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And new: Moderna Japan will have kensho, as an appeal for vaccination -  the 3rd vaccination in Japan is going slow. They place them on the (also not so) young rikishi: Abi, Ura and Kotonowaka. From the company about the kensho: "The anxiety about the future increases among young people with the spread of Corona. We include the feeling of support for them." https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOUC117ZO0R10C22A3000000/

https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000023.000064549.html

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Day 1 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_01.pdf

The biggest pack for the first bout of the day I've ever seen - lucky Ichiyamamoto

35:    Terunofuji
16:    Daieisho
13:    Mitakeumi
13:    Kiribayama
11:    Takakeisho
8:    Ichiyamamoto
7:    Kotonowaka
7:    Onosho
4:    Takayasu
3:    Tochinoshin
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Day 2 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_02.pdf

35:    Terunofuji
33:    Daieisho
25:    Mitakeumi
17:    Kiribayama
12:    Ichinojo
12:    Endo
11:    Takakeisho
11:    Kotonowaka
8:    Ichiyamamoto
7:    Onosho
7:    Takayasu
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On 13/03/2022 at 07:46, Akinomaki said:

Day 1 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_01.pdf

The biggest pack for the first bout of the day I've ever seen - lucky Ichiyamamoto

35:    Terunofuji
16:    Daieisho
13:    Mitakeumi
13:    Kiribayama
11:    Takakeisho
8:    Ichiyamamoto
7:    Kotonowaka
7:    Onosho
4:    Takayasu
3:    Tochinoshin

So on Day 1 there were more kensho for the Daieisho-Shodai bout than for Mitakeumi's first bout at Ozeki or local boy Takakeisho? Would not have expected that.

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10 minutes ago, maglor said:

So on Day 1 there were more kensho for the Daieisho-Shodai bout than for Mitakeumi's first bout at Ozeki or local boy Takakeisho? Would not have expected that.

The last bout always has the most kensho, but the 2nd to last also has more than others and the top ozeki bout has as well - with one yokozuna that's the same bout. Today Ichinojo profited from that, same number as for the new ozeki, who is top in individual kensho this basho.

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Day 5 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_05.pdf

The win today was not enough to bring Tamawashi into the rankings, komusubi Takanosho brought him no kensho, both lack sponsors.

74:    Terunofuji
50:    Mitakeumi
37:    Daieisho
31:    Takakeisho
29:    Kiribayama
28:    Abi
26:    Ichinojo
24:    Endo
20:    Takayasu
19:    Kotonowaka
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Just to add to Akinomaki's valuable attempts to highlight new kensho, I came across another new prize sponsor: Food Technology Engineering (FTE), who on February 22nd announced that they would offer prize money for the first time in their history in the 2022 Spring Tournament.  Their primary targets are Mitakeumi and Abi.  Clearly, the executives have a good sense of who the current favourites are.

https://foodtechno-eng.co.jp/大相撲-大阪場所-懸賞旗が完成!/

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On 16/03/2022 at 14:50, Akinomaki said:

FYI, Abi's kensho haul on Day 4 totalled 9 prizes.  The torikumi sheet, however, listed a total of 8 kensho registered for that bout.  With Ishiura's withdrawal, it would seem that one of the 10 kensho listed for Ishiura's bout against Endo was redirected to Abi's bout last minute.  

Sadly, I have been unable to identify which one it was.  I have, however, determined that it appeared in the first round of 5 banners that were not fully visible in Abema TV's broadcast (the second round of 4 banners were all accounted for).

For the sake of documenting kensho distribution patterns, I feel that it is important to identify these last-minute transfers.  

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I bet Shodai wished he had won yesterday against Ura with 13 kensho on the line, rather than today with only 5...  

Hey, a win is a win, and Shodai needs wins more than prize money!  Although the money wouldn't hurt in keeping him in high-end wrist watches!  But securing his Ozeki salary will also help. ;-)

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Looks like Mitakeumi will finish top, the one with most individual kensho, today with the new last bout and a few redistributed extra kensho. He should get 3 more chances for the last bout big pack.

Day 6 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_06.pdf

74:    Terunofuji
72:    Mitakeumi
41:    Takakeisho
40:    Daieisho
33:    Endo
32:    Ichinojo
29:    Kiribayama
28:    Abi
25:    Takayasu
23:    Kotonowaka
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8 hours ago, Akinomaki said:

Looks like Mitakeumi will finish top, the one with most individual kensho, today with the new last bout and a few redistributed extra kensho. He should get 3 more chances for the last bout big pack.

Day 6 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_06.pdf

74:    Terunofuji
72:    Mitakeumi
41:    Takakeisho
40:    Daieisho
33:    Endo
32:    Ichinojo
29:    Kiribayama
28:    Abi
25:    Takayasu
23:    Kotonowaka

If no one withdraws and Shodai is deemed worthy to be in the last match with Takakeisho, Mitakeumi has only 2 more days as the last match: 9 and 12.  Day 15 resets to the Day 1 order; it doesn't continue the pattern.  Or at least that's how it worked last time I paid attention.

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1 minute ago, Gurowake said:

If no one withdraws and Shodai is deemed worthy to be in the last match with Takakeisho, Mitakeumi has only 2 more days as the last match: 9 and 12.  Day 15 resets to the Day 1 order; it doesn't continue the pattern.

Great point but that's a big if.

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On 12/03/2022 at 06:05, Akinomaki said:

And new: Moderna Japan will have kensho, as an appeal for vaccination -  the 3rd vaccination in Japan is going slow. They place them on the (also not so) young rikishi: Abi, Ura and Kotonowaka. From the company about the kensho: "The anxiety about the future increases among young people with the spread of Corona. We include the feeling of support for them." https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOUC117ZO0R10C22A3000000/

https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000023.000064549.html

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Looking at the kana chosen there, I'm surprised that the Japanese decided that the 'r' in "Moderna" was worth pronouncing.  For instance, hamburger in kana is ハンバーガー, ignoring both r's in favor of elongated vowels (and slightly different vowels).  Can any non-rhotic English speakers chime in as to whether they pronounce the r there?  Is the "rna" ending in Moderna meaningful to the name in terms of the protein RNA?

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11 minutes ago, Gurowake said:

Looking at the kana chosen there, I'm surprised that the Japanese decided that the 'r' in "Moderna" was worth pronouncing.  For instance, hamburger in kana is ハンバーガー, ignoring both r's in favor of elongated vowels (and slightly different vowels).  Can any non-rhotic English speakers chime in as to whether they pronounce the r there?  Is the "rna" ending in Moderna meaningful to the name in terms of the protein RNA?

I mean, the whole company is based entirely around mRNA technology, so that has to be the origin of the name, with a nice play on "modern"

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9 hours ago, Gurowake said:

If no one withdraws and Shodai is deemed worthy to be in the last match with Takakeisho, Mitakeumi has only 2 more days as the last match: 9 and 12.  Day 15 resets to the Day 1 order; it doesn't continue the pattern.  Or at least that's how it worked last time I paid attention.

I was thinking about that, but I'm used to Shodai being skipped somehow (and expect that he's kyujo then)

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Even with the really big pack today, Shodai didn't make it into the rankings - will he be in it in the end?

Day 7 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_07.pdf

84:    Mitakeumi
74:    Terunofuji
55:    Takakeisho
44:    Endo
40:    Daieisho
36:    Abi
32:    Ichinojo
31:    Takayasu
30:    Kiribayama
27:    Kotonowaka
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Even in the 2nd to last bout Mitakeumi got a big bunch of 18 vs. 22 for the last one of Takakeisho, and then Shodai: with just 6, he still got not enough to be in the rankings

Day 8 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_08.pdf

102:    Mitakeumi
77:    Takakeisho
74:    Terunofuji
45:    Abi
44:    Endo
42:    Kotonowaka
40:    Daieisho
37:    Takayasu
32:    Ichinojo
30:    Kiribayama
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Same big pack of 22 for Mitakeumi as on day 6, he gets it on a weekday, Takakeisho only had this much yesterday because it was nakabi. Shodai made it into the rankings with a pack of 12, vs. Hoshoryu as a valuable opponent. Tomorrow he has an extra fat chance against Endo, which would bring him to 4th place - the top 3 are still in reach for the least loved ozeki (especially sponsor-wise). Endo had the rare luck to profit from his kensho popularity: 18 vs. the home basho ozeki in the 3rd to last bout because of him.

Day 9 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_09.pdf

124:    Mitakeumi
77:    Takakeisho
74:    Terunofuji
62:    Endo
46:    Kotonowaka
45:    Abi
42:    Takayasu
41:    Shodai
41:    Daieisho
33:    Kiribayama
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Shodai got that big pack, more than the other ozeki recently: 23, thanks to Endo. But tomorrow he only has 4 on his bout and both Endo and Kotonowaka can jump ahead.

Day 10 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_10.pdf

124:    Mitakeumi
90:    Takakeisho
74:    Terunofuji
64:    Shodai
62:    Endo
53:    Kotonowaka
52:    Takayasu
45:    Abi
41:    Daieisho
35:    Kiribayama
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Wakatakakage at last in the rankings. Even as new sekiwake he still has no fix kensho on him and in the beginning mostly had only one kensho on his bouts.

Day 11 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_11.pdf

147:    Mitakeumi
116:    Takakeisho
74:    Terunofuji
73:    Endo
68:    Shodai
53:    Kotonowaka
52:    Takayasu
45:    Abi
42:    Wakatakakage
41:    Daieisho
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Takayasu got the big pack for Mitakeumi. He, Kotonowaka and Wakatakakage have the chance to make further jumps in the rankings with the big packs from their ozeki bouts tomorrow and likely from all remaining bouts as well, especially Wakatakakage, who has to get them according to schedule - but his packs may stay smaller.

Day 12 http://www.sumo.or.jp/pdf/honbasho/kansen/torikumi/2203_12.pdf

147:    Mitakeumi
116:    Takakeisho
89:    Shodai
80:    Takayasu
74:    Terunofuji
73:    Endo
53:    Kotonowaka
49:    Wakatakakage
45:    Abi
41:    Daieisho
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