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New Juryo for Hatsu 2022

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(Very late announcement this time...)

New:
Kotoyusho - Ms1w 4-3, Sadogatake-beya, Nara, 27 years old
Shiba, now Shiden 紫雷 - Ms2w 5-2, Kise-beya, Tokyo, 29 years old
Kitanowaka - Ms3e 5-2, Hakkaku-beya, Yamagata, 21 years old

Returning:
Chiyoarashi - Ms4e 5-2, Kokonoe-beya, Chiba, 30 years old, 3rd promotion, back after 49 basho

 

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Chiyoarashi has obliterated the previous record for the slowest return to juryo; it was held thus far by Hamanishiki who spent 38 basho out of the paid ranks before his last promotion.

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2 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

Shiden 紫

"Purple Thunder" or "Purple Lightning"

Maybe purple because of the colour of the Flag of Machida.

 

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3 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

Chiyoarashi has obliterated the previous record for the slowest return to juryo; it was held thus far by Hamanishiki who spent 38 basho out of the paid ranks before his last promotion.

Hopefully they have a table in their banzuke topics for January!

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Interesting reading for Shiba's new shikona - second kanji 雷 is usually read as "rai" in this context, but I assume it's taking the reading for 電 instead...

For what it's worth, historical Ōzeki Raiden's shikona was written as 雷電. Also, there's a female pro wrestler by the name of Io Shirai, whose surname takes the same reading as aratamete-Shiden. Maybe they were trying to avoid that connection. ;-)

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from the online press conference of the new recruits in the kokugikan

Kitanowaka

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Kotoyusho with Sadogatake-oyakata at the heya

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3 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

from the online press conference of the new recruits in the kokugikan

I know there's no accounting for taste, and I don't want to be cruel,  and I don't want to reinforce stereotypes, but I think I know which one of these three is going to appeal to the ladies.

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15 hours ago, Asashosakari said:

(Very late announcement this time...)


I can only guess, but perhaps it was due to different travel arrangements of the various shimpan (and gyoji) making their way back to Tokyo.

According to Nishikido-oyakata on his blog, it was decided before the basho that the banzuke committee meetings would take place at the Kokugikan. Maybe the room in Fukuoka didn't comply in some way with COVID rules, too small or no ventilation or whatever?


Nice to see another sekitori from Nara prefecture, only the fifth in the six-basho-per-year era.

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Been watching Shiba since he started, pretty good class of newbies that basho.

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Really pleased for Choyoarashi. When all then young boys from Kokonoe were breaking through he caught my eye and I was really rooting for him. Unfortunately, the injuries have robbed him of a possibly longer sekitori career. Recently, I had wondered what makes him stick after so many years being unsuccessful in his quest to return to paid ranks. I pondered that John might be right and these guys are just in for the training and practicing. But Chiyoarashi persevered and is back. Hopefully for more than a single basho.  

But what a cool shikona - an eternal storm - kind of the Red Spot on Jupiter.  

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