[sumo] Rikishi Talk, Day 1
hal6671 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Sep 15 11:17:45 EDT 2008
> Ok, first off, I know nothing about Musashigawa oyakata. But it
> to this outsider that he is sincere in his goal of bring back the status
> of Sumo. Personally, I hope so.
Musashigawa oyakata (ex Yokozuna Mienoumi) was, Kotozakura, a late blooming
Ozeki. He had been not unlike our current crop of Ozekis doing a lot of 8-7
and 9-6 basho with the occasional 10-5 tossed in. Suddenly he kicked loos
with 3 very good tournaments including a culminating Yusho performance that
got him promoted to Yokozuna.
He got off to a promising start as Yokozuna with several jun-yusho
performances and won a couple more Yushos as well but then either due to
injury or illness I'm not sure which was forced to drop out of several of
his next few bashos and ultimately his intai.
As an oyakata however, he has had extreme success having raised an
exceptional Yokozuna and 3 Ozeki and of course his stable boasts
3 Makunouchi rikishi in the form of Kakizoe, Dejima and the still Joi'Jin
Apparently as a stablemaster he is very hands on, showing up to daily run
keiko personally. His new duties may require handing some of that off to
his other oyakata now though.
Hal "Chisaiyama" Shaver
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