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Asashosakari    11,031

(Surely deserving of its own thread.)

35-year-old Kitataiki (Tokyo, Yamahibiki-beya) has decided to retire. A bit of a late bloomer, having made juryo just shy of his 25th birthday, he nevertheless proceeded to spend the next 10 years in the salaried divisions, tallying 38 tournaments ranked in makuuchi (high rank maegashira 2) and 22 in juryo. One of 8 sekitori raised by the late dai-yokozuna Kitanoumi, these results mark him as the most successful one among them. Kitataiki's best results in the top division were a trio of 10-5 records, which did not result in sansho consideration, so his greatest successes came in the juryo division where he earned two championships, one in 2009 just prior to establishing himself as a makuuchi mainstay, the other towards the end of his career in 2015.

As mentioned by Akinomaki, Kitataiki will be staying in the Kyokai as Onogawa-oyakata, a kabu long held by his former shisho Kitanoumi.


(On a sidenote: This retirement appears to be a rather short-notice thing, as it looks like he has actually been scheduled for a bout on Day 2...)

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Bumpkin    351

Quite the iron man. Only 2 absences in 119 bashos. 1297 appearances. 649 wins and 648 losses. I guess he quit while he was ahead.

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Gurowake    1,644
5 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

(On a sidenote: This retirement appears to be a rather short-notice thing, as it looks like he has actually been scheduled for a bout on Day 2...)

Assuming no sekitori withdraw or return, they *could* pair Shimanoumi up in Juryo instead of giving him a free win while having Terutsuyoshi have his second match early (which is what normally would happen).

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ryafuji    272
12 hours ago, Bumpkin said:

Quite the iron man. Only 2 absences in 119 bashos. 1297 appearances. 649 wins and 648 losses. I guess he quit while he was ahead.

What are those two absences? From this forthcoming tournament? He’s never missed a bout before.

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21 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

(On a sidenote: This retirement appears to be a rather short-notice thing, as it looks like he has actually been scheduled for a bout on Day 2...)

 

If his trademark bout preparation is any indication, he probably started to announce his intentions mid-November.

 

Seemed like a laid-back guy. I will surely miss him.

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Yubinhaad    7,070

First day on the job for the new Onogawa-oyakata (left), pictured with Araiso-oyakata (former Maegashira Tamaasuka):

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Akinomaki    17,923
Posted (edited)

Todai was the danpatsushiki of Kitataiki and Onogawa name succession party in the kokugikan, with about 300 having a cut

close friend Kisenosato cutting

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final cut by Yamahibiki-oyakata

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Tochinoshin and Aoiyama at the party in the event space down below

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Edited by Akinomaki
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Bugman    293
Posted (edited)
On 1/14/2018 at 11:27, yorikiried by fate said:

 

If his trademark bout preparation is any indication, he probably started to announce his intentions mid-November.

 

Seemed like a laid-back guy. I will surely miss him.

I remember he used to take quite a while to get going, but i was always impressed with the effort he put into his matches.

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Eikokurai    213
9 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Todai was the danpatsushiki of Kitataiki and Onogawa name succession party in the kokugikan, with about 300 having a cut

close friend Kisenosato cutting

s.jpg 0180603at51_t.jpgo sum18060318210002-m3.jpgo origin_1.jpgo

201806030000669-w200_0.jpgo20180603-OHT1I50144-N.jpgo

final cut by Yamahibiki-oyakata

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Tochinoshin and Aoiyama at the party in the event space down below

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Is there a Japanese term for the ‘name succession’ part of it?

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Eikokurai    213
2 hours ago, Eikokurai said:

Is there a Japanese term for the ‘name succession’ part of it?

Answering my own question here. It’s a 襲名披露 or shumei hirou. As in “年寄「小野川」襲名披露”.

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Asashosakari    11,031
5 hours ago, Eikokurai said:

Answering my own question here. It’s a 襲名披露 or shumei hirou. As in “年寄「小野川」襲名披露”.

Just to add, the Kyokai generally (but not consistently) uses 襲名 shūmei alone to describe any kabu succession, and 継承、襲名 keishō, shūmei to specifically denote a permanent adoption of a name (= new ownership of a kabu).

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Eikokurai    213
13 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

Just to add, the Kyokai generally (but not consistently) uses 襲名 shūmei alone to describe any kabu succession, and 継承、襲名 keishō, shūmei to specifically denote a permanent adoption of a name (= new ownership of a kabu).

Yes, I came across both 襲名 and 襲名披露 in articles about this. The former seems to be the term for the name change itself and the latter for the public announcement of that name change. I hadn’t come across 継承 but it makes perfect sense. 

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Akinomaki    17,923
Posted (edited)

The NSK from Kitataiki's danpatsu-shiki

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the okami-san at the obligatory work

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more/better pics from the papers

Kisenosato

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oyakata

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party guests: Tochinoshin and Mitakeumi

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