Miyagino stable

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Miyagino stable (宮城野部屋, Miyagino-beya) is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Isegahama ichimon or group of stables. It was founded by the 43rd yokozuna Yoshibayama as Yoshibayama dōjō while he was still an active wrestler, before changing to its current name in 1960.[1]

In August 2004 former jūryō division wrestler Kanechika took over in controversial circumstances from former maegashira Chikubayama, who had been in charge since 1989. Unusually, the new stablemaster was from a different ichimon (Kanechika belonged to Kitanoumi stable, part of the Dewanoumi ichimon, in his days as an active wrestler). Kanechika was able to take control of the stable because he married one of the daughters of the 9th Miyagino's widow, who owned the toshiyori name which Chikubayama was only borrowing, and was adopted by her as her son. Chikubayama, who had guided future yokozuna Hakuhō to the top division, was able to stay on as a coach in the stable by acquiring the Kumagatani name.[2][3] However, in December 2010 he regained control of the Miyagino name and stable after Kanechika was disciplined by the Sumo Association for being caught on tape discussing match-fixing.[4][5] As of January 2020, the stable had 14 wrestlers, including yokozuna Hakuhō.[6]

In March 2020 the stable recruited, on Hakuho's recommendation, a 2 meter tall Mongolian born wrestler Hokuseiho.[7] He was raised in Hokkaido from the age of five, allowing Miyagino to circumvent the Sumo Association's one foreigner per stable rule.[8] He won consecutive championships with perfect records in the jonokuchi and jonidan divisions in July and September 2020.


  • 2010-present: 12th Miyagino: Chikubayama (iin, former maegashira 13)
  • 2004-2010: 11th Miyagino: Kanechika (former jūryō)
  • 1989-2004: 10th Miyagino: Chikubayama (former maegashira 13)
  • 1977-1989: 9th Miyagino: Hirokawa (former komusubi)
  • 1960-1977: 8th Miyagino: former Yoshibayama (the 43rd yokozuna)

Notable active wrestlers





  • Shikimori Kandayu (makuuchi gyoji, real name Hiroshi Kikuchi)
  • Shikimori Seisuke (Jonidan gyoji, real name Koshi Saikawa)


  • Ryūji (makuuchi yobidashi, real name Ryūji Takahashi)


Location and access

Tokyo, Sumida Ward, Yahiro 2-16-10
10 minute walk from Hikifune Station on Keisei Oshiage Line

See also


  1. ^ "Yoshibayama Junnosuke Kabu History". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  2. ^ "Kumagatani Kabu History". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  3. ^ "Miyagino Kabu History". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  4. ^ "Hakuho's stable elder questioned". The Japan Times. 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  5. ^ "Stablemaster bout-rigging claim hit". The Japan Times. 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2012-10-01.
  6. ^ "Sumo Beya Guide - Miyagino Beya". Nihon Sumo Kyokai. 2017-07-20. Retrieved 2017-07-20.
  7. ^ "2-meter-tall Mongolian joins Miyagino stable". Montsame. 2 March 2020. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  8. ^ Gunning, John (26 August 2020). "Hakuho may be on path to becoming great stablemaster if latest recruit pans out". Japan Times. Retrieved 30 September 2020.

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Coordinates: 35°41′39″N 139°48′23″E / 35.6941°N 139.8064°E / 35.6941; 139.8064

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