Azumazeki stable

in Sumida-ku, Japan

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Japan, 〒130-0005 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Higashikomagata, 4 Chome−6−4 東関部屋
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Azumazeki stable (東関部屋, Azumazeki-beya) is a stable of sumo wrestlers, part of the Takasago group of stables. It was founded in February 1986 by the Hawaiian born Takamiyama of the Takasago stable in Higashi–Komagata, Sumida, Tokyo . Azumazeki's first sekitori was Akebono, also from Hawaii, in 1990, who subsequently reached the yokozuna rank. A total of nine foreign born wrestlers have fought for the stable: seven from the United States, one from Great Britain and one (Kosei) from China who retired in January 2017. As of January 2018 it had 10 wrestlers.
The former Takamiyama reached the mandatory retirement age of 65 in June 2009 and was succeeded by Ushiomaru who announced his retirement from active competition after the May tournament. In 2012 it absorbed Nakamura stable when Takamiyama's former stablemate Fujizakura retired as a coach upon turning 65.
In February 2018 the stable moved from Sumida to larger premises in Shibamata District, Katsushika. The opening was celebrated at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan with around 500 guests from the sumo world.


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Azumazeki stable

Address: Japan, 〒130-0005 Tōkyō-to, Sumida-ku, Higashikomagata, 4 Chome−6−4 東関部屋