Ōtake stable

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Ōtake stable (大嶽部屋?, Ōtake-beya) is a stable of sumo wrestlers.

It was set up in 1971, as Taihō stable, by the 48th yokozuna Taihō Kōki on his retirement from wrestling. It passed on to his son-in-law Ōtake (former sekiwake Takatōriki) on his retirement. Its most famous recent wrestler is Ōsunaarashi.

In January 2010 the stable, along with the Takanohana, Ōnomatsu and Magaki stable, was forced to leave the Nishonoseki ichimon after Takanohana declared his intention to run as an unofficial candidate in the elections to the Sumo Association's board of directors. The ejected stables formed their own group, which recently gained ichimon status of its own.[1]

Following the dismissal of the former Takatōriki for his involvement in a scandal over illegal betting, in July 2010 the stable was taken over by the former jūryō wrestler Dairyū, who had been working as a coach at the stable under the name Futagoyama.

Ring name conventions[edit]

Many wrestlers at this stable take ring names or shikona that include the character 大 (read: ō or dai), which is used in the first character of the stable's name and also is in deference to two the owners, whose former shikona also included this character.


  • 2010-present: 17th Ōtake (hyōgiin: councilor, former jūryō Dairyū Tadahiro)
  • 2003 - 2010: 16th Ōtake (former sekiwake Takatōriki)
  • 1971 - 2003: Taihō Kōki (the 48th yokozuna, Taihō)

Notable active wrestlers[edit]


Notable former members[edit]


  • Shirō (san'yaku yobidashi, real name Yoshikazu Shimada)
  • Gorō (makuuchi yobidashi, real name Masaharu Akayama)
  • Takahiro (sandanme yobidashi, real name Takahiro Shimamura)


Location and access[edit]

Tokyo, Kotō ward, Kiyosumi 2-8-3
3 minutes from Kiyosumi-shirakawa Station on the Toei Ōedo Line and Hanzōmon Line

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Takanohana speaks out after six supporters kicked out of sumo faction". Mainichi Daily News. 20 January 2010. Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°40′56″N 139°47′45″E / 35.6822°N 139.7959°E / 35.6822; 139.7959