[sumo] [Spoiler}New Banzuke
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Wed Oct 31 07:33:36 EDT 2007
The place for the oyakata on the banzuke is at the bottom, slightly
darker if you look at the pictures of rikishi holding one. That's where
old Tokitsukaze-oyakata was dropped and (Tokitsuumi-)Tokitsukaze is
listed among the present oyakata.
Some rule forbids to have the same person listed twice. If however a
rikishi retires after the banzuke conference on the Wednesday after each
basho, then usually he is listed as a rikishi the next time.
I presume that never before a late-retired-rikishi who became an
oyakata/toshiyori was listed among the oyakata like in this case. (?)
The banzuke with a blank row
with the old one from 1873
New Tokitsukaze-oyakata holding one
Hakuho at the top (Ye) of around 800 rikishi for the first time
Magaki-oykata (yokozuna Wakanohana II) was in joyful tears.
He is presently recovering from a brain hemorrhage, suffered March 13th.
He lost 30 kilo since then and appeared with a walking stick at the
His wife died 2 years ago and he had subsequently developed a drinking
Baruto (shown because warned, not related to the new banzuke)
Kobayashi Toshiharu schrieb:
> On Tue Oct 30 02:34:18 JST 2007
> <sashimaru at tachiai.net> wrote:
>> was it the place for Tokitsuumi?
> Yes, it was the place for Tokitsuumi. He named as Tokitsukaze oyakata so
> Sumo Kyokai decided his place as rikishi a blank.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: sumo-bounces at webtrek.com [mailto:sumo-bounces at webtrek.com] On
>> Behalf Of Jeanne Hedge
>> Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 3:32 PM
>> To: Sumo Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [sumo] [Spoiler}New Banzuke
>>> From: Jeanne Hedge <jhedge at rcn.com> wrote:
>>>> From: Kobayashi Toshiharu <tosiharu at ari.bekkoame.ne.jp>:
>>>> Hokutoriki M.10 Yoshikaze
>>>> Tosanoumi M.11 --
>>>> Roho M.12 Hakurozan
>>> Was it really blank on the banzuke, or did you do us all the favor of
>> removing his name to reduce the confusion factor?
>> To answer my own question, I've since found out that it really *was*
>> blank on the banzuke. It's apparently the first time since 1873 there's
>> been a blank spot on the banzuke where a name should have been.
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