List of sumo stables
The following is an alphabetical list of heya or training stables in professional sumo. Each belongs to one of six groups. These groups, led by the stable by which each group is named, are in order of size: Dewanoumi ichimon, Nishinoseki ichimon, Tokitsukaze ichimon, Takasago ichimon, Isegahama ichimon, and the splinter group led by Takanohana stable that broke off in in February 2010 after going against JSA accepted Board of Directors election procedures; see here. The founding dates listed below are for the current incarnation of each stable; in most cases this is not the first stable to exist under a given name, however.
The number of stables peaked at 54 with the opening of Onoe stable in August 2006, following which the Japan Sumo Association introduced new rules that September greatly raising the qualifications needed by ex–wrestlers wishing to branch out (namely, those ranked below yokozuna or ozeki must have spent at least 60 tournaments in the top makuuchi division or 25 in the titled sanyaku ranks). Discounting the special circumstances of the temporary closure of Kise stable from 2010 until 2012, there were no new heya established for more than six years, while eleven folded, bringing the number of active heya down to 43. This sequence was ended by the opening of former yokozuna Musashimaru's Musashigawa stable in April 2013.
Name Ichimon Year opened Head coach Notable active wrestlers Arashio Tokitsukaze 2002 ex-komusubi Ōyutaka Sōkokurai Asahiyama Isegahama 1896 ex-ōzeki Daiju Azumazeki Takasago 1986 ex-maegashira Ushiomaru Kaonishiki Chiganoura Dewanoumi 2004 ex-sekiwake Masudayama Masunoyama Dewanoumi Dewanoumi 1862 (c.) ex-sekiwake Washūyama Towanoyama Fujishima Dewanoumi 1981 ex-ōzeki Musōyama Shōtenrō Hakkaku Takasago 1993 61st yokozuna Hokutoumi Okinoumi, Oiwato Irumagawa Dewanoumi 1993 ex-sekiwake Tochitsukasa Sagatsukasa Isegahama Isegahama 1979 63rd yokozuna Asahifuji Harumafuji, Aminishiki, Takarafuji, Homarefuji Isenoumi Tokitsukaze 1949 ex-maegashira Kitakachidoki Ikioi Izutsu Tokitsukaze 1972 ex-sekiwake Sakahoko Kakuryū Kagamiyama Tokitsukaze 1970 ex-sekiwake Tagaryū Kagamio Kasugano Dewanoumi 1925 ex-sekiwake Tochinowaka Tochinoshin, Tochiōzan, Kimurayama,
Kasugayama Isegahama 1997 ex-maegashira Hamanishiki Kataonami Nishonoseki 1961 ex-sekiwake Tamakasuga Tamaasuka, Tamawashi Kise Dewanoumi 2003 ex-maegashira Higonoumi Gagamaru, Jōkōryū, Tokushinho,
Kitanoumi Dewanoumi 1985 55th yokozuna Kitanoumi Kitataiki, Nionoumi, Orora Kokonoe Takasago 1967 58th yokozuna Chiyonofuji Chiyonokuni, Chiyotairyū, Chiyoōtori Matsugane Nishonoseki 1990 ex-ōzeki Wakashimazu Shōhōzan Michinoku Tokitsukaze 1947 ex-ōzeki Kirishima Minato Tokitsukaze 1982 ex-maegashira Minatofuji Minezaki Nishonoseki 1988 ex-maegashira Misugiiso Arawashi Miyagino Isegahama 1958 ex-maegashira Chikubayama Hakuhō, Ryūō, Daikiho Musashigawa Dewanoumi 2013 67th Yokozuna Musashimaru Naruto Nishonoseki 1989 ex-maegashira Takanotsuru Kisenosato, Wakanosato, Takayasu, Takanoyama Nishikido Takasago 2002 ex-sekiwake Mitoizumi Oguruma Nishonoseki 1987 ex-ōzeki Kotokaze Takekaze, Yoshikaze, Kimikaze Oitekaze Isegahama 1998 ex-maegashira Daishōyama Onoe Dewanoumi 2006 ex-komusubi Hamanoshima Satoyama, Tenkaihō Ōnomatsu Takanohana 1994 ex-sekiwake Masurao Wakakōyū, Daidō, Tanzo Ōtake Takanohana 1971 ex-jūryō Dairyū Sadogatake Nishonoseki 1955 ex-sekiwake Kotonowaka Kotoōshū, Kotoshōgiku, Kotoyūki Sakaigawa Dewanoumi 1998 ex-komusubi Ryōgoku Gōeidō, Toyohibiki, Hōchiyama,
Sadanofuji, Sadanoumi, Myōgiryū
Shibatayama Nishonoseki 1999 62nd yokozuna Ōnokuni Shikihide Dewanoumi 1992 ex-maegahira Kitazakura Senshō Shikoroyama Tokitsukaze 2004 ex-sekiwake Terao Hōmashō, Seiro Takadagawa Nishonoseki 1974 ex-sekiwake Akinoshima Takanohana Takanohana 1962 65th yokozuna Takanohana Takanoiwa Takasago Takasago 1878 ex-ōzeki Asashio Asasekiryū Tamanoi Dewanoumi 1990 ex-ōzeki Tochiazuma Fujiazuma, Yoshiazuma, Azumaryū Tatsunami Takanohana 1916 ex-komusubi Asahiyutaka Tokitsukaze Tokitsukaze 1941 ex-maegashira Tokitsuumi Toyonoshima, Tokitenkū, Sotairyū, Tosayutaka Tomozuna Isegahama 1922 ex-sekiwake Kaiki Kaisei, Kyokutenhō, Kyokushūhō, Asahisho
Recent mergers and closures
- Onaruto stable closes December 1994, wrestlers move to Kiriyama stable
- Kumagatani stable closes April 1996, wrestlers move to Tatsunami stable
- Kise stable closes February 2000, wrestlers move to Kiriyama stable
- Tatsutagawa stable closes November 2000, wrestlers move to Michinoku stable
- Wakamatsu stable merges with Takasago stable in February 2002
- Kabutoyama stable closes December 2002, no wrestlers are left but head coach moves to Minato stable
- Takekuma stable closes March 2004, no wrestlers are left but head coach moves to Tomozuna stable
- Oshiogawa stable closes March 2005, wrestlers move to Oguruma stable
- Hatachiyama stable closes June 2006, wrestlers move to Kitanoumi stable
- Isegahama stable closes February 2007, wrestlers move to Kiriyama stable
- Araiso stable closes September 2008, one remaining wrestler moves to Hanakago stable
- Kiriyama stable closes January 2011, wrestlers move to Asahiyama stable
- Takashima stable closes June 2011, head coach moves to Kasugayama stable
- Tagonoura stable closes February 2012, wrestlers move to Dewanoumi stable and Kasugano stable
- Ōshima stable closes April 2012, wrestlers move to Tomozuna stable
- Hanakago stable closes May 2012, wrestlers move to Minezaki stable
- Nakamura stable closes December 2012, wrestlers move to Azumazeki stable
- Nishonoseki stable closes January 2013, remaining wrestlers retire, other personnel move to Matsugane stable
- Hanaregoma stable closes February 2013, wrestlers move to Shibatayama stable
- Magaki stable closes March 2013, wrestlers move to Isegahama stable
- Mihogaseki stable closes October 2013, wrestlers move to Kasugano stable
Recent name changes
- Nakadachi stable is renamed Sakaigawa stable in January 2003.
- Taihō stable is renamed Ōtake stable in February 2003.
- Futagoyama stable is renamed Takanohana stable in February 2004.
- Ajigawa stable is renamed Isegahama stable in November 2007.
- Musashigawa stable is renamed Fujishima stable in September 2010.
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