Nishinoumi Kajirō III

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Nishinoumi Kajirō III
西ノ海 嘉治郎
NIshinoumi III.jpg
Personal information
Born Isesuke Matsuyama
(1890-11-02)November 2, 1890
Kagoshima, Japan
Died July 28, 1933(1933-07-28) (aged 42)
Height 1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 116 kg (256 lb)
Career
Stable Izutsu
Record 176-69-121-4draws-2holds (Total)
134-60-116-2draws-2holds (Makuuchi)
Debut January 1910
Highest rank Yokozuna (April 1923)
Retired October, 1928
Championships 1 (Makuuchi)
1 (Jūryō)
1 (Makushita)
1 (Jonidan)
* Up to date as of September 2007.

Nishinoumi Kajirō III (西ノ海 嘉治郎, November 2, 1890 – July 28, 1933) was a sumo wrestler. He was the sport's 30th yokozuna.

Career[edit]

He joined Izutsu stable and made a debut in January 1910. He was promoted to the top makuuchi division in January 1916. He was promoted to ōzeki in January 1922.

After Ōnishiki Uichirō left the sumo world, there remained only one yokozuna, Tochigiyama, in Tokyo sumo at that time. The Tokyo Sumo Association wanted to promote one more yokozuna. Although he didn't record significantly superior results, he was awarded a yokozuna licence in April 1923. He was promoted to that rank without winning any championships in the top makuuchi division. Therefore, his promotion was controversial, although championships (yūshō) before January 1926 were officially awarded by not the Sumo Association but a newspaper, the Osaka Mainichi Shimbun.

He won his only championship in May 1925. He was stricken by heart disease in November 1925 and was absent from the next tournament. His strength continued to decline and he retired in October 1928. In the top makuuchi division, he won 134 bouts and lost 60 bouts, recording a winning percentage of 69.1.

Top division record[edit]

  • In 1927 Tokyo and Osaka sumo merged and four tournaments a year in Tokyo and other locations began to be held.
Nishinoumi[1]
- Spring
Haru basho, varied
Summer
Natsu basho, varied
1916 East Maegashira #13
9–1
 
East Maegashira #3
2–3–5
 
1917 West Maegashira #5
4–5–1
 
West Maegashira #6
5–4
1d

 
1918 East Maegashira #3
7–2–1
 
East Sekiwake
2–8
 
1919 East Maegashira #3
5–4–1
 
East Maegashira #6
9–1
 
1920 East Komusubi
7–3
 
West Komusubi
5–2–3
 
1921 West Sekiwake
7–2
1h

 
East Sekiwake
8–2
 
1922 West Ōzeki
7–3
 
Sat out
1923 West Ōzeki
8–1
1d

 
East Yokozuna
5–2–4
 
1924 Sat out West Yokozuna
5–2–3
1h

 
1925 West Yokozuna
9–2
 
East Yokozuna
9–2
 
1926 Sat out West Yokozuna
9–2
 
- Spring
Haru basho, Tokyo
March
Sangatsu basho, varied
Summer
Natsu basho, Tokyo
October
Jūgatsu basho, varied
1927 East Yokozuna
3–2–6
 
Sat out East Yokozuna
1–2–8
 
West Yokozuna
1–2–8
 
1928 West Yokozuna
7–3–1
 
Sat out Sat out East Yokozuna
Retired
0–0
Record given as win-loss-absent    Top Division Champion Retired Lower Divisions

Key:d=Draw(s) (引分);   h=Hold(s) (預り)
Divisions: MakuuchiJūryōMakushitaSandanmeJonidanJonokuchi

Makuuchi ranks: YokozunaŌzekiSekiwakeKomusubiMaegashira

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nishinoumi Kajiro Rikishi Information". Sumo Reference. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 

External links[edit]

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