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Sakaigawa stable (境川部屋, Sakaigawa-beya) is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Dewanoumi group of stables. It was established in its modern form on 25 May 1998 by former komusubi Ryōgoku, who branched off from Dewanoumi stable. It was originally called Nakadachi stable, but when Sakaigawa-oykakata (the 50th yokozuna Sadanoyama) reached the Japan Sumo Association's mandatory retirement age in February 2003, he passed on the Sakaigawa name, and the stable was renamed. As of January 2021, it had 23 wrestlers, with two of them ranked in the two professional divisions, making it one of the more successful stables.
Ring name conventions
Many wrestlers at this stable take ring names or shikona that begin with the characters 佐田 (read: sada), in honor of the original head of the stable, yokozuna Sadanoyama.
Notable active wrestlers
- Takekuma Gōtarō (toshiyori, former ozeki Gōeidō)
- Kimigahama Yukimi (toshiyori, former maegashira Hochiyama)
- Sekinoto Ryūta (shunin, former komusubi Iwakiyama)
- Yamashina Akihiro (toshiyori, former maegashira Sadanofuji)
Notable past wrestlers
- Gōeidō (former ōzeki)
- Iwakiyama (former komusubi)
- Sadanofuji (former maegashira)
- Hochiyama (former maegashira)
- Tokoryū (3rd class tokoyama)
- Tokoteru (4th class tokoyama)
Location and access
Tokyo, Adachi ward, Toneri 4-3-1
- List of sumo stables
- List of active sumo wrestlers
- List of past sumo wrestlers
- Glossary of sumo terms
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