Banryūyama Takaharu

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Banryuyama Takaharu
播竜山 孝晴
Personal information
Born Takaharu Taguchi
(1951-05-04) May 4, 1951 (age 66)
Tatsuno, Hyōgo, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9 12 in)
Weight 145 kg (320 lb)
Career
Stable Mihogaseki
Record 579-591-26
Debut November, 1966
Highest rank Komusubi (November, 1978)
Retired November, 1984
Championships 4 (Jūryō)
2 (Makushita)
Special Prizes Fighting Spirit (1)
* Up to date as of Sep. 2012.

Banryūyama Takaharu (born 4 May 1951 as Takaharu Taguchi) is a former sumo wrestler from Tatsuno, Hyōgo, Japan. He made his professional debut in November 1966, and reached the top division in March 1975. His highest rank was komusubi. He retired in November 1984 and became an elder of the Japan Sumo Association under the name Matsuchiyama. Upon reaching the mandatory retirement age of 65 in May 2016 he was re-hired as a consultant for five more years.

Career record[edit]

Banryūyama Takaharu[1]
Year in sumo January
Hatsu basho, Tokyo
March
Haru basho, Osaka
May
Natsu basho, Tokyo
July
Nagoya basho, Nagoya
September
Aki basho, Tokyo
November
Kyūshū basho, Fukuoka
1966 x x x x x (Maezumo)
1967 East Jonokuchi #20
4–3
 
West Jonidan #66
4–3
 
West Jonidan #77
4–3
 
East Jonidan #37
2–5
 
West Jonidan #72
3–4
 
West Jonidan #83
5–2
 
1968 East Jonidan #38
4–3
 
East Jonidan #15
4–3
 
East Sandanme #91
4–3
 
East Sandanme #71
3–4
 
East Sandanme #80
3–4
 
East Sandanme #84
5–2
 
1969 East Sandanme #48
5–2
 
East Sandanme #23
5–2
 
West Sandanme #1
3–4
 
West Sandanme #7
4–3
 
West Makushita #56
4–3
 
East Makushita #46
2–5
 
1970 West Sandanme #3
5–2
 
East Makushita #39
5–2
 
West Makushita #22
3–4
 
East Makushita #27
5–2
 
West Makushita #15
4–3
 
West Makushita #12
2–5
 
1971 West Makushita #25
4–3
 
East Makushita #21
6–1
 
East Makushita #5
2–5
 
East Makushita #16
2–5
 
West Makushita #30
5–2
 
West Makushita #12
4–3
 
1972 East Makushita #10
3–4
 
West Makushita #15
Sat out due to injury
0–0–7
West Makushita #45
4–3
 
East Makushita #40
4–3
 
East Makushita #37
4–3
 
East Makushita #34
7–0
Champion

 
1973 West Makushita #4
2–5
 
West Makushita #16
5–2
 
East Makushita #7
5–2
 
West Makushita #2
4–3
 
East Makushita #2
3–4
 
East Makushita #5
4–3
 
1974 West Makushita #2
3–4
 
West Makushita #5
5–2
 
East Makushita #1
4–3
 
East Jūryō #13
9–6
 
West Jūryō #5
6–9
 
East Jūryō #11
10–5–P
Champion

 
1975 East Jūryō #2
11–4
Champion

 
East Maegashira #13
8–7
 
East Maegashira #10
8–7
 
West Maegashira #8
6–9
 
East Maegashira #10
8–7
 
East Maegashira #7
6–9
 
1976 East Maegashira #10
4–11
 
East Jūryō #2
11–4
Champion

 
West Maegashira #12
8–7
 
West Maegashira #9
7–8
 
West Maegashira #10
9–6
 
East Maegashira #5
6–9
 
1977 West Maegashira #8
8–7
 
West Maegashira #3
5–10
 
East Maegashira #9
8–7
 
East Maegashira #6
5–10
 
West Maegashira #11
9–6
 
West Maegashira #5
8–7
 
1978 West Maegashira #4
4–11
 
West Maegashira #10
8–7
 
East Maegashira #7
6–9
 
East Maegashira #10
9–6
 
West Maegashira #3
10–5
F
West Komusubi #1
2–13
 
1979 East Maegashira #8
6–9
 
East Maegashira #11
6–9
 
East Jūryō #1
8–7
 
East Maegashira #14
0–3–12
 
West Jūryō #10
8–7
 
West Jūryō #9
4–11
 
1980 West Makushita #3
4–3
 
West Makushita #2
4–3
 
East Makushita #1
7–0
Champion

 
East Jūryō #9
8–7
 
West Jūryō #5
8–7
 
West Jūryō #3
9–6
 
1981 West Maegashira #12
3–12
 
West Jūryō #7
8–7
 
East Jūryō #3
8–7
 
West Maegashira #13
8–7
 
West Maegashira #8
10–5
 
East Maegashira #2
3–12
 
1982 East Maegashira #11
6–9
 
West Maegashira #13
2–13
 
East Jūryō #8
6–9
 
West Jūryō #11
9–6
 
East Jūryō #6
6–9
 
West Jūryō #10
13–2
Champion

 
1983 West Maegashira #14
4–11
 
East Jūryō #8
6–9
 
East Jūryō #11
6–9
 
East Makushita #1
5–2
 
East Jūryō #11
6–9
 
East Makushita #1
4–3
 
1984 East Jūryō #11
8–7
 
East Jūryō #7
6–9
 
West Jūryō #10
4–11
 
East Makushita #5
3–4
 
East Makushita #10
2–5
 
East Makushita #26
Retired
0–0–7
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: =Kinboshi(s); P=Playoff(s)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banryuyama Takaharu Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2012-09-01.