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Kirinoumi

Rikishi identification

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A friend has this picture from sometime between 1979 and 1981. Can any of the historians here help identify who this rikishi might be? I tried looking through the banzuke on Sumo Reference, but I couldn’t find a match.
 

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I have a little more info. Apparently it was in Hokkaido in 1979, so maybe a Hokkaido-shusshin rikishi?

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Thank you!  I think you may be right.  He has the Hokkaido background, and his age (19) and upper-Makushita ranking in 1979 would match up with his youthful lower-ranking appearance in the photo.  Future Ozeki Hokutenyu it (probably) is!  Amazing.  I really appreciate the tip.

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@Kirinoumi I watched a lot of Hokutenyu's bouts in the 1980s and I'm almost certain that isn't him. It doesn't look anything like him to me.

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