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Jejima

Yokozunas and Ozekis

How will the top of the new banzuke look?  

41 members have voted

  1. 1. How will the top of the new banzuke look?

    • Y - Asashoryu, O - Kaio and Chiyotaikai
      6
    • Y - Asashoryu, O - Kaio, Chiyotaikai and Wakanosato
      1
    • Y - Asashoryu and Kaio, O - Chiyotaikai and Wakanosato
      8
    • Y - Asashoryu, YO Kaio, O Chiyotaikai
      24
    • Something completely different....
      2


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Will Kaio get the required number of wins to make Yokozuna? Will Wakanosato get promotion to Ozeki, either on his own merit, or with a 'lowered bar' to fill an Ozeki gap left by Kaio? Will we have the first Yokozuna-Ozeki in over 2 years?

What do you think?

Jejima

:-O

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Will Kaio get the required number of wins to make Yokozuna? Will Wakanosato get promotion to Ozeki, either on his own merit, or with a 'lowered bar' to fill an Ozeki gap left by Kaio? Will we have the first Yokozuna-Ozeki in over 2 years?

What do you think?

Jejima

(Being unsure...)

I think it will be One Yokozuna and 2 Ozeki. I hope Kaio proves me wrong! Go Kaio! (Blinking...)

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For a curveball, I've voted "Something completely different", namely:

Ye Kaio                Y-Ow Asashoryu
Oe Chiyotaikai

Hey, what better time than this for the Kyokai to throw their ranking tradition for shin-Yokozuna overboard? ;-)

Edited by Asashosakari

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What is a "Yokozuna-Ozeki"? I never heard of this!!!

Half Yokozuna, half Ozeki??? ;-) :-) (Applauding...)

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What is a "Yokozuna-Ozeki"? I never heard of this!!!

Half Yokozuna, half Ozeki??? :-/ (Applauding...) (Laughing...)

There needs to be at least two ozeki in the banzuke but there's no need for yokozuna at all as they are kind of derivatives of the ozeki. Yokozuna were included in the banzuke as ozekis until 1890 when Nishinoumi demanded his rank be separately mentioned.

Glossary of this forum says it as follows:

"yokozuna-ozeki, arrangement where it is possible to artificially create the demanded two ozeki even when there is only one ozeki presently on the banzuke; yokozuna is temporarily marked as a sort of a ozeki on banzuke (tozai depending on which side has a vacant ozeki rank), primarily the term is used for referring to nishi sei-yokozuna but in the very rare case that no ozeki presently exist, both sei-yokozuna could be in principle referred to as yokozuna-ozeki, see saiko-ichi, saikokyu"

See for yourself as the passage above includes links to other terms telling you more.

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sunday schnapps? No way Asa-san.

I know. (Bye, bye...) I'm not allowed to not take a poll seriously every once in a while? :-)

May have been a curveball but just hit the first baseman it bent so much!

Hey, as long as the curveball didn't transmogrify into a boomerang...

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Kaio chokes, no bar lowered for Wakanosato.

Y Asashoryu

O Kaio

O Chiyotaikai

S Wakanosato

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Hey, as long as the curveball didn't transmogrify into a boomerang...

That is not among the first 300 words to learn in English, I hope... (Applauding...)

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Voted like everyone else (Kaio becomes Yokozuna)

Not that I really think it will happen, but I would be glad to see him as a Yokozuna (Whistling...)

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