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Azumazeki stable

Azumazeki stable (東関部屋 Azumazeki-beya?) is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Takasago group of stables. It is located at Higashi–Komagata, Sumida, Tokyo. It was founded in February 1986 by the Hawaiian born Takamiyama of the Takasago stable. Azumazeki's first sekitori was Akebono, also from Hawaii, in 1990, who subsequently reached the yokozuna rank. A total of nine foreign born wrestlers have fought for the stable: seven from the United States, one from Great Britain and one (still active) from China. As of April 2013 it had nine wrestlers.

The former Takamiyama reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 in June 2009 and was succeeded by Ushiomaru who announced his retirement from active competition after the May tournament.

Ring name conventions

Some wrestlers at this stable take ring names or shikona that begin with the characters 高見 (read: takami), meaning high and view, in deference to the now retired coach and owner, the former Takamiyama.

Owner

Notable active wrestlers

See also: sekitori

Coaches

Notable former members

Referee

  • Kimura Yōnosuke (jūryō gyōji, real name Masashi Okuno)

Usher

  • Daikichi (makuuchi yobidashi, real name Yūji Ōba)

Hairdressers

  • Tokoizumi (third class tokoyama)
  • Tokokei (fourth class tokoyama)

See also

External links

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