Sadogatake stable

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Sadogatake stable (佐渡ヶ嶽部屋, Sadogatake-beya) is a stable of sumo wrestlers, one of the Nishonoseki group of stables. In its modern form it dates from September 1955, when it was set up by former komusubi Kotonishiki Noboru. Former yokozuna Kotozakura took over the running of the stable in 1974 following Kotonishiki's death. The stable is located in Matsudo, Chiba prefecture. Over the next thirty years the stable produced a string of top division wrestlers. Kotozakura stood down in November 2005, handing the stable over to his son-in-law, former sekiwake Kotonowaka.

Between September 2007 and July 2010, it became the first stable since Musashigawa stable in 2001 to have two wrestlers ranked at ōzeki simultaneously, with Kotomitsuki and Kotoōshū. It happened again between November 2011 and November 2013 with Kotoōshū and Kotoshōgiku. As of January 2018, it is the stable that has the most wrestlers: 41. Three of them are sekitori.

Ring name conventions[edit]

Virtually all wrestlers at this stable take ring names or shikona that begin with the character 琴 (read: koto), in deference to the founder, Kotonishiki, and the owners who followed him.

Owners[edit]

Notable active wrestlers[edit]

Coaches[edit]

Assistant[edit]

Notable former members[edit]

Referees[edit]

  • Shikimori Kinosuke (makushita gyōji, real name Kazuki Ikegami)
  • Shikimori Shihō (sandanme gyōji, real name Hitoshi Fukuda)

Ushers[edit]

  • Kotozō (makuuchi yobidashi, real name Tsuyoshi Tsuma)
  • Kotoyoshi (makuuchi yobidashi, real name Masaki Takahashi)

Hairdresser[edit]

  • Tokosado (special class tokoyama)
  • Tokoazuma (5th class tokoyama)

Location and access[edit]

Chiba prefecture, Matsudo City, Kushizaki Minamicho 39
7 minute walk from Matsuhidai Station on the Hokusō Line

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°46′38″N 139°57′42″E / 35.7772°N 139.9616°E / 35.7772; 139.9616