The Oitekaze stable (追手風部屋 Oitekaze-beya) is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Tokitsukaze ichimon or group of stables. It was established in its modern incarnation on 1 October 1998 by former maegashira Daishōyama, who is the stable's current head coach. He had married the daughter of the previous Oitekaze-oyakata and branched off from Tatsunami stable, taking some wrestlers with him including future sekitori Hayateumi and Daishōdai. As of January 2018, it had 18 wrestlers. Seven wrestlers in the stable's history have reached the top makuuchi division as of 2017.
In December 2016 the stable moved from the Isegahama ichimon to the Tokitsukaze ichimon.
Ring name conventions
Many wrestlers at this stable take ring names or shikona that begin with the characters 大翔 (read: daishō), in deference to their coach and the stable's owner, the former Daishōyama.
Notable active wrestlers
- Daiamami (best rank maegashira)
- Daieishō (best rank maegashira)
- Daishōho (best rank jūryō)
- Daishōmaru (best rank maegashira)
- Endō (best rank maegashira)
- Tsurugishō (best rank jūryō)
Notable former members
- Shikimori Kiichirō (jūryō gyōji, real name Osamu Wachi)
- Tokosaku (3rd class tokoyama)
- Tokokaze (5th class tokoyama)
Location and access
- List of sumo stables
- List of active sumo wrestlers
- List of past sumo wrestlers
- Glossary of sumo terms
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