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PING GOLF Japan, the company Ikioi's fiancee has a golf tool supply contract with, will place kensho on Ikioi's bouts: "Golf and sumo. We'd like to support these 2 who jumped over the fences between sports." http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2018/08/23/kiji/20180822s00043000345000c.html

They plan to continue this also for Kyushu and after. http://www.hochi.co.jp/golf/20180822-OHT1T50264.html

The kensho banner design will be an arrangement of the PING logo mark on the golf bag and cap Mamiko uses.

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In addition to the one from Emerald coffee, Tochinoshin gets another kensho on each bout from Georgia coffee (Coca Cola Japan) for the new brand presented today: "Georgia grand low sugar" - he was at the presentation with the actor who will appear in the CMs

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Pretty bizarre....  I tried saying thanks to the post above but accidentally clicked haha. I tried to change it to thanks but apparently I have used up all of my likes today. (Idunno...)

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On 23/08/2018 at 02:32, Akinomaki said:

PING GOLF Japan, the company Ikioi's fiancee has a golf tool supply contract with, will place kensho on Ikioi's bouts: "Golf and sumo. We'd like to support these 2 who jumped over the fences between sports." http://www.sponichi.co.jp/sports/news/2018/08/23/kiji/20180822s00043000345000c.html

They plan to continue this also for Kyushu and after. http://www.hochi.co.jp/golf/20180822-OHT1T50264.html

The kensho banner design will be an arrangement of the PING logo mark on the golf bag and cap Mamiko uses.

201808230000136-w200_0.jpgo

That's an odd couple.  I wonder if Ikioi plays golf and vice versa.  :-)    

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No surprise: the most kensho ever are expected for this basho - and if all top men make it through the end, this will surely happen: 2273 kensho have been applied for - the record for this (applied kensho) is 2219, from last year Natsu, which also is the basho with the most kensho ever so far: 2153.

360 kensho are fixed for the 15 last bouts of each day (24 per day), personal fixed kensho leader is Kisenosato with just 170 - the record for that is by him with over 600 at that Natsu basho, 2nd most is Mitakeumi with 153, and Ikioi is in the top collectors list now, thanks to Mamiko.

10 new kensho sponsors.

http://www.daily.co.jp/general/2018/09/07/0011617279.shtml

http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2018090701049&g=spo

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Kise in the 3rd to last bout - but against now big(ger) kensho magnet Ikioi

Day 1

38:    Kisenosato
31:    Kakuryu
13:    Mitakeumi
11:    Hakuho
10:    Tochinoshin
9:    Takayasu
8:    Kaisei
7:    Ichinojo
7:    Kotoshogiku
5:    Shohozan
5:    Takanoiwa
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Hakuho against new giant Ikioi in the last bout (24 kensho fixed) with 41 got 3 more then Kise on day 1 (which has more kensho than most other days) - Kise had 25 against kensho dwarf Takakeisho. Kaisei has none, so 6 has to be the number of fixed kensho for Kakuryu. Hakuho seems to have 10 (Tamawashi as sanyaku usually has 1).

Day 2

63:    Kisenosato
52:    Hakuho
37:    Kakuryu
24:    Mitakeumi
16:    Takayasu
14:    Abi
14:    Tochinoshin
13:    Kotoshogiku
8:    Kaisei
7:    Ichinojo
7:    Takarafuji
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On 23/08/2018 at 11:32, Akinomaki said:

PING GOLF Japan, the company Ikioi's fiancee has a golf tool supply contract with, will place kensho on Ikioi's bouts:

The kensho banner design will be an arrangement of the PING logo mark on the golf bag and cap Mamiko uses.

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other new kensho banners - sponsor homepage links are on the pages of the banner maker TOMAC - the main maker of standard banners - the banners from big companies are either not listed or by special makers: http://www.tanakahataten.co.jp/kisei/?ca=7 - there are 19 pages with kensho banners, till http://www.tanakahataten.co.jp/kisei/index.php?p=19&ca=7

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Only 40 for Kise in the last bout - if Yutakayama has only the koshihikari kensho, that are 15 personal kensho for Kise. Hakuho has the 11 apparently on his own. Kakuryu had 14 against Ikioi and 6 against Kaisei: 8 for Ikioi.

Day 3

103:    Kisenosato
63:    Hakuho
51:    Kakuryu
32:    Mitakeumi
23:    Takayasu
18:    Kotoshogiku
15:    Asanoyama
14:    Tochinoshin
14:    Abi
10:    Shohozan
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Everybody has the kensho minimum against Kaisei: Kise had 14, but was the Morinaga-sho on him as well? It more or less is a fixed kensho for him, the undisputed crowd favorite.

Day 4

117:    Kisenosato
79:    Kakuryu
77:    Hakuho
43:    Mitakeumi
30:    Takayasu
20:    Shohozan
18:    Kotoshogiku
18:    Tochinoshin
17:    Goeido
15:    Shodai
15:    Asanoyama
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Kise reached the 100 kensho mark in just three days.  This seems to reflect the support of sponsors of Kisenosato's comeback/do-or-die tournament.  Over the last six tournaments,  Kakuryu came close in May with 92.  But otherwise, the third-day totals have been rather low.

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The 5 5-0 sanyaku in the top 5. Asanoyama with 4-1 is a surprise: he got those kensho without a win against a top kensho magnet, jumped into the ranking from likely 6 kensho to 15 with a win against Abi. Abi has not just the Endo kensho, but likely 3 fixed kensho on his own, Asanoyama maybe 2, but it seems that many kensho are put on a special pairing this basho, especially for those 2, and are not just fixed on  individual rikishi. Kotoshogiku has apparently still 4 fixed kensho.

Day 5

135:    Kisenosato
111:    Hakuho
86:    Kakuryu
55:    Mitakeumi
42:    Takayasu
22:    Asanoyama
20:    Shohozan
19:    Abi
18:    Kotoshogiku
18:    Tochinoshin
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On 13/09/2018 at 14:14, Akinomaki said:

but it seems that many kensho are put on a special pairing this basho

Day 5

     
20:    Shohozan      
19:    Abi
18:    Kotoshogiku
18:    Tochinoshin

All have just 3 wins. Seems like some pairing more interest than georgian bear. And Goeido... %) 

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Chiyotairyu with 40 and the kinboshi pay increase had the best day of his career

Day 6

135:    Kisenosato
120:    Hakuho
93:    Kakuryu
55:    Mitakeumi
47:    Takayasu
40:    Chiyotairyu
33:    Asanoyama
31:    Goeido
29:    Tochinoshin
22:    Abi
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I counted the kensho banners for Kise's Day 6 bout.  I am confident in saying that there were 41 banners in total (14+14+[12+1]).  Chiyotairyu had no kensho prizes going in, and walked out with 40.  

Is the difference therefore in the Morinaga-sho?  But the Morinaga-sho is determined by the fans and placed on a specific bout.  It shouldn't matter who the winner is.

So is this just another case of Nikkan Sports getting it wrong?

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41 for Chiyotairyu is in the papers (including Nikkan), but they don't correct it on the kensho list - likely they counted it from the daily kensho list on the torikumi leaflet, which doesn't include the Morinaga-sho

Day 7

153:    Kisenosato
142:    Hakuho
129:    Kakuryu
66:    Mitakeumi
53:    Takayasu
41:    Goeido
40:    Chiyotairyu
34:    Tochinoshin
33:    Asanoyama
28:    Abi
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Hakuho takes the lead, and Chiyotairyu gets another big bunch - but was it 10 plus the correction or 11 kensho today? And not just Abi, also Shohozan must have a lot of sponsors now: he likely got again 10 today against Abi, the rest of 15 kensho since day 5 are from a win against Myogiryu, who has 1 fixed. Shohozan 2 times got 5 against Tochiozan and Kagayaki, who maybe have 1 regular kensho, maybe none - and 10 against Kotoshogiku.


Day 8

183:    Hakuho
153:    Kisenosato
133:    Kakuryu
66:    Mitakeumi
53:    Takayasu
51:    Chiyotairyu
50:    Goeido
36:    Asanoyama
35:    Shohozan
34:    Tochinoshin
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In my mind, it is pretty sad that Kakuryu (a Yokozuna and a yusho contender) can only attract 4 kensho in his (off-day) bout!

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5 hours ago, Amamaniac said:

In my mind, it is pretty sad that Kakuryu (a Yokozuna and a yusho contender) can only attract 4 kensho in his (off-day) bout!

Back when Kakuryu was promoted, the media was in a real frenzy about Endo, such that there were plenty of people that didn't regularly follow Sumo that knew that Endo was a big star, but didn't even know Kakuryu had just been promoted.  Kakuryu isn't the kind of guy that captures much media attention, and obviously being Mongolian doesn't help any. 

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5 hours ago, Gurowake said:

Back when Kakuryu was promoted, the media was in a real frenzy about Endo, such that there were plenty of people that didn't regularly follow Sumo that knew that Endo was a big star, but didn't even know Kakuryu had just been promoted.  Kakuryu isn't the kind of guy that captures much media attention, and obviously being Mongolian doesn't help any. 

Absolutely agree with everything you say, but it's still a crying shame.

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The standard limit of 50 kensho for Kise was not enough to regain the lead, usually 51 with Morinaga-sho - was that among the 23 on Hakuho against Mitakeumi ? 150 in all for Kakuryu so far is among his best results - only Endo and Ikioi were big kensho magnets, and 3 last bouts gave him about half - 72:  the 4 must be blamed on the pairing against Ichinojo - obviously one of the least attractive that day.

Day 9

206:    Hakuho
203:    Kisenosato
150:    Kakuryu
66:    Mitakeumi
60:    Takayasu
57:    Goeido
51:    Chiyotairyu
37:    Ryuden
36:    Asanoyama
35:    Kotoshogiku
35:    Shohozan
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At last a day with considerably more kensho for Kakuryu than just up to the number of both other yokozuna combined - the 3 yokozuna all have the chance of finishing on top, and it's highly unlikely that any below can make to the top 3

Day 10

221:    Kisenosato
216:    Hakuho
190:    Kakuryu
72:    Takayasu
66:    Mitakeumi
57:    Goeido
51:    Chiyotairyu
40:    Tochinoshin
39:    Asanoyama
37:    Ryuden
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That was not much for Tochinoshin's titanic effort, not even 1 rank up - at least he was voted most spirited today. Goeido-Endo-Ikioi and now Mitakeumi - one would think those wins get one into the rankings, but not Kaisei.

Day 11

262:    Hakuho
221:    Kisenosato
190:    Kakuryu
72:    Takayasu
66:    Mitakeumi
63:    Goeido
57:    Chiyotairyu
49:    Tochinoshin
39:    Asanoyama
37:    Ryuden
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