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Favourite gyoji

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A bit of a random one this, I know, curious to know if any of you have a favourite gyoji either past or present.

The 27th Kimura Shonosuke (retired 1990), and the 28th Kimura Shonosuke (retired 1993) stand out for me, also the main sanyaku/ozeki gyoji of that time - was it Shintaro - his calls were very distinctive.

Of current gyoji, around the mid-maegashira level - not sure who the gyoji is, but I love his calls of "Endo" and "Enho".

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The bearded one, who also made the correct call in the Taiho’s match that the shimpan overruled (incorrectly) leading to the video replay introduction. 

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4 minutes ago, Kintamayama said:

I need to think about this..

hahahaha yeah sure....

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I didn't think this would prove so tricky! :-)

 

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I like Kimura Kankuro (Yamahibiki) in makushita. He's got such a a great scream. Really puts his diaphragm into it.

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42 minutes ago, yohcun said:

I like Kimura Kankuro (Yamahibiki) in makushita. He's got such a a great scream. Really puts his diaphragm into it.

Serendipity. I'm currently listening to the first two albums with Paul Di’Anno. (Punkrocker...)

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14 hours ago, rhyen said:

The bearded one, who also made the correct call in the Taiho’s match that the shimpan overruled (incorrectly) leading to the video replay introduction. 

I think he's my favorite too. His story was memorable enough, it inspired me and my friend to do a joke-photoshop of him off the clock.

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Hands down, Kimura Konosuke.

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Tough one. For me, it’s between Kimura and Shikimori, but I can’t choose which.

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3 hours ago, Flyric said:

I think he's my favorite too. His story was memorable enough, it inspired me and my friend to do a joke-photoshop of him off the clock.

NFtIh3l.jpeg

 

Presumably he's the same gyoji in the famous Tochinishiki - Ouchiyama bout (Tochinishiki winning by kubinage)?

 

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This is actually about from 1984 Kyushu, but this is the ozeki/sanyaku gyoji I originally mentioned.  He had a very distinctive call.

 

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Obviously Kimura Konosuke, but I do like Kimura Tamajiro too. The guy took a fall during a match and somewhat finished it to carry on as if nothing happened

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I've got to throw Yodo some love, but Konosuke gets my hands down every time.

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Shikimori Kandayu - we love that guy!

For avoidance of doubt, there have been many and I count them all

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Well I'm not exactly sure of his name but we call him "pig ref" as he resembles a pig - he frequently does the Ura bouts??

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