Disclaimer/introduction for new players The Wall: If a sumotori gets his first makekoshi (MK = losing record) in that respective division, it's called "hitting the wall" (KK = winning record, means missing the wall, which is a good thing). For makuuchi this basho it's Takanosho and Kiribayama. For Kiribayama it's his first try in makuuchi. In juryo we have 2 guys to fight the wall, Kotonowaka and Kotoshoho.   Promotion/demotion/kadoban: Takayasu had a losing record at Ozeki rank last basho and was demoted to Sekiwake. With 10 wins he has the chance for a immediate repromotion to Ozeki. Goeido dropped out of Kyushu 2019 pretty early with an injury. He is kadoban and has to rake in a KK, or he gets demoted to Sekiwake. It's the 9th time he has to fight for his rank. Asanoyama has a slim chance for promotion to Ozeki. A yusho with 12/13+ wins could be enough to give him the nod.   Guess the colour of the giant macaron: One of the prices for the yusho winner is a giant fake macaron (as placeholder for a load of real, normal sized macarons from one of the best Pâtisseries in Paris). The colour varies and it has become a popular game to guess it. Last basho it was golden.