Dewanishiki Tadao

Dewanishiki Tadao
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Personal information
Born Tadao Kokura
(1925-07-15)July 15, 1925
Tokyo, Japan
Died January 1, 2005(2005-01-01) (aged 79)
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11 1⁄2 in)
Weight 143 kg (315 lb)
Career
Stable Dewanoumi
Record 595-576-45-3d/1167
Debut May 1940
Highest rank Sekiwake (May 1956)
Retired September 1964
Elder name Tagonoura
Championships 1 Juryo
1 Sandanme
Special Prizes Outstanding Performance (3)
Fighting Spirit (1)
Gold Stars 10
* Up to date as of June 2020.

Dewanishiki Tadao (July 15, 1925 – January 1, 2005) was a sumo wrestler from Tokyo, Japan. His highest rank was sekiwake. He won ten kinboshi or gold stars for defeating yokozuna during his long top division career, which only four wrestlers have bettered. He also won four special prizes. After his retirement he was a coach at Dewanoumi stable.

Career

He debuted in May 1940 and won his first yusho in sandanme in January 1944.[1] He left sumo for portions of 1944 and 1945 but returned and saw success in jūryō, leading to a 9-1 record in June 1947 to capture the jūryō title. He was then promoted to makuuchi, earning a share of the jun-yūshō (runner-up) in only his first tournament in makuuchi with a 9-2 record. He continued on and earned his first kinboshi in October 1949, defeating yokozuna Maedayama Eigorō.[2] In May 1950, he achieved the rank of komusubi. He achieved his highest career rank of sekiwake in May 1956, but had a 3-9-3 record which dropped him back to maegashira level. He achieved the rank of sekiwake twice more in January 1960 and September 1962, but again dropped down to the maegashira ranks, both times after a single tournament. He won his second Outstanding Performance Prize in 1961, 14 years after his first in 1947. He earned his tenth and final kinboshi in March 1963, defeating yokozuna Taihō Kōki on Day 4 of the tournament. He then retired in September 1964 after a 6-9 make-koshi record. As of 2017 only Akinoshima (16), Takamiyama and Tochinonada (12), and Tosanoumi (11) have earned more career kinboshi.

Retirement from sumo

He remained in sumo as an elder of the Japan Sumo Association, working as a coach at Dewanoumi stable under the name Tagonoura Oyakata. He reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 in 1990. He died in 2005 at the age of 79.

Pre-modern record

  • Only two tournaments were held a year through much of the 1940s. The New Year tournament began and the Spring tournament returned to Osaka tournament in 1953.
Dewanishiki Tadao [3]
- Spring
Haru basho, Tokyo
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1941 (Maezumo) (Maezumo) Not held
1942 East Jonokuchi #16
5–3
 
West Jonidan #31
4–4
 
Not held
1943 East Jonidan #14
4–4
 
East Jonidan #3
6–2
 
Not held
1944 East Sandanme #20
7–1
Champion

 
East Makushita #29
5–0
 
East Makushita #3
–
 
1945 Not held Left sumo East Makushita #2
4–1
 
1946 Not held Not held West Jūryō #7
9–4
 
1947 Not held East Jūryō #1
9–1–P
Champion

 
West Maegashira #11
9–2
O
1948 Not held East Maegashira #4
6–5
 
West Maegashira #2
4–7
 
1949 East Maegashira #5
6–7
 
East Maegashira #7
9–6
 
East Maegashira #3
8–7
β˜…
1950 East Maegashira #1
8–7
 
West Komusubi
3–12
 
East Maegashira #6
11–4
 
1951 West Komusubi
5–10
 
West Maegashira #3
8–7
 
West Maegashira #1
4–11
 
1952 East Maegashira #5
10–5
 
West Komusubi
8–7
 
East Komusubi
6–9
 
- New Year
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
Spring
Haru basho, Osaka
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
Autumn
Aki basho, Tokyo
1953 East Maegashira #2
9–6
β˜…
West Komusubi
8–7
 
West Komusubi
4–11
 
West Maegashira #2
9–6
 
1954 West Komusubi
5–8–2
 
East Maegashira #2
8–7
 
East Maegashira #1
7–8
β˜…
West Maegashira #1
6–9
 
1955 East Maegashira #3
8–6
1d)

 
West Maegashira #2
4–10
East Maegashira #6
6–9
 
East Maegashira #8
12–3
F
1956 West Komusubi
8–7
 
East Komusubi
8–7
 
East Sekiwake #2
3–9–3
 
East Maegashira #5
5–10
 
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Top Division Runner-up Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: β˜…=Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: Makuuchi β€” JΕ«ryō β€” Makushita β€” Sandanme β€” Jonidan β€” Jonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: Yokozuna β€” Ōzeki β€” Sekiwake β€” Komusubi β€” Maegashira

Modern top division record

  • Since the addition of the Kyushu tournament in 1957 and the Nagoya tournament in 1958, the yearly schedule has remained unchanged.
Year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
KyΕ«shΕ« basho, Fukuoka
1957 West Maegashira #7
12–3
 
West Komusubi #2
6–9
 
East Maegashira #2
6–9
 
Not held West Maegashira #5
4–11
 
West Maegashira #9
7–8
 
1958 East Maegashira #10
10–5
 
East Maegashira #6
9–6
 
West Maegashira #2
6–9
 
East Maegashira #5
8–7
β˜…
West Maegashira #2
7–8
 
West Maegashira #2
7–7
1d

 
1959 East Maegashira #2
Sat out due to injury
0–0–15
East Maegashira #11
5–6–4
 
East Maegashira #16
11–4
 
West Maegashira #9
10–5
 
West Maegashira #2
10–5
 
West Komusubi
9–6
 
1960 West Sekiwake #2
6–9
 
West Maegashira #1
5–10
 
West Maegashira #7
9–6
 
West Maegashira #2
9–6
 
East Komusubi #2
5–10
 
East Maegashira #4
6–9
β˜…
1961 East Maegashira #6
8–7
 
West Maegashira #2
3–8–4
 
West Maegashira #8
8–7
 
East Maegashira #7
9–4–2
 
East Maegashira #3
11–4
Oβ˜…β˜…
East Komusubi #2
5–10
 
1962 West Maegashira #5
11–4
 
West Maegashira #1
9–6
 
West Komusubi
7–8
 
East Maegashira #1
9–6
Oβ˜…
East Sekiwake
3–7–5
 
West Maegashira #4
8–7
 
1963 East Maegashira #2
6–9
 
East Maegashira #3
7–8
β˜…
West Maegashira #3
4–11
 
West Maegashira #8
10–5
 
East Maegashira #1
7–8
 
West Maegashira #1
1–9–5
 
1964 East Maegashira #12
7–8
 
West Maegashira #12
8–7
 
East Maegashira #8
6–9
 
West Maegashira #10
7–8
 
East Maegashira #11
Retired
6–9
x
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Top Division Runner-up Retired Lower Divisions

Sanshō key: F=Fighting spirit; O=Outstanding performance; T=Technique     Also shown: β˜…=Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: Makuuchi β€” JΕ«ryō β€” Makushita β€” Sandanme β€” Jonidan β€” Jonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: Yokozuna β€” Ōzeki β€” Sekiwake β€” Komusubi β€” Maegashira

See also

References

  1. ^ "Dewanishiki Tadao". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  2. ^ "Aki 1949 Dewanishiki Tadao". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2017-01-28.
  3. ^ "Kagamisato Kiyoji Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2017-01-30.

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