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Makuuchi

Hakuho       Y    Kakuryu
Takakeisho   O    ---
Asanoyama    S    Shodai
Hokutofuji   K    Endo

Daieisho     M1   Takayasu
Okinoumi     M2   Tokushoryu
Yutakayama   M3   Mitakeumi
Enho         M4   Abi
Ryuden       M5   Onosho
Myogiryu     M6   Kagayaki
Takarafuji   M7   Tamawashi
Shohozan     M8   Kiribayama
Takanosho    M9   Tochinoshin
Sadanoumi    M10  Tochiozan
Chiyotairyu  M11  Terutsuyoshi
Ishiura      M12  Ikioi
Kotoshogiku  M13  Aoiyama
Kaisei       M14  Nishikigi
Tsurugisho   M15  Chiyomaru
Azumaryu     M16  Shimanoumi
Meisei       M17  Daiamami
Kotonowaka   M18  ---

(The Kyokai website doesn't appear to be set up for displaying the yokozuna-ozeki designation, so I don't here either.)

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Juryo

Kotoyuki      J1   Hidenoumi
Chiyoshoma    J2   Wakatakakage
Terunofuji    J3   Daishoho
Tobizaru      J4   Daishomaru
Kotoeko       J5   Kyokushuho
Kotoshoho     J6   Akua
Mitoryu       J7   Churanoumi
Kyokutaisei   J8   Ichinojo
Kizakiumi     J9   Hoshoryu
Yago          J10  Takagenji
Wakamotoharu  J11  Midorifuji
Hakuyozan     J12  Asagyokusei
Chiyonoumi    J13  Tomokaze
Chiyootori    J14  Akiseyama
 

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Makushita-joi

Sokokurai      Ms1   Sakigake
Toyonoshima    Ms2   Kotodaigo
Asabenkei      Ms3   Fujiazuma
Chiyonoo       Ms4   Daiseido
Kaito          Ms5   Gokushindo
Shiba          Ms6   Toyohibiki
Oki            Ms7   Irodori
Roga           Ms8   Naya
Kaisho         Ms9   Chiyoarashi
Chiyonokuni    Ms10  Oshoryu
Jokoryu        Ms11  Kizenryu
Hokaho         Ms12  Yuma
Wakatakamoto   Ms13  Ryuko
Ryusei         Ms14  Chiyosakae
Kairyu         Ms15  Tsukahara
 

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The remainder:

Makushita

 

Hatooka        Ms16  Seiro
Ichiki         Ms17  Asakoki
Bushozan       Ms18  Mifuneyama
Kitaharima     Ms19  Tsurubayashi
Ayanoumi       Ms20  Shonannoumi
Hokutotsubasa  Ms21  Tanabe
Tomisakae      Ms22  Kyokusoten
Takakento      Ms23  Kainoryu
Tokisakae      Ms24  Nionoumi
Kototsubasa    Ms25  Hokutoyo
Omoto          Ms26  Kotodairyu
Tsushimanada   Ms27  Wakayama
Yokoe          Ms28  Kotoozutsu
Shiraishi      Ms29  Horyuyama
Kitadaichi     Ms30  Shohoryu
Sagatsukasa    Ms31  Kagamio
Terasawa       Ms32  Kotokuzan
Nakazono       Ms33  Tochikamiyama
Kitanowaka     Ms34  Chiyonokatsu
Hokutokawa     Ms35  Yuki
Higoarashi     Ms36  Obayama
Kawamoto       Ms37  Okinofuji
Gochozan       Ms38  Asahisho
Saidaiji       Ms39  Keitenkai
Aozora         Ms40  Amanoshima
Hokutoo        Ms41  Oginosho
Takaryu        Ms42  Daishoryu
Shoji          Ms43  Wakanoumi
Tochiseiryu    Ms44  Gagamaru
Itadaki        Ms45  Ichiyamamoto
Genki          Ms46  Amakaze
Tokushinho     Ms47  Kotoyusho
Higonojo       Ms48  Narutaki
Nishikifuji    Ms49  Sadanohana
Kotohayato     Ms50  Hiradoumi
Kainishiki     Ms51  Rao
Kotoseigo      Ms52  Hokutoshu
Kaizen         Ms53  Inoue
Hamayutaka     Ms54  Sadanohikari
Onojo          Ms55  Chiyoraizan
Dewanojo       Ms56  Kaiyudai
Tochinobori    Ms57  Murata
Shuji          Ms58  Fukuyama
Daishozen      Ms59  Suzuki
Fukamiyama     Ms60  Terao


Sandanme

 

Asatenmai     Sd1   Toma
Sasakiyama    Sd2   Masutoo
Tsushida      Sd3   Oazuma
Yamatoarashi  Sd4   Daikisho
Mugendai      Sd5   Byakko
Tochimaru     Sd6   Genbumaru
Tochikodai    Sd7   Azumasato
Tanahashi     Sd8   Asakishin
Katsunofuji   Sd9   Onokura
Akinoyama     Sd10  Tamakongo
Hikarugenji   Sd11  Nakashima
Kijuin        Sd12  Karatsuumi
Wayama        Sd13  Hodaka
Toshoyama     Sd14  Kaiho
Maikeru       Sd15  Okinohama
Aomihama      Sd16  Kihonoumi
Munakata      Sd17  Genkaiho
Daishokaku    Sd18  Yoshoyama
Yoshii        Sd19  Kotorikisen
Kotoryusei    Sd20  Shosei
Sakaekaze     Sd21  Oyamatoumi
Matsuda       Sd22  Tochimitsuru
Marusho       Sd23  Kiyonoumi
Tatsukaze     Sd24  Kurahashi
Seigo         Sd25  Azumasho
Hokutenkai    Sd26  Yutakasho
Akitoba       Sd27  Kirinofuji
Ito           Sd28  Matsuyama
Tennozan      Sd29  Masuminato
Ebisumaru     Sd30  Ura
Sadanoryu     Sd31  Daishosei
Wakanofuji    Sd32  Wakaichiro
Kaonishiki    Sd33  Hokutoryu
Tsugaruumi    Sd34  Tokunomusashi
Izumigawa     Sd35  Haruminato
Nishinoryu    Sd36  Daishoki
Mitotsukasa   Sd37  Ginseizan
Hikarifuji    Sd38  Shoketsu
Koshinoryu    Sd39  Mitozakura
Daitenma      Sd40  Toyoshimizu
Kotonoshu     Sd41  Amatsu
Asonishiki    Sd42  Dainichido
Kotokume      Sd43  Sazanami
Kamito        Sd44  Hagane
Tsuyukusa     Sd45  Masunoyama
Asanojo       Sd46  Kawabuchi
Tanakayama    Sd47  Aratora
Mihamaumi     Sd48  Kotosusumu
Komakiryu     Sd49  Daijo
Chura         Sd50  Kojima
Akashifuji    Sd51  Hitachigo
Tosaeizan     Sd52  Sakurafuji
Asadaimon     Sd53  Asakoga
Miryuzan      Sd54  Mutsukaze
Kotonoumi     Sd55  Ryuseio
Sadanokuni    Sd56  Musashiumi
Kanryu        Sd57  Yoshiazuma
Wakakinsho    Sd58  Kaiseijo
Ako           Sd59  Bankoku
Gorikiyama    Sd60  Oka
Kotozensho    Sd61  Mochizuki
Sakabayashi   Sd62  Yanagida
Tokimaru      Sd63  Taichiyama
Nankairiki    Sd64  Shobushi
Denzan        Sd65  Fujikawa
Aoi           Sd66  Fujisato
Kenshin       Sd67  Sakurai
Sadanogo      Sd68  Kotootomo
Mienosato     Sd69  Chiyooga
Kototora      Sd70  Komanokuni
Fukazawa      Sd71  Maenofuji
Yuriki        Sd72  Hamadayama
Kenyu         Sd73  Teraoumi
Daishomune    Sd74  Baraki
Seito         Sd75  Mukaida
Wakahiroto    Sd76  Kotokantetsu
Araoyama      Sd77  Yamenosato
Toukiryu      Sd78  Omote
Kyokuyuko     Sd79  Ryutsukasa
Saionji       Sd80  Hokuyozan
Haruhikari    Sd81  Akatsuki
Hokutohomare  Sd82  Takamiryu
Otsuji        Sd83  Nogami
Tochihayate   Sd84  Chiyodaigo
Imafuku       Sd85  Mishima
Wakaryusei    Sd86  Hisanotora
Fujinowaka    Sd87  Wakahizen
Roman         Sd88  Teraosho
Ayaminato     Sd89  Kotoito
Takataisho    Sd90  Anzai
Oba           Sd91  Asanotosa
Furanshisu    Sd92  Kamitani
Takabayama    Sd93  Kotomyozan
Ayakaze       Sd94  Harimanada
Yabugasaki    Sd95  Nakaishi
Dairaido      Sd96  Kotosato
Tatsunoumi    Sd97  Tsunekawa
Kaishin       Sd98  Kurokage
Kiritsubasa   Sd99  Daihisho
Umizaru       Sd100 Kotakiyama


Jonidan

 

Dewaazuma     Jd1   Tomiyutaka
Hibikiryu     Jd2   Taketsukasa
Tosamidori    Jd3   Kiryu
Tochikasuga   Jd4   Sumanoumi
Daiyusho      Jd5   Ryuki
Yamato        Jd6   Kasugaryu
Amamisho      Jd7   Etsunohana
Sakai         Jd8   Miyabishin
Ishiazuma     Jd9   Hidano
Kaiyuma       Jd10  Mimurodake
Taranami      Jd11  Daishowaka
Watanabe      Jd12  Kyokuhozan
Awanokuni     Jd13  Amane
Hienriki      Jd14  Kotoyamato
Chiyotenfu    Jd15  Nihonyanagi
Kayatoiwa     Jd16  Goshinryu
Fujinokaze    Jd17  Denuma
Tenichi       Jd18  Kotorikuzan
Wakayamanaka  Jd19  Dewanosora
Miyakogawa    Jd20  Sakaefuji
Oshozan       Jd21  Tochigidake
Kakutaiki     Jd22  Nakai
Kiyota        Jd23  Asadoji
Yoshimura     Jd24  Hamanoumi
Chiyotora     Jd25  Asahinishiki
Sekizuka      Jd26  Sadatsuyoshi
Yukiumi       Jd27  Kotoomura
Hokutonami    Jd28  Hitenryu
Kotokonno     Jd29  Fukuazuma
Kaorufuji     Jd30  Hokutoyoshi
Fukui         Jd31  Onagaya
Koki          Jd32  Terumichi
Chiyohokkai   Jd33  Tanji
Fukuminato    Jd34  Asashinjo
Ariake        Jd35  Chiyotaiko
Tenei         Jd36  Mori
Kotomanabe    Jd37  Higonoryu
Kasugamine    Jd38  Hirose
Kitajima      Jd39  Satonofuji
Shinyashiki   Jd40  Harada
Sawayaka      Jd41  Yashiroumi
Tabara        Jd42  Abezakura
Terunosato    Jd43  Inaba
Kamada        Jd44  Hokutoiwami
Kirinoryu     Jd45  Hakuomaru
Bushi         Jd46  Kawamura
Miyanofuji    Jd47  Wakamatsunaga
Oisato        Jd48  Tochisato
Dewanoryu     Jd49  Kotonagahama
Mudoho        Jd50  Azumaiwa
Miyakojima    Jd51  Ienoshima
Daisho        Jd52  Kirizakura
Sorakaze      Jd53  Hokutouryu
Takakurayama  Jd54  Wakatoriumi
Iko           Jd55  Motokiyama
Kenho         Jd56  Wakatozakura
Ryubu         Jd57  Asahijo
Kaishinmaru   Jd58  Aonoumi
Arikawa       Jd59  Mimori
Kotokino      Jd60  Tokio
Shimizu       Jd61  Banshunada
Toho          Jd62  Tochinoshima
Ota           Jd63  Andozakura
Nishikiryu    Jd64  Fukamachi
Asahanshin    Jd65  Daishohama
Kisenoumi     Jd66  Okunisato
Matsuoka      Jd67  Chiyokozan
Asahio        Jd68  Nakao
Hokutoizumi   Jd69  Kototsukahara
Matsugashima  Jd70  Hatachijo
Hamasu        Jd71  Nishimura
Shiraseyama   Jd72  Fujinotani
Kaibusho      Jd73  Soga
Takamasaki    Jd74  Teruju
Garyu         Jd75  Nakata
Azumanami     Jd76  Sakura
Isamufuji     Jd77  Daishojo
Iwamoto       Jd78  Kainowaka
Ishizaka      Jd79  Kochikara
Kirimaru      Jd80  Ryuga
Omura         Jd81  Amamidake
Nangu         Jd82  Tagomaru
Chiyotaiyo    Jd83  Wakafujioka
Fudano        Jd84  Azumayama
Kaitoma       Jd85  Yukiamami
Fubu          Jd86  Sasaki
Kotokogyoku   Jd87  Hashimoto
Kotoegashira  Jd88  Kotonoshima
Watatani      Jd89  Oju
Ogitora       Jd90  Kokuryunami
Chiyooume     Jd91  Tsubakifuji
Senho         Jd92  Chida
Satsumao      Jd93  Okanojo
Satozakura    Jd94  Mogaminishiki
Wakaikki      Jd95  Fujinoteru
Tatsuki       Jd96  Iitsuka
Hamasaki      Jd97  Akinishiki
Kiyama        Jd98  Asaazuma
Takemaru      Jd99  Hanakaze
Azumahikari   Jd100 Asahabataki
Zendaisho     Jd101 Asanoshima
Oishi         Jd102 Shunpo
Hakuyo        Jd103 Sekizukayama
Okuniasahi    Jd104 Wakaseiun
Ai            Jd105 Adachi
Kotomaeda     Jd106 Kotoimagawa
Numano        Jd107 Ishihara


Jonokuchi

 

Takeazuma      Jk1   Miyabi
Shinzan        Jk2   Osumifuji
Oatari         Jk3   Fukuda
Zuiko          Jk4   Akiyama
Toshonishiki   Jk5   Hokutosato
Maniwayama     Jk6   Yatabe
Sawada         Jk7   Yamane
Wakayutaka     Jk8   Aki
Urutora        Jk9   Itakozakura
Daigonishiki   Jk10  Shoryudo
Moriurara      Jk11  Chiyotsurugi
Sawanofuji     Jk12  Fujinonami
Shishimaru     Jk13  Yamamoto
Asahimaru      Jk14  Yutakanami
Iwata          Jk15  Shiryu
Sawaisamu      Jk16  Houn
Daishiryu      Jk17  Nishikio
Kyokushoriki   Jk18  Taiga
Higohikari     Jk19  Bariki
Chiyotaiho     Jk20  Kyonosato
Tetsubisho     Jk21  Hayatefuji
Takeoka        Jk22  Shinohara
Nabatame       Jk23  Taiyo
Sasazaki       Jk24  Tsuyasato
Kirameki       Jk25  Onoyama
Hattorizakura  Jk26  Takatsukasa


(New shikona in red.)

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Tokushoryu M2w. (Laughing...) I think that might well be a complete blank among the GTB player field.

Tough for Kotoyuki, though at least it's a stablemate who benefited from it...


Terunofuji half a rank higher than I thought he could reasonably go, interesting that they did the straight-up by the numbers placement for him and Daishoho, splitting the two J5's.

But in a serious WTF decision:

Yago (J7w 4-11)           J10  Takagenji (J10w 7-8)
Wakamotoharu (Ms1w 6-1)   J11  Midorifuji (Ms2e 5-2)
Hakuyozan (Ms4w 6-1)      J12  Asagyokusei (J12e 7-8)

Sure, somebody had to fill the J10e spot, but Yago?!? Flabbergasting.

 

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Seven shikona changes on this banzuke, five of them are the first proper shikona for those rikishi.

Naruto heyagashira Motobayashi is now Oshoryu, the first kanji there of course comes from his shisho (former Ozeki Kotooshu). He also changes a kanji in the given name to make it Kenta (but not the same kanji as the heya's yobidashi Kenta).

From Kise-beya, Koba's new shikona honours the mountain of the same name which overlooks his home city of Takeo, Saga prefecture.

Sakaigawa-beya's Shimomura follows in the footsteps of his father - Tsunenoyama's first shikona was also Nishinoryu.

I almost fell into the trap of assuming Kotomiyakura was the standard Sadogatake practice of Kotofamilyname, but in fact that was an actual shikona. I don't know the story behind it though, and I'm afraid the same is true of his new one, Kotokantetsu.

Over in Takadagawa-beya, Hasegawa is now Awanokuni, an homage to the pre-Meiji Awa Province which contained his hometown Kamogawa and is now part of Chiba prefecture.

Banzuke debutant Sakai is now Takatsukasa, and also drops two kanji to shorten his given name, from Keijiro to Kei.


Ms10w Motobayashi Kenji > Oshoryu Kenta (欧勝竜 健汰)
Ms18w Koba > Mifuneyama (御船山)
Sd36e Shimomura > Nishinoryu (西乃龍)
Sd76w Kotomiyakura > Kotokantetsu (琴貫鐵)
Jd13e Hasegawa > Awanokuni (安房乃国)
Jd15e Chiyonosora > Chiyotenfu (千代天富)
Jk26w Sakai Keijiro > Takatsukasa Kei (鷹司 慶)


Kotonowaka's promotion to Makuuchi marks the ninth time that a father and son(s) have both reached the top division.

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1 hour ago, Asashosakari said:

Tokushoryu M2w. (Laughing...) I think that might well be a complete blank among the GTB player field.

Tough for Kotoyuki, though at least it's a stablemate who benefited from it...


Terunofuji half a rank higher than I thought he could reasonably go, interesting that they did the straight-up by the numbers placement for him and Daishoho, splitting the two J5's.

But in a serious WTF decision:

Yago (J7w 4-11)           J10  Takagenji (J10w 7-8)
Wakamotoharu (Ms1w 6-1)   J11  Midorifuji (Ms2e 5-2)
Hakuyozan (Ms4w 6-1)      J12  Asagyokusei (J12e 7-8)

Sure, somebody had to fill the J10e spot, but Yago?!? Flabbergasting.

 

Looks like they were onto their fourth bottle of shochu...

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20 minutes ago, Yubinhaad said:

Naruto heyagashira Motobayashi is now Oshoryu, the first kanji there of course comes from his shisho (former Ozeki Kotooshu).

Two of the biggest hopes for future Ozeki/Yokozuna will now be sharing the same name. That's a very inteligent decision...

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20 minutes ago, RPedro44 said:

Two of the biggest hopes for future Ozeki/Yokozuna will now be sharing the same name. That's a very inteligent decision...

Except for the slight problem that their shikona have exactly zero kanji in common...

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6 minutes ago, Asashosakari said:

Except for the slight problem that their shikona have exactly zero kanji in common...

Maybe the NSK could make them wear large amulets with their shikona printed in big letters whenever they go out in public.(Thinkingindepth...)

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3 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

Tokushoryu M2w. 

Assuming he loses his new found super powers and newer progresses beyond that rank (highly likely) he'll retire as the yusho winner with the lowest career high and only the second ever not to make sanyaku at least once.

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24 minutes ago, John Gunning said:

Assuming he loses his new found super powers and newer progresses beyond that rank (highly likely) he'll retire as the yusho winner with the lowest career high and only the second ever not to make sanyaku at least once.

If he surprises and holds his own and finishes 8-7 would he have a chance of moving up into sanyaku for May? Might seem unlikely for him to do well against higher ranks but he did beat Takakeisho last month. 

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13 minutes ago, Katsunorifuji said:

If he surprises and holds his own and finishes 8-7 would he have a chance of moving up into sanyaku for May? Might seem unlikely for him to do well against higher ranks but he did beat Takakeisho last month. 

If he kept his last basho form, KK would be a breeze for him.   But I have a feeling he partied too much.   His new belly size will tell.   I predict he goes 5-10.  ;-)

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22 minutes ago, Katsunorifuji said:

If he surprises and holds his own and finishes 8-7 would he have a chance of moving up into sanyaku for May?

Generally speaking, everybody who goes 8-7 at M2 has a chance of getting into sanyaku... Whether it's actually going to happen in a specific rikishi's case is impossible to answer ahead of the basho, since that's far too dependent on everybody else's results.

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3 hours ago, Kintamayama said:

Oushouryuu, Houshouryuu and Shouhouryuu.

The Japan News, Sept. 12th, 2026:

Yokozuna Names Confuse Casual Fans

by Sam Revving

Sumo fans are experiencing one of the most exciting eras in decades with the rise of the current Yokozuna tandem: Kinki University grad Oshouryu from Osaka, and Mongolian Hoshouryu, nephew of former Yokozuna Asashoryu.  Although their shikona ring names are spelled differently, their names sound almost identical (the English term is "homonym").

"I don't follow Sumo very closely", says Yohei Watanabe, 44, a manager for a Tokyo marketing firm.  "I thought there was only one Yokozuna!  Then I caught a playoff bout on TV and saw two guys with almost the same name. Then I finally figured it out!  That's the way I see it."  ...

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Banzuke topics courtesy of the NSK and Nikkan Sports:

- Takekeisho is the first sole ozeki (not including our YO this basho) to be ranked on the banzuke since Kotokaze back in January of 1982
- Asanoyama ranked at sekiwake for the 2nd consecutive basho, 3rd consecutive in sanyaku
- Shodai returns to sekiwake, last appearance at the rank was January of 2017. Last sanyaku appearance (komusubi) was March of 2017
- Hokutofuji and Endo return to komusubi after two basho
- Kotonowaka the Younger makes his makuuchi debut this basho. He is the first Sadogatake debutant to the division since Kotoeko back in July of 2018 (who ironically fell down to Juryo this basho). He is the first debutant from Chiba prefecture since Takanosho back in September of 2018 and the 23rd overall since WWII. He also makes himself and Kotonowaka the Elder the 9th overall grouping of fathers and sons (calling them groupings because two of these had two brothers) to reach the top division
- Nishikigi returns to the top division after two basho
- Daiamami returns to the top division after seven basho, last appearance was January of 2019
- Midorifuji makes his sekitori debut in Juryo. He is the first Isegahama beya rikishi to reach sekitori status since Terutsuyoshi back in January of 2017. He is the first Juryo debutant from Shizuoka prefecture since Tochihiryu back in March of 2013 and the 11th overall since WWII. He is the 13th overall collegiate wrestler from Kinki University and the first since Asagyokusei back in September of 2020
- Wakamotoharu and Akiseyama return to Juryo since November of 2019
- Hakuyozan returns to Juryo since May of 2019

https://www.nikkansports.com/battle/sumo/news/202002230001107.html

http://www.sumo.or.jp/ResultBanzuke/topics/

 

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7 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

Except for the slight problem that their shikona have exactly zero kanji in common...

That's all very well right up until the point where the yobidashi steps up onto dohyo to call one or the other up to fight when they are quite close in rank and both waiting ringside.

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1 hour ago, WAKATAKE said:

- Daiamami returns to the top division after seven basho, last appearance was January of 2020

Let's do the time warp again!

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2 hours ago, Naganoyama said:

That's all very well right up until the point where the yobidashi steps up onto dohyo to call one or the other up to fight when they are quite close in rank and both waiting ringside.

And monoii too.

Gyoji pointed to Oshoryu, but Hoshoryu won... Unless they start saying "the Oshoryu on the right" and the "Hoshoryu on the left".

Who cares if the kanji is different if the pronunciation is the same.

 

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7 hours ago, John Gunning said:

Assuming he loses his new found super powers and newer progresses beyond that rank (highly likely) he'll retire as the yusho winner with the lowest career high and only the second ever not to make sanyaku at least once.

If the basho gets cancelled, he can also claim to be the longest-reigning Emperor's Cup holder in the six-basho era.

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6 hours ago, Eikokurai said:

If the basho gets cancelled, he can also claim to be the longest-reigning Emperor's Cup holder in the six-basho era.

2011 doesn't count?

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23 minutes ago, Benihana said:

2011 doesn't count?

Not sure. They did have a tournament, just unofficial. I don’t remember if the cup was returned. Even so, Tokushoryu would still hold the record, only shared.

Edit: My mistake. Natsu was the unofficial basho. My memory is hazier than I thought. One basho cancelled and then the unofficial one where the winner didn’t get the cup, but presumably it was returned by the Hatsu winner? I need to go to bed.

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Maybe more appropriate for the trivia thread, but Kotonowaka is the first maegashira 18 since Aki 1959 (when there was also a maegashira 19).

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