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Tomozuna stable

The Tomozuna stable (友綱部屋 Tomozuna-beya?) is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Isegahama ichimon or group of stables. It has a long and prestigious history. Its current head coach is former sekiwake Kaiki, who is also a director of the Japan Sumo Association. As of July 2014 it has 12 wrestlers.[1]

In April 2012, the stable absorbed seven wrestlers from Ōshima stable, due to Ōshima-oyakata reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65.[2] Among the wrestlers who transferred was Kyokutenhō, who one month later won his first yūshō (or tournament) for his new stable.[3]

In February 2014, former ōzeki Kaiō branched off and formed Asakayama stable, taking two wrestlers from Tomozuna with him.[4]

Owner

  • 1941-1976: 14th Tamagaki, 1st Ajigawa, 9th Takashima, 8th Tomozuna (former komusubi Tomoegata
  • 1976-1989: 9th Tomozuna: (former jūryō Yamatonishiki)
  • 1989-present: 10th Tomozuna (riji, former sekiwake Kaiki)

Notable active wrestlers

See also: sekitori

Coach

Notable former members

Referee

Ushers

Hairdresser

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Sumo Beya Guide - Tomozuna Beya". Japan Sumo Association. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
  2. ^ 親方定年で大島部屋力士が友綱へ転属 (in Japanese). Nikkan Sports. 25 March 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kyokutenho: the first Japanese yusho in six-plus years . . . sort of". The Japan Times. 29 May 2012. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  4. ^ 魁皇の浅香山部屋が地鎮祭「弟子のために」国技館至近 (in Japanese). Sports Nippon. 16 February 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "Oyakata (Coaches)". Japan Sumo Association. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 

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