-standings.html

Day 1

44:    Hakuho
32:    Takakeisho
15:    Mitakeumi
10:    Kakuryu
10:    Goeido
9:    Takayasu
8:    Kotoyuki
7:    Endo
4:    Ishiura
4:    Kaisei
4:    Asanoyama
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Akinomaki    15,440

Day 2

54:    Hakuho
46:    Kisenosato
32:    Takakeisho
25:    Mitakeumi
20:    Goeido
19:    Kakuryu
19:    Takayasu
17:    Endo
12:    Kotoyuki
9:    Asanoyama
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Amamaniac    104

Not sure whether Kotoyuki has any dedicated sponsors, but he seems to have cashed in on his first two opponents of the tournament: Aminishiki and Terunofuji.

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Akinomaki    15,440

There are apparently not that many fixed kensho on Hakuho this basho - at most 14, but Hokutofuji should have at least 1 now himself

Day 3

54:    Hakuho
46:    Kisenosato
46:    Kakuryu
39:    Mitakeumi
36:    Takakeisho
29:    Goeido
26:    Takayasu
22:    Ichinojo
17:    Endo
14:    Hokutofuji
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Rocks    574

Takakeisho is raking it in. 

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Amamaniac    104

Didn't see the banner parade on day 1, but on day 2, Goeido had two Nagatanien banners.  Then on day 3, there were none.  What's up with that?

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Akinomaki    15,440
On 1/13/2018 at 20:14, Akinomaki said:

new sponsor is also Sasebo-city, Nagasaki

The 4th time of kensho by a municipality. As national PR for their Saikai national marine park on the Kyujuku islands -  1 each day on the last bout. http://www.nishinippon.co.jp/nnp/nagasaki/article/386735

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Akinomaki    15,440

Kakuryu now has a good chance to finish top this basho

Day 4

54:    Hakuho
54:    Kakuryu
48:    Mitakeumi
46:    Kisenosato
36:    Goeido
36:    Takakeisho
29:    Yoshikaze
26:    Takayasu
24:    Endo
22:    Ichinojo
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Qwerry    12

Hak - 44 - 10 - 14 - 29

Kise - 32 - 46 - 22 - (<21?)

Kak - 10 - 9 - 27 - 8

Next big bundle of money on Kise? 

 

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Kawabata    33

Surprised Kotoshogiku didn't jump onto the board with the big stack he got from the match against Kise

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Amamaniac    104
6 hours ago, Qwerry said:

Next big bundle of money on Kise? 

Whoever fights in the last bout of the day, generally takes the biggest purse of the day.  When there are more than one Yokozuna, they take turns fighting in the final bout of the day.  The top-ranked Yokozuna on the banzuke starts things off on day 1, and thus has the best chance of having the most opportunities to cash in.  Of course, the most lucrative situation is when there is only one Yokozuna on the banzuke or active in a tournament.  If we see Hakuho and Kisenosato withdraw, then Kakuryu will have the opportunity to rake in more kensho than usual.

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Akinomaki    15,440

Day 5

68:    Yoshikaze
63:    Kakuryu
56:    Mitakeumi
54:    Hakuho
46:    Kisenosato
39:    Takayasu
36:    Goeido
36:    Takakeisho
31:    Endo
29:    Tochinoshin
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Amamaniac    104

If someone told you that Yoshikaze would be at the top of the kensho total on day 5 of this (or any) tournament, you' probably say they were baka/crazy!  What is even more unbelievable is that Yoshikaze, a rank-and-filer, has a 2-3 record whereas Kakuryu, a Yokozuna, has a perfect 5-0 record.  The tide will probably shift tomorrow, as long as Kakuryu wins his bout...

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Akinomaki    15,440

Day 6

97:    Kakuryu
78:    Yoshikaze
68:    Mitakeumi
54:    Hakuho
46:    Kisenosato
39:    Takayasu
38:    Onosho
36:    Goeido
36:    Takakeisho
31:    Tochinoshin
31:    Endo

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