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The Japan Sumo Association is the body that operates and controls professional sumo wrestling in Japan under the jurisdiction of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Rikishi, gyōji (referees), tokoyama (hairdressers), and yobidashi (ushers/handymen), are all on the Association's payroll, but the organisation is run entirely by toshiyori (elders). The organization has its headquarters in Yokoami, Sumida, Tokyo.
Izutsu stable was a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Tokitsukaze group of stables. Its last incarnation was in existence from 1972 until 2019.
Tokitsuumi Masahiro is a former professional sumo wrestler from Fukue, Nagasaki, Japan. A former amateur sumo champion, he turned professional in 1996. His highest rank was maegashira 3. He became the head coach of Tokitsukaze stable in 2007 following the dismissal of the previous stablemaster.
Yutakayama Katsuo is a former sumo wrestler from Niigata, Japan. His highest rank was ōzeki. Although he never won a top division tournament championship he was a runner-up on eight occasions. Before wrestling professionally he was an amateur champion at Tonodai University and he was the first former collegiate competitor to reach the ōzeki rank. After retirement he was head coach of the Tokitsukaze stable. From 1998 until 2002 he was the chairman (rijichō) of the Japan Sumo Association.
Yutakayama is a shikona used by sumo wrestlers in the Tokitsukaze stable. It may refer to:
Futatsuryū Jun'ichi was a sumo wrestler from Hokkaidō, Japan. After retirement he became the head coach of Tokitsukaze stable. Following his involvement in the hazing and death of trainee Takashi Saito, in October 2007 he became the first serving stablemaster to be dismissed by the Japan Sumo Association. In May 2009 he was sentenced to six years in prison. He died on August 12, 2014 of lung cancer.
The Tokitsukaze stable is a stable of sumo wrestlers in Japan, one of the Tokitsukaze group of stables. It was founded in 1769 and was dominant during the Taishō period.
Arashio stable is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Tokitsukaze ichimon or group of stables. It was set up in June 2002 by former komusubi Ōyutaka, who branched off from Tokitsukaze stable. At the end of 2009 the stable produced its first sekitori, the Chinese born Sōkokurai who in 2013 returned to active sumo after a two-year absence when his dismissal for match-fixing was nullified by the courts. The stable is also home to the half-Japanese, half-Filipino wrestler Kōtokuzan. As of January 2020, the stable has eleven wrestlers. The stable's second sekitori, Wakatakakage, reached jūryō in May 2018.
The Oitekaze stable is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Tokitsukaze ichimon or group of stables. It was established in its modern incarnation on 1 October 1998 by former maegashira Daishōyama, who is the stable's current head coach. He had married the daughter of the previous Oitekaze-oyakata and branched off from Tatsunami stable, taking some wrestlers with him including future sekitori Hayateumi and Daishōdai. As of January 2020, it had 20 wrestlers, of which seven were sekitori, the most of any current stable. Eight wrestlers in the stable's history have reached the top makuuchi division as of 2019.
Yutakayama Hiromitsu (豊山広光) is a former sumo wrestler from Shibata, Niigata, Japan. A former amateur champion, he turned professional in 1970. His highest rank was komusubi. He wrestled for Tokitsukaze stable and took his shikona or fighting name from the head coach who recruited him, former ozeki Yutakayama Katsuo. After his retirement in 1981 he became an elder of the Japan Sumo Association, and founded the Minato stable which he led from 1982 until 2010.
Minato stable is a stable of sumo wrestlers, formerly part of the Tokitsukaze ichimon or group of stables. It was founded in 1982 by former komusubi Yutakayama, who branched off from Tokitsukaze stable. Minato-oyakata studied at the Tokyo University of Agriculture, and due to his interest in academia his stable was the first to introduce a library on its premises. Until the arrival of Ichinojō, the stable had produced just one makuuchi division wrestler, Minatofuji, who reached a highest rank of maegashira 2 in 1995 and later became a coach at the stable under the name Tatsutagawa. In July 2010 Minato and Tatsutagawa swapped roles. In the same month the Chinese wrestler Nakanokuni earned promotion to the jūryō division. In December 2017 Minato Oyakata left the Tokitsukaze ichimon, leaving the stable unaffiliated to any group. As of January 2020, it had 9 wrestlers. In September 2018 it joined the Nishonoseki ichimon.
The following are the events in professional sumo during 2007.
The following are the events in professional sumo during 2002.
The following are the events in professional sumo during 2010.
Aogiyama Hideki is a former sumo wrestler from Hikone, Shiga, Japan. He made his professional debut in March 1985, and reached the top division in March 1993. His highest rank was maegashira 1. He retired in November 2003, and he is an elder in the Japan Sumo Association under the name Edagawa.
Zaōnishiki Toshimasa, birth name Toshimasa Adachi, was a sumo wrestler from Yamagata, Japan. He made his professional debut in September 1970, and reached the top division in November 1976. His highest rank was maegashira 1. He retired in January 1983 and served as an elder in the Japan Sumo Association under several successive names. He reached the retirement age for elders of 65 in September 2017, but stayed with the Sumo Association for an additional two years as a consultant.
Nakagawa stable was a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Tokitsukaze ichimon or group of stables. It was founded on Jan 26, 2017 with nine wrestlers, all of whom were previously members of Kasugayama stable. That stable closed in October 2016, with its wrestlers living temporarily in Oitekaze stable. One of Oitekaze's coaches, Nakagawa-oyakata, agreed to become the head coach of the newly formed stable. He effectively replaced Kasugayama-oyakata, who was forced to resign from the Japan Sumo Association on Jan 16 2017 because of a legal dispute with the previous Kasugayama-oyakata which meant he was unable to obtain the necessary toshiyori certificate to remain a stablemaster. As of January 2020 the stable had 9 wrestlers.
Tatsutagawa stable was a heya of sumo wrestlers, part of the Tokitsukaze ichimon or group of stables. It was active from 1971 until 2000.
Yutakayama Ryota is a Japanese professional sumo wrestler from Kita-ku, Niigata. He made his professional debut at sandanme tsukedashi, which allowed him to skip the lower divisions, in March 2016, and his first makuuchi division honbasho was the Natsu tournament in May 2017. His highest rank has been maegashira 1.